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PV-Powered Bicycle for Health and Pollution Concern

Susan V Ninan, Anand Mathew



The concern over the fast depleting non-renewable energy sources and the heavy toll on human health as well as alarming rate of environmental pollution and global warming has finally made the automobile industry look for cleaner alternatives sources for fuel. The potential of new generation energy sources such as solar energy to perform equally as well, as its non- renewable competition i.e, fossil fuels is the challenge that today’s scientists are intensively working on. Focus on solar energy as the source for electrical energy and then integrating it with a normal bicycle provides a viable solution for pollution-less low cost transportation along with health benefits. The use of a PMDC motor in addition to the normal pedaling supported by a battery and solar charging facility is the key concept of this project. The solar panels mounted on the carriage will charge the battery, which in turn drives the hub motor. This project on hybrid bicycle promotes cleaner technology, better health as well as lesser reliance on petroleum products.

Keywords: E-bike, solar energy, PMDC motor, hybrid power, PV

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Susan V. Ninan, Anand Mathew, Kevin Sebastian, Sanu Joseph, Sreehari V.R. PV-Powered Bicycle for Health and Pollution Concern. Journal of Microcontroller Engineering and Applications. 2019; 6(3): 5–13p.

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