Development of Automaticrobotic System for Vacuum Cleaning of Solar Panels
Solar energy radiated from the Sun is a primary source of energy for Earth. Solar panels use solar radiation and generate energy, and this is used by commercial users and domestic users. Thepower output of solar panel gets reduced due to accumulation of dust particlesand sand on the panels.The solar panels cleaned regularly attract large amounts of sunlight and quantity of electric power generated increases when compared to uncleaned solar panels. Theconventional methods used for cleaning are manual and usewater. To overcome these problems an autonomous cleaning system is designed. It can be used on inclined and slippery surfaces. Robotic navigation and cleaning ofsolar panelsis performed programmatically using electronic systems. Performanceof the system isanalyzed, and results are shown. The system is robust and economical and cleans solar panel arrays which are not inclinedand also those which are inclined.