Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computing, Communication and Control System, I3CAC 2021, 7-8 June 2021, Bharath University, Chennai, India

Research Article

Solar Panel Cleaning System Using Voltage Comparison

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-6-2021.2308576,
        author={R.  Sivaprasad and Pradeep  Krishna K and Keerthivasan  A and Akash  S P and Navin  Sarveswaran S A},
        title={Solar Panel Cleaning System Using Voltage Comparison},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computing, Communication and Control System, I3CAC 2021, 7-8 June 2021, Bharath University, Chennai, India},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={I3CAC},
        year={2021},
        month={6},
        keywords={automatic solar panel cleaning system voltage comparison},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-6-2021.2308576}
    }
    
  • R. Sivaprasad
    Pradeep Krishna K
    Keerthivasan A
    Akash S P
    Navin Sarveswaran S A
    Year: 2021
    Solar Panel Cleaning System Using Voltage Comparison
    I3CAC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-6-2021.2308576
R. Sivaprasad1,*, Pradeep Krishna K2, Keerthivasan A1, Akash S P1, Navin Sarveswaran S A2
  • 1: Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Sri Sairam Engineering College Chennai, India
  • 2: Undergraduate Student Department ofElectrical and Electronics Engineering, Sri Sairam Engineering College Chennai, India
*Contact email: sivaprasad.eee@sairam.edu.in

Abstract

The pollution not only causes harm to the surroundings but also deposits on the solar panel. Besides pollution dust and debris carried by the wind also deposit on solar panel’s surface. Soiling reduces the amount of sunlight incident on the surface of the panel thereby reduces the output produced. To avoid that manual cleaning is done at present. But the process is not continuous and not done periodically so there is a loss of output voltage and current produced from the panel. Thus an automatic solar panel cleaning system is designed, which detects dust by comparing the reference voltage and present voltage measured and cleans by itself until the dust removed.