Revue des sciences commerciales et de gestion
Volume 18, Numéro 1, Pages 39-48

Evolution Of Solar Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicles With A Simple Economic Study Of Solar Cells

Authors : Somanatha Arachchige Dilki Dias .


Solar energy is the most abundant form of clean energy, which will possibly provide the solution to the ongoing climate change challenge. Hence the research on the applications of solar energy in different areas is essential. Starting from the first solar powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in the 1974 ‘Sunrise 1’, this article provides a short study on the evolution of UAVs, solar cells and solar powered UAVs. Including a brief introduction on the effect of solar cell efficiency and solar cell cost on the economic aspect of the development of solar UAVs. The most common commercial applications of solar UAVs are High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) and eternal UAVs, which are mostly used in surveillance and communication.


UAV ; Solar powered UAV ; Solar cell cost ; HALE ; Eternal UAVs

Solar Powered Cars - The Future Challenges

Taleb R. .  Saidi H. .  Chabni F. . 
pages 389-396.

Simulation Study Of Ingan/gan Multiple Quantum Well Solar Cells

Sayad Yassine .  Nouiri Abdelkader . 
pages 9-10.

Direct Torque Control (dtc) Svm Predictive Of A Pmsm Powered By A Photovoltaic Source

Tahiri Fadila .  Bekraoui Fatiha .  Boussaid Ibrahim .  Ouledali Omar .  Harrouz Abdelkader . 
pages 1-7.