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dc.contributor.authorGouws, Rupert
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-01T08:43:11Z
dc.date.available2016-08-01T08:43:11Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationGouws, R. 2013. Energy management by means of PLC for a solar powered ultra-capacitor streetlight system. International journal of research in instrumentation engineering (IJRAIE), 3(1):1-4. [http://www.iret.co.in/J4.html]en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/18112
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.iret.co.in/Docs/IJRAIE/Volume%203/Issue1/1.%20Energy%20Management%20by%20means%20of%20PLC%20for%20a%20Solar%20Powered%20Ultra-capacitor%20Streetlight%20System.pdf
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the design of an energy management programmable logic controller (PLC) control program for a solar powered ultra-capacitor and battery powered streetlight system. A PLC is used to control the flow of energy between an ultra-capacitor bank and a deep-cycle battery bank for a solar powered streetlight system. The purposes are to increase the efficiency of the complete solar powered system and to prolong the lifetime of the battery bank, since deep-cycle batteries normally used in solar electrical systems, generally have low efficiencies, have a limited amount of charging and discharging cycles, have long charging times and are temperature sensitive. The designed operational diagram as well as a functional block diagram of PLC control program is presented. The results of five different scenarios pertaining to the functionality and use of the energy between the ultra-capacitor bank and deep-cycle battery bank are presented in this paperen_US
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dc.publisherIRET (Institute of Research in Engineering and Technology)en_US
dc.subjectEnergy managementen_US
dc.subjectprogrammable logic controlleren_US
dc.subjectultra-capacitorsen_US
dc.subjectdeep-cycle batteriesen_US
dc.titleEnergy management by means of PLC for a solar powered ultra-capacitor streetlight systemen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID11760052 - Gouws, Rupert


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