Solar battery charging station and torque sensor based electrically assisted tricycle
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CitationFaraz, T., & Azad, A. (2012). Solar battery charging station and torque sensor based electrically assisted tricycle. Paper presented at the Proceedings - 2012 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2012, 18-22. doi:10.1109/GHTC.2012.62
Bangladesh is witnessing an increase in solar electricity generation as part of an ambitious plan to boost the provision of power from renewable energy sources. Solar energy is being harnessed and converted to electrical energy via solar panels and then stored in batteries which can then be used to power households and agricultural activities. The introduction of a prototype design for a solar battery charging station can aid the process of solar electrification in rural areas and take the load off the grid in urban regions. The batteries charged by these stations can also be used to power modified rickshaws that are torque sensor based and electrically assisted. These sensor based hybrid rickshaws have a longer battery life that requires infrequent charging, are faster than conventional rickshaws and need less human effort to be plied on the streets.