A fully portable robot system for cleaning solar panels

@article{Jaradat2015AFP,
  title={A fully portable robot system for cleaning solar panels},
  author={Mohammad Abdel Kareem Jaradat and Mohammad Tauseef and Yousuf Altaf and R. Saab and Hussam Adel and Nadeem Yousuf and Yousef H. Zurigat},
  journal={2015 10th International Symposium on Mechatronics and its Applications (ISMA)},
  year={2015},
  pages={1-6}
}
Dust and dirt particles accumulating on PV panels decrease the solar energy reaching the cells, thereby reducing their overall power output. Hence, cleaning the PV panels is a problem of great practical engineering interest in solar PV power generation. In this paper, the problem is reviewed and methods for dust removal are discussed. A portable robotic cleaning device is developed and features a versatile platform which travels the entire length of a panel. An Arduino microcontroller is used… CONTINUE READING

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