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dc.contributor.advisor Azad, AKM Abdul Malek
dc.contributor.author Majumder, Md. Golam Shahriar
dc.contributor.author Alam, Md. Touhidul
dc.contributor.author Zubair, Md. Ashraf Uddin Ahmed
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:22:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:22:15Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04
dc.identifier.other ID 06310028
dc.identifier.other ID 06310021
dc.identifier.other ID 06210002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10361/734
dc.description This thesis report is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2010.
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis report.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (page 35).
dc.description.abstract Now-a-days, dealers of natural resources like fuel, coal etc. are facing a hard time to keep pace with the increasing demand. Therefore, to carry out this demand it is quite necessary to make a new exploration of natural resource of energy and power. Therefore sunlight is now-a-days considered to be a source of energy which is implemented in various day to day applications. Solar energy is being used to produce electricity through sunlight. With the help of this technology we aim to make solar energy powered car in our project. The main component to build a solar car is the solar panel. The solar cells collect a portion of the sun’s energy and store it into the batteries of the solar car. Before that happens, power trackers converts the energy collected from the solar array to the proper system voltage, so that the batteries and the motor can use it. After the energy is stored in the batteries, it is available for use by the motor & motor controller to drive the car. We are going to use two set of batteries; one of which will get the electrical energy from the panel to drive the motor and another will be used as a back-up source of energy which will provide required power when there is no sunlight. A microcontroller can be used in this purpose which can switch to the fully recharged battery when it senses that another battery is empty or not providing enough power to drive the motor. Again, we used a complete circuitry to solve the problem of voltage fluctuation due to movement of the sun, earth or cloud etc. We used a voltage comparator, a relay circuit for and a transistor along with a diode for this purpose. Comparator compares the voltage of solar panel and the battery and then it provides the higher voltage to the transistor to activate the relay which provides the required and stable voltage to the car. However, after all these being proceeded, the motor controller adjusts the amount of energy that flows to the motor to correspond to the throttle. The motor uses that energy to drive the wheels. Preliminarily our objective would be to implement our idea on a remote control toy car and afterwards with help of this prototype we can extend our future work on building a actual car powered by the solar energy. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Md. Golam Shahriar Majumder
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Md. Touhidul Alam
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Md. Ashraf Uddin Ahmed Zubair
dc.format.extent 35 pages
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
dc.rights BRAC University thesis are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.
dc.subject Electrical and Electronic Engineering
dc.title Environment friendly solar car en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BRAC University
dc.description.degree B. Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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