Development of Electric Bicycle by Harnessing Solar Energy

Authors(5) :-Jeevitha S, Manojkumar M, Subash K, Salma K, Raghunath M J

In present scenario a Solar Bicycle system will help to solve the major problems of fuel and pollution. There is no doubt that the emission of carbon-dioxide from an automobile exhaust is a concern for the increasing rate of global warming. The fuel prices in India and around the world is increasing day by day thus there is a tremendous need to search for an alternative to conserve these natural resources. Promoting use of solar vehicles can reduce CO2 emission and the fuel costs. Thus a solar bicycle is an electric vehicle which provides alternative by utilizing solar energy to run the motor. India is blessed with nine months of sunny climate thus concept of solar bicycle will be very useful in India. The bicycle has the most feasible solar/electric power generation system mounted on the vehicle to charge the battery during all durations. Solar panels can be mounted on the backside of bicycle to capture the sun rays. For controlling speed of the motor, an accelerator is given which controls the supply. This type of technique is to reduce the running cost and increasing the running efficiency of the vehicle. The speed of the Solar Bicycle can go up to 15 – 20 km/hr carrying a load of a person of average weight. Thus solar bicycle can become a vital and cheap alternative against the use of automobile and thus its manufacturing is essential.

Authors and Affiliations

Jeevitha S
Students, VIII Semester, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, VVCE, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
Manojkumar M
Students, VIII Semester, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, VVCE, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
Subash K
Students, VIII Semester, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, VVCE, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
Salma K
Students, VIII Semester, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, VVCE, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
Raghunath M J
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, VVCE, Mysuru, Karnataka, India

Solar Bicycle, Brushless DC motor (BLDC), Solar Panel, Motor Controller, Accelerator (Throttle).

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 6 | May-June 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-05-08
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 819-823
Manuscript Number : CSEIT1846154
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

ISSN : 2456-3307

Cite This Article :

Jeevitha S, Manojkumar M, Subash K, Salma K, Raghunath M J, "Development of Electric Bicycle by Harnessing Solar Energy", International Journal of Scientific Research in Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology (IJSRCSEIT), ISSN : 2456-3307, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp.819-823, May-June-2018.
Journal URL : http://ijsrcseit.com/CSEIT1846154

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