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Proceedings of the 2023 International Conference on Mechatronics and Smart Systems

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Research progress and application of spherical solar cell in solar car

YingJie Tang 1 , XianJun Xiao * 2
1 Wuhan University of Technology
2 Zhejiang University of Water Resources and Electric Power

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Applied and Computational Engineering, Vol. 9, 43-54
Published 25 September 2023. © 25 September 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation YingJie Tang, XianJun Xiao. Research progress and application of spherical solar cell in solar car. ACE (2023) Vol. 9: 43-54. DOI: 10.54254/2755-2721/9/20230029.

Abstract

Along with the economic development of China, all industries have faced new opportunities. However, the fast development of the automobile industry has also negatively impacted environmental resources, such as petroleum resource consumption and environmental pollution. In order to protect the environment and travel green, this paper analyzes the progress of solar energy applied to cars as clean energy. First of all, this paper explains the working principle of solar cars and how to convert the collected solar energy into electric energy to store or provide kinetic energy for the car. Further, since the loss of air resistance of the car accounts for up to 60%, this paper analyzes the modeling and design principles of the solar car through aerodynamics. In addition, this paper focuses on the solar panel-related content, which is the core part of the solar car, puts forward and introduces the spherical solar cell not popular in China, and finally puts forward relevant suggestions for the pilot of the solar car. Reducing the kinetic energy loss caused by air resistance and improving the efficiency of solar energy conversion should be the focus of the future development of solar vehicles.

Keywords

solar car, ball-type battery panel, aerodynamics.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2023 International Conference on Mechatronics and Smart Systems
ISBN (Print)
978-1-83558-007-3
ISBN (Online)
978-1-83558-008-0
Published Date
25 September 2023
Series
Applied and Computational Engineering
ISSN (Print)
2755-2721
ISSN (Online)
2755-273X
DOI
10.54254/2755-2721/9/20230029
Copyright
25 September 2023
Open Access
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

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