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Measuring the light intensity of a hybrid powered CFL and LED lighting using 3D electronic vision in rotation of the solar panel

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2 Author(s)
RD Nell ; Department of Electrical Engineering, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa ; MTE Kahn

This paper describes how 3D electronic vision can be used in rotation of the solar panel for optimal use of sunlight to power an incandescent, CFL and LED light. The light intensity from the CFL and LED lighting powered by the solar panel is measured and how the solar panel, battery setup and grid supply is used in a hybrid electrical setup for both daytime and night time lighting. The method used is to measure the light intensity of the incandescent, CFL and LED lighting. To obtain optimal use of the solar panel, the 3D vision formula is used to rotate the solar panel. The CFL and LED light intensity measurements are obtained as daytime lightning are needed in certain buildings. As different ambient conditions occur during daytime, the effect of a half shadow and full shadow on the solar panel is investigating. The hybrid electrical supply setup was designed and the incandescent, CFL and LED lights were powered from the solar panel. The output light intensity of the incandescent, CFL and LED lights were measured with the solar panel covered in full shadow, half shadow and no shadow. The use of CFL and LED lights with a solar panel and battery can apply lightning for daytime and night time. The light intensity of both is discussed powered by the solar panel during different ambient conditions.

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Domestic Use of Energy Conference (DUE), 2012 Proceedings of the 20th

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3-4 April 2012