Solar Powered Boke
Electrical and Computer engineering
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People are becoming more aware of the benefits to our environment when using devices that combine electrical technology and renewable energy. This interest in renewable energy has been growing rapidly since people have been noticing the effect non-renewable energy’s been having on our environment. In order to preserve our environment, researchers have been studying ways to utilize renewable energy in better ways, using solar energy for instance. With that in mind, the increase in fuel prices all around the world created the need to find alternatives by attaching solar energy to charge batteries which provides voltage to run the motor. Also, by using solar energy it has less negative impact on the environment, so it can reduce the danger in the environment. In addition, solar energy can be applicable everywhere. We can put solar energy in houses, cars, trains, lights, streets, etc. Designing the project, we specifically focused on how to use as much solar energy as possible to allow the bike to move for the longest time possible by storing the solar energy and allowing the bike to use it whenever it needed to recharge. We took a bike and designed it so the top roof top will be the photovoltaic panel and we insert a tracker for the sun so that it can track the sunlight. One of the main challenges is how to detect light intensity and allowing it to generate the maximum power we can get through solar panels and sun tracker technology which moves the panels to different directions without consuming a lot of power.
- 2018/2019