Solar-cell based powering of a node for traffic monitoring

Ondrej Karpis
2013 IOSR Journal of Engineering  
This paper discusses the possibility of using solar cell for supplying energy to a node designated to monitor the traffic. Analysis of the energy requirements of each part of the node is crucial for proper design of the power supply. As energy storage is used an ultracapacitor. The paper contains measurements of energy provided by solar cell under realistic conditions. The results indicate the possibility of using a solar cell to power the node for most of the year.
doi:10.9790/3021-03422832 fatcat:vq2ts7h25fhtrmpbf5przikqce