A Photovoltaic (PV) array monitoring simulator

Shwetang Peshin, David Ramirez, Jongmin Lee, Henry Braun, Cihan Tepedelenlioglu, Andreas Spanias, Mahesh Banavar, Devarajan Srinivansan

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Abstract

Utility scale solar energy is generated by photovoltaic (PV) cell arrays, which are often deployed in remote areas. We consider a PV array monitoring system 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 paper, we describe a compact hardware simulator of the smart PV array monitoring system. 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 all sensors. All data is saved on servers and mobile devices and desktops can easily access analytics from anywhere. In the paper, we simulate and demonstrate various PV array conditions including shading, faults, and loading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASTED International Conference Modelling, Identification and Control, MIC 2015
PublisherActa Press
Pages180-186
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780889869752
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event2015 IASTED International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control, MIC 2015 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: Feb 16 2015Feb 17 2015

Other

Other2015 IASTED International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control, MIC 2015
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period2/16/152/17/15

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Simulator
Simulators
Monitoring
Mobile devices
Monitoring System
Mobile Devices
Smart sensors
Fault Management
Photovoltaic cells
Smart Sensors
Module
Solar Energy
Fault detection
Shading
Irradiance
Solar energy
Telecommunication links
Fault Detection
Servers
Topology

Keywords

  • Arduino
  • LABVIEW
  • PV array simulator
  • Remote control of solar array topologies
  • Sensors
  • Solar energy monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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Peshin, S., Ramirez, D., Lee, J., Braun, H., Tepedelenlioglu, C., Spanias, A., ... Srinivansan, D. (2015). A Photovoltaic (PV) array monitoring simulator. In Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference Modelling, Identification and Control, MIC 2015 (pp. 180-186). Acta Press. https://doi.org/10.2316/P.2015.826-029

A Photovoltaic (PV) array monitoring simulator. / Peshin, Shwetang; Ramirez, David; Lee, Jongmin; Braun, Henry; Tepedelenlioglu, Cihan; Spanias, Andreas; Banavar, Mahesh; Srinivansan, Devarajan.

Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference Modelling, Identification and Control, MIC 2015. Acta Press, 2015. p. 180-186.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Peshin, S, Ramirez, D, Lee, J, Braun, H, Tepedelenlioglu, C, Spanias, A, Banavar, M & Srinivansan, D 2015, A Photovoltaic (PV) array monitoring simulator. in Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference Modelling, Identification and Control, MIC 2015. Acta Press, pp. 180-186, 2015 IASTED International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control, MIC 2015, Innsbruck, Austria, 2/16/15. https://doi.org/10.2316/P.2015.826-029
Peshin S, Ramirez D, Lee J, Braun H, Tepedelenlioglu C, Spanias A et al. A Photovoltaic (PV) array monitoring simulator. In Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference Modelling, Identification and Control, MIC 2015. Acta Press. 2015. p. 180-186 https://doi.org/10.2316/P.2015.826-029
Peshin, Shwetang ; Ramirez, David ; Lee, Jongmin ; Braun, Henry ; Tepedelenlioglu, Cihan ; Spanias, Andreas ; Banavar, Mahesh ; Srinivansan, Devarajan. / A Photovoltaic (PV) array monitoring simulator. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference Modelling, Identification and Control, MIC 2015. Acta Press, 2015. pp. 180-186
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