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Adaptive solar panel - overview and conceptual design

Wan Abdul Hamid, Wan Luqman Hakim and Basharuddin, Nurul 'Ilya and Sukindar, Nor Aiman (2022) Adaptive solar panel - overview and conceptual design. IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 1244. pp. 1-7. ISSN 17578981, 1757-899X

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Renewable energy should reach its maximum usage capacity, around 20%, by 2025, as laid out by the Malaysian government to achieve the seventh Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Affordable and clean energy. Many actions have been implemented to support the idea, including the development of solar energy panels in large photovoltaic installation. However, the installations require a wide area of land, and the efficiency offered is limited due to their fixed position. The efficiency of solar panels in absorbing the light from the sun is important to increase the energy supply. Several designs of the adaptive solar panel were developed by researchers, but the installation costs are high due to the components used. Commonly used actuators to move the solar panels are motor (DC motor, stepper motor, servo motor) that actuate according to the signals from photosensor, programming logic control (PLC), or microcontroller. Herein, the development of an Adaptive Solar Panel (ASP) is studied. SMA with high recoverability when it is strained is introduced as an actuator that capable of generating large actuation when heated to move the solar panel. In discovering the potential of SMA wire, a modern environmental-friendly design with six layers of solar panels with a rotational support system was designed in this study. In future work, the SMA wire actuation will be evaluated by computational simulation method using LS-Dyna.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Actuator, shape memory alloy, solar panel.
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH6014 Environmental engineering.
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807 Renewable energy sources
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Wan Luqman Hakim Wan Abdul Hamid
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2022 11:44
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2022 11:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/99868

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