Solar-powered boat design using standalone distributed PV system

Ru Min Chao, Hung Ku Lin, Chih Hsuan Wu

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Abstract

Due to the shortage for fossil fuel and the environmental pollution problem, renewable energy application has drawn a lot of attention worldwide. Utilization of photovoltaic energy for public open-water activity becomes possible, thanks to the success of the Planet Solar project. However, an economic solution to deploy the PV power system onto an electric boat has not been reported. This paper presents a solar-powered boat design using the latest patented distributed PV power system which includes the state-of-the-art maximum power point tracking technology, power optimizer and the PV power controller. Distributed PV system with more than 10 PV panels using cascaded MPPT controller provides the flexibility of system design and the effective use of photovoltaic energy. The system has been realized by remodeling a PV boat cruising at Love River, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Design details will be reported, and its efficiency will also be addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 4th IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation 2018, ICASI 2018
EditorsArtde Donald Kin-Tak Lam, Stephen D. Prior, Teen-Hang Meen
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages31-34
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538643426
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 22
Event4th IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation, ICASI 2018 - Chiba, Japan
Duration: 2018 Apr 132018 Apr 17

Publication series

NameProceedings of 4th IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation 2018, ICASI 2018

Other

Other4th IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation, ICASI 2018
CountryJapan
CityChiba
Period18-04-1318-04-17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Biomedical Engineering

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