Singh, Harinder; Seshagiri, J. V.; Krishna, K. Murali; Srisailam, Ch.; Kumar, M. Narender
May 2014
Indian Streams Research Journal;May2014, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p1
Academic Journal
The Solar Power is the most abundantly available energy available on the Earth and depletion of current non-renewable sources has led to the need for efficient harnessing of this source. The Solar Panels used for the purpose are open to the environment and hence would frequently get obscured by dust and other impurities. The current methods used are risky and uneconomic hence the proposition of a "Solar Panel Cleaning Bot" is made. This doesn't require human intervention and is economic and is studied in the following paper.


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