Abstract: The light obtained from the Sun is a renewable source of energy which is free from environmental pollution and noise. It can easily replace the energy drawn from the non-renewable sources of energy such as fossil fuels and petroleum deposits inside the earth. In this paper a hybrid model of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology based solar panel is proposed. This hybrid model is integrated with automatic dual axis solar tracking system, nano-fluid cooling and automatic dust cleaning system for improving its efficiency. Efficiency of solar panel can be improved by using solar tracker with CPV panel which continuously tracks sunlight throughout the day to get maximum solar energy. Second method to improve the efficiency is dust cleaning. Dust is barrier between sunlight and solar panel. Third method is cooling technique. As panel temperature increases output voltage of solar panel decreases so cooling of panel is necessary for improvement of efficiency.
Keywords: Concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology, automatic solar tracking system, nano-fluid cooling and automatic dust cleaning system.
| DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2022.11902