IOT Based Solar Panel Cleaning Robot
This paper presents a very small-sized, cost-effective, fully automated, man-less solution for solar panel cleaning. Dust on solar panel has become a huge issue in the field of Solar Power. The efficiency of Solar Panel power generation is greatly affected due to dust accumulation. The robot designed in this paper provides an appropriate solution for dust cleaning. This IOT based design helps user to monitor the increase in power generation of each and every panel in a system after its cleaning through smart phone or webpage from any part of the world. One can clearly observe the increase in panel current as current output of each panel is made available to user via HMI panel. Best part of this system is that it detects the panel breakage. The results have been collected on the field and mentioned in this paper along with photographs.
Keywords - Cost-Efficient, Small-Sized, Monitoring System.