C-60 SOLAR POWERED AIRCRAFT In this project we are going to show you to power an aircraft from solarcells and have an uninterrupted flight for 50 minutes with the aid of a dc source excluding solar cells. The project is concerned with the uninterrupted flight by using renewable energy i.e. solar cells energy and have a smooth and long flight without fuel to any desired place as long as the sunlight is available, on the dismissal of sunlight the dc battery source will be there to drive the aircraft. This air craft is also capable of one to one communication for such areas where wireless communication is inaccessible. The aircraft is equipped with Xbee-S1module (Communication module) which is communicated to the Xbee in inaccessible wireless areas. The Xbee of inaccessible area fetch the data from the sensor in that area and transfer this data to the Xbee in aircraft, storing in the SD card in aircraft. After the aircraft flight is ended the SD card data can be fetched via computer and graph of complete analysis of that area in excel sheet.
With the non-renewable sources of nature diminishing and the global warming effect increasing, Solar energy is vital in the present times considering the fact that the power demand in the world is a never ending process. And the emergence of the solar cells in the 19th century has signified the importance of solar energy today, in our lives. A solar cell is a device converting the sunlight energy directly into electricity with the use of the photovoltaic effect. The term “photovoltaic” is used since 1849, derived from Greek ‘phos’ meaning “light” and ‘voltaic’ meaning “electric” from the name of the Italian physicist Volta. These solar cells or the photovoltaic cells today are used to make solar panels, solar modules, or photovoltaic arrays.
In this 21st century, where the development of technology is skyrocketing every day, there’s no doubt that there will be even more high-tech inventions being created in the upcoming years… According to the Peter Sage, the entrepreneur of Space Energy Incorporated has been mentioned that the Space-based solar power (SBSP) is going to be a reality in the near future. With this Space-based solar power, it enables the solar panels to be floated in the middle of space and harnessing energy from the sun. This means that the solar panels can absorb the solar power 24 hours a day, regardless of the day and night! Sage elaborated that the basic concept of Space-based solar power is having solar cells in space collecting energy from sun, and then it converts the energy into a low intensity microwave beam. It will be sent down to Earth, collected on a rectenna and fed into the power grid to provide unlimited electricity. Do you know that there’s almost 200 million gigawatts of solar energy is beamed towards the Earth every second and if we can find the effective way to harness the energy, then the shortage of electricity will soon be overcome!
You’re very concern about the global warming matter? You want to do something to reduce the side effects of the global warming, but you didn’t know where you should start with? Well, in this case, you might want to have your starting point in the recycle with these SunCat rechargeable batteries! You must be wondered, “What’s the specialty of this batteries and why I should have it?” Honestly, the specialty about the batteries is you can do it with your bare hand (prototype). If you think that those rechargeable batteries are a little bit fuzzy and inconvenience, then you can make your very own “SunCat rechargeable batteries” with integrated solar cells surrounding all over the batteries. It’s very simple to create the “SunCat rechargeable batteries” . Firstly, you have to prepare two or more older NiMH rechargeable batteries. Next, you must glue the flexible Photo Voltaic (PV) cells onto the batteries. For your information, the PV cells are mostly rated at 1.8 V and it can match pretty well with the 1.5 V batteries! Lastly, put all the “SunCat rechargeable batteries” under the sunshine as long as you want it to be. Voila, you now have the SunCat rechargeable batteries…