AUTOMATIC SOLAR PANEL CLEANING USING WIPER
Innico.R, Karthish Durai.A.M, Poovalingam.M
St Mother Theresa Engineering College, Thoothukudi
One of the key environmental elements that has a big impact on solar PV module efficiency is dust. India is one of the tropical nations where dust buildup on solar panels is a major issue. Due to the dust, the power outputs of some PV modules in India are lowered by 50â€“60% in a month. Therefore, a model of solar panel cleaning system has been suggested to lessen the efficiency loss caused by dust deposition. This technique uses wipers that are each positioned at the panels diagonally opposite corners and are powered by a DC wiper motor via a mechanism. The power loss due to dust may be regulated and kept between 5 to 10% of such output power by cleaning the panels by using technology either daily or weekly, depending on the rate of dust collection. The usage of this proper cleaning with PV panels will shorten the solar PV systems total payback period in locations with substantial soiling losses because it is an affordable solution to the soiling issue.
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)
Published on : 2023-02-25