STUDY AND ANALYSIS OF A SOLAR ELECTRIC BOAT WITH DYNAMIC DESIGN STRATEGY IN EFFICIENT WAY
5 Pages Posted: 18 May 2023
Date Written: May 12, 2023
The aim of this paper is to study and analyze the design strategy of a solar-electric boat for river transportation. In this research, the ship is powered by direct sunlight. The work is intended for a short trip around rivers where public transport is very polluted in the summer. Considering that this boat is used in sunny weather, it is possible to understand the boat; energy consumption and continue planning the electric boat and energy storage/management system. The main purpose of the paper is to study the sizing of a photovoltaic (PV) system. An effective design strategy was also analyzed here. First, the ship size calculation is studied based on the existing ship design to obtain an efficient solar photovoltaic system. motor used in such boats are 3hp, 5hp, 10hp etc sizing. Boat can be run directly through sun light or incorporated with battery bank. PV size depends on battery decision. PV size can be 5Kw, 10Kw, 20Kw depending on load demand. Battery backup depends on the duration of the backup time. So our motivation is to establish a strategy for improved ship design which offers higher PV power and lower battery capacity compared to existing ships. This means the best ships use more solar energy and less reliance on grid energy.
Keywords: Design strategy, Efficient design, Solar PV System, Solar Electric Boat
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