Design and Development of Smart Solar Grass Cutter
Firas B. Ismail1, Nizar F.O. Al-Muhsen2, Fazreen A. Fuzi3, A. Zukipli4
1Firas B. Ismail, Power Generation Unit, Institute of Power Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Jalan IKRAM-UNITEN, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.
2Nizar F.O. Al-Muhsen, Technical Instructors Training Institute, Middle Technical University, Al-Za’franiya, Baghdad, Iraq.
3Fazreen A. Fuzi, Power Generation Unit, Institute of Power Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Jalan IKRAM-UNITEN, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.
3A. Zukipli, Power Generation Unit, Institute of Power Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Jalan IKRAM-UNITEN, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on November 22, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 4137-4141 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number: B4920129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B4920.129219
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Abstract: From the time immemorial, the sun is the major source of energy for life on earth used for heat and lighting. Nowadays, solar energyhas been known as a renewable energy source. It is an alternative energy to that of fossil fuel and it can be collected from the renewable resources such as sun, wind and hydro. This paper introduces a new development of grass cutter, named as Smart Solar Grass Cutter, by usingsolar irradiance as a primary energy source with the presence of a solar panel. This grass cutter prototype is developed to reduce air pollutant and improve the current design specifically the blade position based on the previous studies. With current technology, this new prototype is designed as remotely controlled grass cutter using Arduino UNO. Smartphone is used as the remote controller. After developing an established prototype, the design analysis is carried out to bevalidate with the theoretical values to ensure that the prototype can be safely used. The Smart Solar Grass Cutter can operate more than two hours when the used battery is fully charged. Based upon the results, the Smart Solar Grass Cutteris reliable with high efficiency of the system compared to the previous studies. Therefore, it can be concluded that the prototype is reliable and environmentally friendly.
Keywords: Smart Grass Cutter,Solar Grass Cutter, Smart Solar System.