Performance Evaluation and Technical Development of Eco-environmental Photovoltaic Leisure Ship with Sail-controlling Device With Respect to Solar-Hybrid Generating System

풍력 Sail 돛 제어장치를 이용한 친환경 태양광 레져보트의 하이브리드 발전시스템 관련 성능평가에 대한 연구

  • Received : 2015.09.17
  • Accepted : 2016.02.15
  • Published : 2016.02.28


As a new technical approach, an attempt was made to realize a photovoltaic system for an eco-environmental leisure ship by simultaneously actuating nine photovoltaic solar panels in association with the application of a sail-controlling system using wind energy. In this approach, the photovoltaic system consisted of a solar module, an inverter, a battery, and the relevant components, while the sail-controlling device was equipped with sail up/down and mast turning systems. The previously mentioned eco-environmental leisure ship utilizes a photovoltaic hybrid system that uses solar and wind energy as renewable energy sources. Furthermore, this research included a performance evaluation of the manufactured prototype, the acquisition of the purposed quantity values, and development of the purposed items. The significant items, including the sail up/down speed (seconds) and mast turning angle (degrees) were evaluated for a performance test. A wind direction sensitivity of 90% and maximum instant charging power of 900 W were also obtained in the process of the performance evaluation. In addition, the maximum sail time was also evaluated in order to acquire the optimum value. The performance evaluation showed that the prototype with a photovoltaic hybrid system was suitable for sailing an eco-environmental leisure ship using solar and wind energy.


Eco-environmental leisure ship;Photovoltaic generating system;Sail controlling device;Performance evaluation;Maximum Instant charging power;Sail up/down speed;Mast turning angle


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