System To Measure Solar Power

Solar Projects
System To Measure Solar Power The designed project measures different solar cell parameters like light intensity, voltage, current and temperature by using multiple sensor data acquisition. The project uses a solar panel to monitor sunlight and a 8051 family microcontroller. The project requires an LDR sensor for measuring light intensity, a voltage divider to measure voltage and a temperature sensor to measure the temperature. These measurements are then displayed by the microcontroller to a LCD screen. Thus this system allows user to effectively monitor solar parameters using this system.
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Fully Automated Solar Grass Cutter

Solar Projects
Fully Automated Solar Grass Cutter The fully automated solar grass cutter is a fully automated grass cutting robotic vehicle powered by solar energy that also avoids obstacles and is capable of fully automated grass cutting without the need of any human interaction. The system uses 6V batteries to power the vehicle movement motors as well as the grass cutter motor. We also use a solar panel to charge the battery so that there is no need of charging it externally. The grass cutter and vehicle motors are interfaced to an 8051 family microcontroller that controls the working of all the motors. It is also interfaced to an ultrasonic sensor for object detection. The microcontroller moves the vehicle motors in forward direction in case no obstacle is detected. On obstacle detection…
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Irrigation System running on Solar Power

Solar Projects
Irrigation System running on Solar Power The system is an automatic irrigation system where the irrigation pump is operated from solar energy. It becomes tedious to manually operate the irrigation system and keep monitoring the water level of the soil. Hence the system uses solar power by using photo-voltaic cells instead of commercial electricity. The project requires an op-amp IC that acts as comparator and senses the soil moisture level. To measure the soil moisture content two copper wires are inserted into the soil at a certain distance. The sensors send the data to microcontroller which is interfaced to relay driver IC that initiates relay to operate pump motor to switch ON/OFF and the status of the pump is displayed on a LCD screen.
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Solar UPS Project

Solar Projects
Solar UPS Project Here we propose a solar based ups project that uses solar energy to charge battery and then the DC battery is used to power an AC load using inverter. Our solar panel is used to constantly charge the 12V DC battery using charge controller circuitry. And once we turn on the load switch the battery charge is inverted and stepped up from 12V DC to around 140 – 150 V AC. This is now provided to the AC load. Thus our system successfully powers AC load using a solar panel and battery. The system can be used as a UPS in case of emergency power cuts or outage and has the capacity to work as a standalone system without the need of any external electricity supply.
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Controlling Solar Energy Charge

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Controlling Solar Energy Charge The project allows for battery charging system from a solar panel. With the help of the solar panel the solar energy is converted into electrical energy through photo-voltaic cells. The system is beneficial for storing the energy for night time use. The project even controls the charging mechanism i.e. when the battery gets overcharged or undercharged. It requires a set of op-amps that constantly monitors the parameters like panel voltage, load current etc. When the battery is fully charged a green LED is switched on and when the battery is over charged or undercharged a red LED glows. MOSFET is used to cut off the load when it gets overcharged or is undercharged whereas a transistor is used to switch the load to another dummy one…
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Solar Panel With Sun Position Tracking

Solar Projects
Solar Panel With Sun Position Tracking The designed project aims at tracking the sun to achieve the maximum sun light incident on the solar panel during anytime of the day. The project is useful during cloudy days. The system requires a solar panel coupled with a stepping motor to keep tracking the sun and moving according to the maximum sun light received. A microcontroller of 8051 family is used that generates stepped pulses periodically to rotate the panel through stepper motor. The power to the motor is provided by an interfacing IC.
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Solar Street Lights With Auto Intensity Controller

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Solar Street Lights With Auto Intensity Controller This system is mainly designed for LED based street lights with auto intensity control. This is done using solar power from photovoltaic cells. Due to the many benefits of using solar energy, many institutions are opting to make use of solar energy. For converting the sunlight to electricity, photovoltaic panels are used for charging the batteries. In order to control charging, charge controller is used. Intensity of street lights is required to be kept high during the peak hours. As the traffic on the roads tends to decrease slowly in late nights, the intensity can be reduced progressively till morning to save energy. Thus, the street lights switch ON at the dusk and then switch OFF at the dawn automatically. The process repeats…
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IOT Solar Power Monitoring System

Solar Projects
IOT Solar Power Monitoring System Solar power plants need to be monitored for optimum power output. This helps retrieve efficient power output from power plants while monitoring for faulty solar panels, connections, dust accumulated on panels lowering output and other such issues affecting solar performance. So here we propose an automated IOT based solar power monitoring system that allows for automated solar power monitoring from anywhere over the internet. We use arduino based system to monitor a 10Watt solar panel parameters. Our system constantly monitors the solar panel and transmits the power output to IOT system over the internet. Here we use IOT Gecko to transmit solar power parameters over the internet to IOT Gecko server. It now displays these parameters to the user using an effective GUI and also…
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Sun Tracking Solar Panel Using Arduino

