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Performance Analysis of Automatic Cleaning System for Solar PV Modules

  • Rupendra Pachauri
  • Himanshu Rai Anand
  • Anurag Koushal
  • Anurag Singh
  • Yogesh K. Chauhan
  • S. Choudhury
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 624)

Abstract

An experimental setup for automatic cleaning of dust fouling on photovoltaic (PV) system is designed. Comprehensive observations are carried out for numerous types of tracking and cleaning conditions for the extensive comparative study. In this context, the performance of the designed system is compared with stationary, sun tracking, and tracking with cleaning conditions in terms of open-circuit voltage, current, and power. The obtained results are carried out to evaluate the designed system performance for solar PV modules and/or array in tracking and cleaning conditions simultaneously, which are found satisfactorily and soupier. So, the present study is very helpful for the enhancement of the PV module efficiency and can be recommended to extract the maximum electrical energy from PV module in domestics as well as commercial applications.

Keywords

Photovoltaic system Solar tracker Automatic solar cleaning system Renewable energy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rupendra Pachauri
    • 1
  • Himanshu Rai Anand
    • 2
  • Anurag Koushal
    • 2
  • Anurag Singh
    • 2
  • Yogesh K. Chauhan
    • 2
  • S. Choudhury
    • 1
  1. 1.Electronics Instrumentation and Control Engineering Department, College of Engineering StudiesUniversity of Petroleum and Energy StudiesDehradunIndia
  2. 2.Electrical Engineering Department, School of EngineeringGautam Buddha UniversityGreater NoidaIndia

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