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200 Watts Portable Solar Generator for a Typical Barbing Salon

Edeghe, M. B and Babalola, P.O. (2018) 200 Watts Portable Solar Generator for a Typical Barbing Salon. IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering.

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The need for power alternatives due to the instability of the on-grid supply becomes very essential. A portable solar generator is proffered to solve that problem as it would replace the environmentally unfriendly petrol and diesel generator being used by many in Nigeria today. The main aim of this work is to design and construct a portable solar generator capable of satisfying the load requirements for a typical barbing salon. Two barbing salons, one at Daniel Hall and the other at Chapel in Covenant University were surveyed for this project to determine their load requirements. The survey indicated a barest demand per hour of 215Wh and a peak demand of 525Wh. The peak demand was chosen as the target. The system has features such as metal frame box and wheel to enhance mobility and appropriately sized components such as the inverter, charge controller and battery. Furthermore, the system can be appropriately sized for other load categories not limited to homes as well as industrial applications. On completion, the final product will weight 45Kg that supplies both 230V 1000W AC and a regulated 12V DC power for a maximum time of 3 hours. With the average body weight indicated as 60.7 Kg this device can be conveniently moved by an average adult.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: solar panel, inverter, battery
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2018 12:25
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018 12:25

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