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Sun Tracking Solar Panel Using Arduino Solar energy is an unlimited source of energy which if harnessed properly will get the mankind devoid of using the conventional sources of energy he has been long using. This project has been designed keeping this in view to make the harnessing of solar energy more efficient. Sun Tracking Solar Panel Using Arduino project is based on Arduino controller board which controls the various activities of the project. A Solar Panel is used to harness solar energy. Also, since a panel which is incident to the sun can gather more amount of solar energy, the solar panel is attached to a motor. This motor is electrically connected to the controller board. The system periodically checks the availability of solar energy from one horizon to…
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Solar Power Measurement System Using ARM Cortex

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SOLAR POWER MEASUREMENT SYSTEM USING ARM CORTEX Today human beings have been advancing in technology and other fields at a rate which seems incomprehensible, but at the same time our needs have increased as well. Mankind is now exploiting fuel resources at the rate faster than which, those resources can be replenished. At this rate, we might have to face An Energy Crisis in the near future. Now, to tackle this problem we must shift our focus to Alternative Sources/Renewable Sources of energy. Some of the Renewable Energy Sources include: Solar, Wind and Tidal Energy. Out of these, Solar Energy is available very abundantly. And with the help of this project, System to measure solar power using ARM CORTEX; we attempt to harness the Energy of the Sun. This project…
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Smart Solar Grass Cutter With Lawn Coverage

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Smart Solar Grass Cutter With Lawn Coverage The smart grass cutter system puts forth a completely automated lawn mover mechanism. The robotic vehicle is equipped with a grass cutter blade that allows for grass cutting at high RPM. The system has a smart functionality that allows it to cover the complete area of a lawn or garden by detecting corners using ultrasonic sensor and moving in a zigzag manner in order to cover the entire area. This efficient system uses a microcontroller based circuit in order to achieve this functionality. It is a battery operated system that uses 2 batteries. One battery is used to run the vehicle movement DC motors and the other one is used to power the grass cutter motor. Also the system uses a solar panel…
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Rotating Solar Panel Using Arduino

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Rotating Solar Panel Using Arduino Energy demands in the recent years have been recorded to be growing at an exponential rate by the commercial and as well as domestic markets. While the non-renewable resources are rapidly getting depleted, it leaves no other option but to use renewable resources to produce usable energy. One of these resources, the Solar energy is the most abundant and easy to harness resource through Solar panels. This project makes this process of harnessing solar energy more efficient. The Rotating Solar Panel Using Arduino project aims at charging a 12VDC Battery with the help of a Solar Panel mounted on platform which can rotate with the help of a motor. This motor is getting controlled by Atmega328 microcontroller mounted on an Arduino Uno Board which is…
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Dual Power Generation Solar Plus Windmill Generator

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Dual Power Generation Solar Plus Windmill Generator Renewable energy has been on an increasing demand in the recent due to over stress on non-renewable resources and their increasing cost. Thus producing electricity with the use of renewable resources like Wind and Solar has been taken up in this project. A Windmill, which rotates when there is enough wind, generates electricity owing to magnetic coupling between the rotating and stationary coil. A horizontally rotating prototype of Windmill is being used in this project. Silicon based wafers which are cascaded together to form a Solar Panel is being used in this project to generate electricity. Dual Power Generation Solar + Windmill System harnesses both the Solar and Windmill i.e, Wind Turbine Generator to charge a 12V Battery. The System is based on…
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Arduino Based System To Measure Solar Power

Solar Projects
Arduino Based System To Measure Solar Power The designed project measures different solar cell parameters like light intensity, voltage, current and temperature by using multiple sensor data acquisition. The project uses a solar panel to monitor sunlight and Arduino board which has ATmega family microcontroller attached to it. The project requires an LDR sensor for measuring light intensity, a voltage divider to measure voltage and a temperature sensor to measure the temperature. These measurements are then displayed by the microcontroller to a LCD screen. Thus this system allows user to effectively monitor solar parameters using this system.
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Solar Peizo Hybrid Power Charging System

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Solar Peizo Hybrid Power Charging System The use of renewable resources like the solar energy and various other clean sources of energy has been on an increase in demand in the recent years due to their ease in availability and low and cost. This project demonstrates how to use the solar energy and the kinetic energy from footsteps of people walking over piezo based footboard. The Solar Panel is used to harness the solar power. It converts the solar power into voltage, which when more than the voltage in the battery is able to charge the battery. The power available through the solar panel is sensed by an Atmega family microcontroller which it displays on the LCD. Similarly, the power generated through footsteps over Piezo Footboard is shown on the…
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Hybrid Inverter With Solar Battery Charging

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Hybrid Inverter With Solar Battery Charging Inverters are widely used in the domestic as well as industrial environments to serve as second line of source in case of power cut form the electricity utility grids. However, due to low capacity of the battery the inverter dies out with the use of heavy load appliances. This project is designed in such a way that it overcomes this limitation by the use of solar energy. Hybrid Inverter with Solar Battery Charging System consists of an inverter powered by a 12V Battery. This inverter generates up to 110V AC with the help of driver circuitry and a heavy load transformer. This battery gets charged from two sources, first being the mains power supply itself. If the mains power supply is available, the relay…
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Auto Intensity Control Of Solar Based Street Lights

