Design and performance of 20 watts portable solar generator

Z. A. Abdul Majid, N. Hazali, M. A K M Hanafiah, A. A. Abdullah, A. F. Ismail, Mohd Hafidz Ruslan, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, M. S. Mohd Azmi

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Abstract

A new portable solar generator has been developed to generate electricity. It has the potential to replace petrol generator, widely used by peddlers at night markets (pasar malam). Conventional generators are heavy, oily, have high maintenance and use fossil fuel to generate electricity. The solar generator can generate 20 Watts of electricity. This amount of power can supply up to 96 hours of electricity for the purpose of lighting and running small electrical appliances. The power output is (alternating current) AC current using 150 Watts inverter with 200 Watts surge, suitable for all commercial single phase electric appliances. Solar charge controller is used to maximize the charging rate and to protect the battery. The system has low maintenance whereby the batteries need to be changed every three to four years, depending on the usage. The main concepts of portable solar generator are to reduce installation cost and to introduce a compact design of an optimal energy sizing system. The materials used to develop the solar generator can be easily obtained from local markets, thus reducing the cost of developing the system and making it suitable for commercialization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume36
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event1st International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research 2011, ICMER 2011 - Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Duration: 5 Dec 20117 Dec 2011

Other

Other1st International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research 2011, ICMER 2011
CountryMalaysia
CityKuantan, Pahang
Period5/12/117/12/11

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Electricity
Electric appliances
Fossil fuels
Costs
Lighting
Controllers

Keywords

  • battery
  • inverter
  • photovoltaic
  • solar charge controller

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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Abdul Majid, Z. A., Hazali, N., Hanafiah, M. A. K. M., Abdullah, A. A., Ismail, A. F., Ruslan, M. H., ... Mohd Azmi, M. S. (2012). Design and performance of 20 watts portable solar generator. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (1 ed., Vol. 36). [012040] https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/36/1/012040

Design and performance of 20 watts portable solar generator. / Abdul Majid, Z. A.; Hazali, N.; Hanafiah, M. A K M; Abdullah, A. A.; Ismail, A. F.; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Mohd Azmi, M. S.

IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. Vol. 36 1. ed. 2012. 012040.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abdul Majid, ZA, Hazali, N, Hanafiah, MAKM, Abdullah, AA, Ismail, AF, Ruslan, MH, Sopian, K & Mohd Azmi, MS 2012, Design and performance of 20 watts portable solar generator. in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 1 edn, vol. 36, 012040, 1st International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research 2011, ICMER 2011, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia, 5/12/11. https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/36/1/012040
Abdul Majid ZA, Hazali N, Hanafiah MAKM, Abdullah AA, Ismail AF, Ruslan MH et al. Design and performance of 20 watts portable solar generator. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 1 ed. Vol. 36. 2012. 012040 https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/36/1/012040
Abdul Majid, Z. A. ; Hazali, N. ; Hanafiah, M. A K M ; Abdullah, A. A. ; Ismail, A. F. ; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman ; Mohd Azmi, M. S. / Design and performance of 20 watts portable solar generator. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. Vol. 36 1. ed. 2012.
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