Autonomous Solar Panels Cleaning System

Aqeil, Mohammad Tahir (2017) Autonomous Solar Panels Cleaning System. [USQ Project]


This paper study the solar panels cleaning technologies in the current time analyse the advantages and disadvantages of the existing systems and extract technical facts from the various systems. The study conducts a new proposal concept in the cleaning technology by using the emerged trend technology of drones, which provided the mobility for the cleaning systems. A possible solution for the cleaning issues discovered with the aid of Drones technology will provide a method of overcoming the movement issue and complex installation for the robotic systems. Using a handheld robot that uses an air blower to remove dust and other accumulated particles may furnish a possible solution that needs to be prototyped and tested for efficiency and panel surface implications. The study provides a theoretical approach for such solution from the existing technology components. The components selection study details are throughout the paper and include the technical specifications for each component. The study considers the other possible solution of moving autonomous cleaning robots by drones from a row of the panel to the other to handle the movement limitations issue.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Low, Tobias
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2021 23:25
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2021 02:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: Robotic, Cleaning Systems, Solar Power, Drones, Autonomous Systems, Panel Cells, Soiling, Mobile Robots, Renewable Energy
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4007 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics > 400799 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4008 Electrical engineering > 400803 Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)

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