Intelligent Technologies for Research and Engineering

Volume: 2

Solar PV Charged Pineapple Leaf Cutter: An Aid for Rural Community

Author(s): Jubin V. Johny, Naamah Susan Saji, Neha M. Suhara, Len Cyriac and S. N. Kumar * .

Pp: 102-110 (9)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815165586124020009

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


This research work proposes a “Solar PV Charged Pineapple Leaf Cutter” (SPVPLC) for rural community people. The cutting of pineapple leaves is a crucial, time-consuming and laborious task. A portable leaf cutter system comprising a DC motor with blade arrangement is utilized in this work and is powered by the PV panel. A mechanical trolley system is also designed that supports the entire system, and it facilitates movement. The outcome of this research work paves the way for the beneficiary of farmers. A 50w solar panel charging battery was utilized in this work. The battery output drives the motor coupled with the blade arrangement through a simple electronic circuit comprising the voltage regulator and current limiting resistors. The simulation was carried out using Proteus software and the prototype model was also depicted in this work.

Keywords: : Green energy, Solar energy, Pineapple leaf, PV panel.

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