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DESIGN, DEVELOPMET & SIMULATION OF SOLAR LIGHTING SYSTEM
IJERA (2011)
  • suresh L
Abstract

Global interest in harnessing renewable energy resources has dramatically increased due to the confluence of several factors. The world cannot continue to relay for long on fossil fuels for its energy requirements. Fossil fuels reserves are limited. In addition, when burnt, these add to global warming, air pollution and acid rain. These systems are non- polluting, don’t deplete the natural resources in the long run. The advantages of using solar energy are the cost reduction of installation in the case of non availability of electric grid, reduction of electricity bill and contribution to the protection of the environments (Clean and renewable energy source). After a brief, but broad overview of renewable Energy utilization scenarios, this paper focuses on the employment of a solar lighting system which can make a 3w lamp glow continuously for about one hour if the battery is fully Charged has been constructed. The device can be used for small-scale lighting applications in remote areas that are far away from the power grid. The system has a panel to collect the sun’s energy, a battery to store that energy and a light source to use the energy. The System operates like a bank account. Withdrawals from the battery to power the light source must be compensated for by commensurate deposits of energy form the solar panels.

Keywords
  • Solar lighting system,
  • solar panel,
  • integrated circuit,
  • light source,
  • photovoltaic,
  • battery,
  • relay,
  • solar panel
Publication Date
Fall October 10, 2011
Citation Information
suresh L. "DESIGN, DEVELOPMET & SIMULATION OF SOLAR LIGHTING SYSTEM" IJERA Vol. 1 Iss. 3 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/suresh_l/3/