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Research on the design of bifacial solar module for laboratory scale and the design of potato slicer for household use powered by the solar module
  • Manu Pattelath S,
  • Sushama Giripunje M,
  • Alok Kumar Verma
Manu Pattelath S
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Department of Physics

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Sushama Giripunje M
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Department of Physics
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Alok Kumar Verma
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Department of Physics
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Abstract

This study explores the benefits of employing bifacial solar cells instead of conventional silicon solar cells. When compared to conventional solar cells, bifacial solar cells are more advantageous since they can absorb light from both sides. The albedo from the surface where the solar cell is attached is used by the solar cell's back side. A single bifacial solar module at lab scale is intended to investigate its properties. A potato slicing device is created that uses solar energy as a practical use of the bifacial solar cell. The bifacial solar cell is used to absorb solar energy and charge batteries because it is better than directly connecting a solar cell to a machine since the current will not be stable. The battery is directly attached to the device in order to provide non-fluctuating current. The process of cutting potatoes into slices requires mechanical power, which takes more time to complete. With the development of solar powered potato slicer, this process is now possible. The potato slicer that runs on solar power uses less time than one that runs on mechanical power, and the voltage regulator can regulate the machine's speed. The bifacial solar cells can also be used for more laboratory applications.