Development of wireless monitoring system for photovoltaic panels

Gheitais, Alireza and Hugan, Debbie, (2014) Development of wireless monitoring system for photovoltaic panels. 2014. (Submitted)

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This project aimed at using the technology of wireless sensor networks (WSN) for monitoring individual photovoltaic (PV) panels in an array. The wireless sensor networks (WSN) have several advantages on monitoring applications over other wired technologies including self-organization, flexibility, self-healing and using radio frequency.[ connection between wireless sensor network and zigbee] A set of sensors attached on each individual PV panel are connected to a ZigBee wireless sensor. Each individual PV panel has its own ZigBee device located at its back side. A microcontroller, voltage, and current sensors used to serve the whole system. The microcontroller used to convert analogy input measurement of the sensors to digital number and wireless XBee wire connected to transfer data prepared by a microcontroller. The factors that are being monitored are the panels’ output voltage, and output current. The router device that operates as a transmitter for measured value for each individual PV panel, extra coordinator to receive data transmitted by the router. Software used for programing, and a display screen to show status of monitoring system. Graphic of collected data used to test the status of the individual PV panel monitoring system.

Item Type:Supervise fellow researcher or student work
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Engineering and Industrial Design
ID Code:3362
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Deposited On:04 Nov 2014 22:35
Last Modified:04 Nov 2014 22:35

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