Te terminal of each household was seal-closed to prevent moisture and evaporated electrolytes from entering the terminal from any direction. This metal was chosen because it is soft and easy to work with. Its lack of a powdery surface made it easier to seal using a heated metal spatula. The assembly was sealed with an electrically-insulating gasket. The assembly was then connected using a pair of alligator clips to the solar tracker and the data acquisition system. After the pilot test was complete, all cell pack units were assembled and installed in the field.
The whole assembly was a lot larger than we had anticipated. The next challenge was to attach the whole thing to the mount without destabilizing it. The traditional method of securing the solar panel to a building is using a large number of bolts and nuts, but this was not appropriate for our application. Because of the complexity of the entire assembly, we decided to use hanging connectors. Our first challenge was to devise a method to connect the cells to the solar panel and the hanging connectors. We attached the cells to the solar panel. The cells were electrically connected and fastened to the solar panel with motor-powered adjustable hanging connections. Hanging connections were secured to overlapping loops. The solar panel was then fastened in place with a series of tensioning rods. The whole set-up could be disconnected and moved easily. Figure 5 provides an illustration of the set-up.
SECTION 1:This section provides a step by step guide on how to install a solar panel in the provided Biopack terminal. The upper part of the terminal is carefully removed from the lower half of the terminal. The last thing that needs to be done is the removal of the battery lining. The battery lining is easily removable and can be found within the feet of the terminal. After the battery lining is removed, the old lens covering is peeled away and exposed. The next step is to disassemble the biopack from the solar tracker; it is best to begin this task by opening up the three dials, one with a ruler. The dials are found on the top right hand side of the entire assembly. d2c66b5586