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Author Al-Dhaheri, S.M. ♦ Lamont, L.A. ♦ El-Chaar, L. ♦ Al-Ameri, O.A.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2010
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Boosting ♦ Photovoltaic systems ♦ Solar power generation ♦ Birds ♦ Programmable control ♦ Cleaning ♦ Power generation ♦ Power system reliability ♦ Automatic control ♦ Control systems
Abstract This paper presents a novel automatic cleaning device used to enhance the output power of PV modules especially for offshore applications where efficiency and reliability are critical issues. The design described has also the capability of repelling birds from approaching near the PV systems, nesting and therefore preventing bird droppings. The system is powered and controlled by means of a programmable logic controller (PLC) which has the ability of program upgrading and low power consumption.
Description Author affiliation: Electrical Engineering Department, Petroleum Institute, P.O. Box: 2533, Abu Dhabi, UAE (Al-Dhaheri, S.M.; Lamont, L.A.; El-Chaar, L.; Al-Ameri, O.A.)
ISBN 9781424465460
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-04-19
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
e-ISBN 9781424465484
Size (in Bytes) 1.55 MB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 6


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library