This paper presents an intelligent solar panel cleaning system that utilizes a fuzzy logic controller. The output voltage of the solar panel is applied to calculate whether to activate the cleaning mechanism. The direction and position of the system is set using a light sensor that is parallel to the direction of the sunlight. The data from the light sensors, combined with fuzzy logic control software developed using LabVIEW, determine the control commands (stop, forward, and reverse) for the stepper motors controlling the cleaning process. The cleaning process, which is repeated until the power output from the solar panels is sufficient, is performed in real-time to maintain the power generating capacity of the solar cells. A water spray is activated in addition to the cleaning process, reducing the temperature of the solar cells and enabling maximal efficiency to be achieved.
"APPLYING FUZZY LOGIC CONTROLLER TO INTELLIGENT SOLAR PANEL CLEANING SYSTEM,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 22
, Article 8.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol22/iss6/8