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A Simulator for Solar Array Monitoring


Abstract Utility scale solar energy is generated by photovoltaic (PV) cell arrays, which are often deployed in remote areas. A PV array monitoring system is considered where smart sensors are attached to the PV modules and transmit data to a monitoring station through wireless links. These smart monitoring devices may be used for fault detection and management of connection topologies. In this thesis, a compact hardware simulator of the smart PV array monitoring system is described. The voltage, current, irradiance, and temperature of each PV module are monitored and the status of each panel along with all data is transmitted to a mobile device. LabVIEW and Arduino board programs have been developed to display and visualize the monitoring data from ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Peshin, Shwetang (Author) / Spanias, Andreas (Advisor) / Tepedelenlioglu, Cihan (Advisor) / Srinivasan, Devarajan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Arduino / LABVIEW / PV array simulator / Remote control of solar array topologies / Sensors / Solar energy monitoring
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 86 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Electrical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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