Auto Intensity Control Of Solar Based Street Lights

8051 Microcontroller, Solar Projects
Auto Intensity Control Of Solar Based Street Lights This system is mainly designed for LED based street lights with auto intensity control. This is done using solar power from photovoltaic cells. Due to the many benefits of using solar energy, many institutions are opting to make use of solar energy. For converting the sunlight to electricity, photovoltaic panels are used for charging the batteries. In order to control charging, charge controller is used. Intensity of street lights is required to be kept high during the peak hours. As the traffic on the roads tends to decrease slowly in late nights, the intensity can be reduced progressively till morning to save energy. Thus, the street lights switch ON at the dusk and then switch OFF at the dawn automatically. The process…
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Suntracker Solar Panel

Suntracker Solar Panel

8051 Microcontroller, Solar Projects
Suntracker Solar Panel The designed project aims at tracking the sun to achieve the maximum sun light incident on the solar panel during anytime of the day. The project is useful during cloudy days. The system requires a solar panel coupled with a stepping motor to keep tracking the sun and moving according to the maximum sun light received. A microcontroller of 8051 family is used that generates stepped pulses periodically to rotate the panel through stepper motor. The power to the motor is provided by an interfacing IC.
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Irrigation System running on Solar Power

Irrigation System running on Solar Power

8051 Microcontroller, Sensor, Solar Projects
Irrigation System running on Solar Power The system is an automatic irrigation system where the irrigation pump is operated from solar energy. It becomes tedious to manually operate the irrigation system and keep monitoring the water level of the soil. Hence the system uses solar power by using photo-voltaic cells instead of commercial electricity. The project requires an op-amp IC that acts as comparator and senses the soil moisture level. To measure the soil moisture content two copper wires are inserted into the soil at a certain distance. The sensors send the data to microcontroller which is interfaced to relay driver IC that initiates relay to operate pump motor to switch ON/OFF and the status of the pump is displayed on a LCD screen.
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Multi Power Supply Using 4 Different Sources For No Break Power Supply

Multi Power Supply Using 4 Different Sources For No Break Power Supply

8051 Microcontroller, Solar Projects
Multi Power Supply Using 4 Different Sources For No Break Power Supply The project is designed to automatically supply continuous power to a load through one of the four sources of supply that are: solar, mains, generator, and inverter when any one of them is unavailable. Four switches are used for four respective sources. These are connected to a microcontroller of 8051 family that provides input signals to it. Whenever a switch is pressed it shows the absence of that particular source. A relay driver is used that receives microcontroller generated output and switches that particular relay to provide continuous power supply. A lamp is used as a load for demonstration purpose which draws power from main. When main fails to supply power, automatically next available source is used say…
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System To Measure Solar Power

System To Measure Solar Power

8051 Microcontroller, Sensor, Solar Projects
System To Measure Solar Power The designed project measures different solar cell parameters like light intensity, voltage, current and temperature by using multiple sensor data acquisition. The project uses a solar panel to monitor sunlight and a 8051 family microcontroller. The project requires an LDR sensor for measuring light intensity, a voltage divider to measure voltage and a temperature sensor to measure the temperature. These measurements are then displayed by the microcontroller to a LCD screen. Thus this system allows user to effectively monitor solar parameters using this system.
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Fully Automated Solar Grass Cutter

Fully Automated Solar Grass Cutter

8051 Microcontroller, Sensor, Solar Projects
Fully Automated Solar Grass Cutter The fully automated solar grass cutter is a fully automated grass cutting robotic vehicle powered by solar energy that also avoids obstacles and is capable of fully automated grass cutting without the need of any human interaction. The system uses 6V batteries to power the vehicle movement motors as well as the grass cutter motor. We also use a solar panel to charge the battery so that there is no need of charging it externally. The grass cutter and vehicle motors are interfaced to an 8051 family microcontroller that controls the working of all the motors. It is also interfaced to an ultrasonic sensor for object detection. The microcontroller moves the vehicle motors in forward direction in case no obstacle is detected. On obstacle detection…
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IOT Solar Power Monitoring System

Internet Of Things, Sensor, Solar Projects
IOT Solar Power Monitoring System Solar power plants need to be monitored for optimum power output. This helps retrieve efficient power output from power plants while monitoring for faulty solar panels, connections, dust accumulated on panels lowering output and other such issues affecting solar performance. So here we propose an automated IOT based solar power monitoring system that allows for automated solar power monitoring from anywhere over the internet. We use arduino based system to monitor a 10Watt solar panel parameters. Our system constantly monitors the solar panel and transmits the power output to IOT system over the internet. Here we use IOT Gecko to transmit solar power parameters over the internet to IOT Gecko server. It now displays these parameters to the user using an effective GUI and also…
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