The aim of this paper is to propose a system for an online checking of the conditions in which a photovoltaic (PV) plant is functioning. Its structure consists of a central core, i.e. a microcontroller (MCU), and sensors, in particular a power meter for sensing current and voltage and a temperature one; a DC-DC converter and some rechargeable batteries complete the setup. The whole system has to be intended as a 'sensing box' to be applied to the back of any PV device whose characteristics we have to acquire. The whole system is managed through a strategy developed in MATLAB environment. In particular, a mathematical method has allowed not to include any irradiance sensor in the setup since it has made possible to analytically calculate (and not to sense) the quantity irradiance. Thanks to a PV simulator it has been possible to test the method on several simulated PV modules with different characteristics and to prove the effectiveness of the proposed strategy. Finally, a graphical interface has been included to facilitate the acquisition phase for the user.

Laudani, A., Lucaferri, V., Radicioni, M., & Riganti Fulginei, F. (2021). A real-time MCU-based wireless system for remote monitoring of PV devices. In 2021 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Industry 4.0 and IoT, MetroInd 4.0 and IoT 2021 - Proceedings (pp.659-664). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. [10.1109/MetroInd4.0IoT51437.2021.9488548].

A real-time MCU-based wireless system for remote monitoring of PV devices

Laudani A.;Lucaferri Valentina;Radicioni Martina
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Riganti Fulginei Francesco
2021

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to propose a system for an online checking of the conditions in which a photovoltaic (PV) plant is functioning. Its structure consists of a central core, i.e. a microcontroller (MCU), and sensors, in particular a power meter for sensing current and voltage and a temperature one; a DC-DC converter and some rechargeable batteries complete the setup. The whole system has to be intended as a 'sensing box' to be applied to the back of any PV device whose characteristics we have to acquire. The whole system is managed through a strategy developed in MATLAB environment. In particular, a mathematical method has allowed not to include any irradiance sensor in the setup since it has made possible to analytically calculate (and not to sense) the quantity irradiance. Thanks to a PV simulator it has been possible to test the method on several simulated PV modules with different characteristics and to prove the effectiveness of the proposed strategy. Finally, a graphical interface has been included to facilitate the acquisition phase for the user.
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Laudani, A., Lucaferri, V., Radicioni, M., & Riganti Fulginei, F. (2021). A real-time MCU-based wireless system for remote monitoring of PV devices. In 2021 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Industry 4.0 and IoT, MetroInd 4.0 and IoT 2021 - Proceedings (pp.659-664). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. [10.1109/MetroInd4.0IoT51437.2021.9488548].
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