GB2604867A - PV array connection for a solar cleaning robot - Google Patents

PV array connection for a solar cleaning robot Download PDF

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GB2604867A
GB2604867A GB2103511.8A GB202103511A GB2604867A GB 2604867 A GB2604867 A GB 2604867A GB 202103511 A GB202103511 A GB 202103511A GB 2604867 A GB2604867 A GB 2604867A
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
    • F24SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
    • F24S40/00Safety or protection arrangements of solar heat collectors; Preventing malfunction of solar heat collectors
    • F24S40/20Cleaning; Removing snow
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
    • H02SGENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER BY CONVERSION OF INFRARED RADIATION, VISIBLE LIGHT OR ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, e.g. USING PHOTOVOLTAIC [PV] MODULES
    • H02S40/00Components or accessories in combination with PV modules, not provided for in groups H02S10/00 - H02S30/00
    • H02S40/10Cleaning arrangements
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02EREDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
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    • Y02E10/50Photovoltaic [PV] energy

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A section of track 4 that is used to connect photovoltaic arrays 2. The section of track joins the track 1 on each array to allow a robotic cleaning system to travel from one array to another. This reduces the number of robotic systems required.

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PV arrays can be standard or axis tracking. In desert regions or in sunny regions where it doesn't rain during sunny times in the year in consecutive time, the production of the PV system can be reduced between 10% and 40%, dust can also reduce lifetime and create hotspots on the panels.
Some robot cleaning systems suggest their ROI is between one and two years, nevertheless the systems are still high priced and several cleaning robots are needed per PV array cleaning area. However this solution would provide the chance to have fewer to one robotic cleaning system per PV power plant. The robots can clean fast if it cleans at a speed of 1 km per hour, it can clean 1 kilometer of PV arrays in one hour, if the PV arrays provide an additional table that allows it to transport itself between PV arrays.
The innovation is to connect or place tables that can connect the different axis tracking systems at horizontal tilt to allow the cleaning system to from one tracking system to the next as shown in figure land figure 2.
This system can also be utilized for fixed tilt PV panel holding systems, however in regions with fixed tilt systems it rains frequently and such a cleaning robot system is possible not as util as in a sunny region.
Summary
Tracking systems and cleaning systems allow PV systems to utilize DNI radiation rather than GHI radiation at the highest possible production rates. The robotics cleaning systems are relatively high priced and with a table in between PV arrays less robotic cleaning systems are required, thus increasing the price for the robotic cleaning system.

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  1. Claims In the innovation is a 4. additional table added to a
  2. 2. PV system with 1. single axis tracking system, that allows a cleaning robot to transport itself through the 4. additional table from array to array.
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EP2330363A1 (en) * 2008-09-04 2011-06-08 Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Cleaning apparatus for light collector in solar thermal power generation system
CN204131458U (en) * 2014-09-26 2015-01-28 浙江工业大学 A kind of solar panel cleaning Vehicle with waste water reclaiming device
CN109861641A (en) * 2019-01-24 2019-06-07 徐州工业职业技术学院 Photovoltaic module cooling system and control method based on technology of Internet of things
CN111342764A (en) * 2020-03-09 2020-06-26 国网山东省电力公司利津县供电公司 Photovoltaic power generation panel cleaning device with supporting mechanism

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EP2330363A1 (en) * 2008-09-04 2011-06-08 Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Cleaning apparatus for light collector in solar thermal power generation system
CN204131458U (en) * 2014-09-26 2015-01-28 浙江工业大学 A kind of solar panel cleaning Vehicle with waste water reclaiming device
CN109861641A (en) * 2019-01-24 2019-06-07 徐州工业职业技术学院 Photovoltaic module cooling system and control method based on technology of Internet of things
CN111342764A (en) * 2020-03-09 2020-06-26 国网山东省电力公司利津县供电公司 Photovoltaic power generation panel cleaning device with supporting mechanism

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