Design of a Monitoring and Test ystem for PV based Renewable Energy Systems

S. Berberkic, P. J. Mather, V. Holmes, M. Sibley

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

To optimize the energy production and usage, of a Renewable Energy System (RES), it is essential that an effective monitoring and control strategy is employed. In order to develop new control algorithms the designer needs to evaluate the RES parameters and at the same time simulate real test condition load profiles. The developed system is composed of a monitoring tool that measures and displays, in real-time, the parameters of Photo-Voltaic (PV) solar panels, and of an electronic load that can simulate load profiles such as the averaged domestic or stepped power consumption. The monitoring system is implemented using a µcontroller and the electronic load is composed of a MOSFET, driven using a Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) output of a PIC µcontroller. Furthermore, the power consumption profiles are stored in the internal memory of the PIC µcontroller. The obtained results demonstrate the ability of the system to monitor the current, voltage and temperature of PV panels as well as the ability to simulate different electronic load profiles.

Original languageEnglish
Article number470
Pages (from-to)839-843
Number of pages5
JournalRenewable Energy and Power Quality Journal
Volume1
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2011

Fingerprint

Controllers
Monitoring
Electric power utilization
Display devices
Data storage equipment
Electric potential
Temperature

Cite this

@article{aa297ad444f244cd9eedbbee5740b8b9,
title = "Design of a Monitoring and Test ystem for PV based Renewable Energy Systems",
abstract = "To optimize the energy production and usage, of a Renewable Energy System (RES), it is essential that an effective monitoring and control strategy is employed. In order to develop new control algorithms the designer needs to evaluate the RES parameters and at the same time simulate real test condition load profiles. The developed system is composed of a monitoring tool that measures and displays, in real-time, the parameters of Photo-Voltaic (PV) solar panels, and of an electronic load that can simulate load profiles such as the averaged domestic or stepped power consumption. The monitoring system is implemented using a µcontroller and the electronic load is composed of a MOSFET, driven using a Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) output of a PIC µcontroller. Furthermore, the power consumption profiles are stored in the internal memory of the PIC µcontroller. The obtained results demonstrate the ability of the system to monitor the current, voltage and temperature of PV panels as well as the ability to simulate different electronic load profiles.",
keywords = "Electronic load, Monitoring, Renewable energy",
author = "S. Berberkic and Mather, {P. J.} and V. Holmes and M. Sibley",
year = "2011",
month = "5",
day = "12",
doi = "10.24084/repqj09.470",
language = "English",
volume = "1",
pages = "839--843",
journal = "Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal",
issn = "2172-038X",
publisher = "European Association for the Development of Renewable Energies, Environment and Power Quality",
number = "9",

}

Design of a Monitoring and Test ystem for PV based Renewable Energy Systems. / Berberkic, S.; Mather, P. J.; Holmes, V.; Sibley, M.

In: Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal, Vol. 1, No. 9, 470, 12.05.2011, p. 839-843.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Design of a Monitoring and Test ystem for PV based Renewable Energy Systems

AU - Berberkic, S.

AU - Mather, P. J.

AU - Holmes, V.

AU - Sibley, M.

PY - 2011/5/12

Y1 - 2011/5/12

N2 - To optimize the energy production and usage, of a Renewable Energy System (RES), it is essential that an effective monitoring and control strategy is employed. In order to develop new control algorithms the designer needs to evaluate the RES parameters and at the same time simulate real test condition load profiles. The developed system is composed of a monitoring tool that measures and displays, in real-time, the parameters of Photo-Voltaic (PV) solar panels, and of an electronic load that can simulate load profiles such as the averaged domestic or stepped power consumption. The monitoring system is implemented using a µcontroller and the electronic load is composed of a MOSFET, driven using a Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) output of a PIC µcontroller. Furthermore, the power consumption profiles are stored in the internal memory of the PIC µcontroller. The obtained results demonstrate the ability of the system to monitor the current, voltage and temperature of PV panels as well as the ability to simulate different electronic load profiles.

AB - To optimize the energy production and usage, of a Renewable Energy System (RES), it is essential that an effective monitoring and control strategy is employed. In order to develop new control algorithms the designer needs to evaluate the RES parameters and at the same time simulate real test condition load profiles. The developed system is composed of a monitoring tool that measures and displays, in real-time, the parameters of Photo-Voltaic (PV) solar panels, and of an electronic load that can simulate load profiles such as the averaged domestic or stepped power consumption. The monitoring system is implemented using a µcontroller and the electronic load is composed of a MOSFET, driven using a Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) output of a PIC µcontroller. Furthermore, the power consumption profiles are stored in the internal memory of the PIC µcontroller. The obtained results demonstrate the ability of the system to monitor the current, voltage and temperature of PV panels as well as the ability to simulate different electronic load profiles.

KW - Electronic load

KW - Monitoring

KW - Renewable energy

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85073385834&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.icrepq.com/RE&PQJ-papers.html

U2 - 10.24084/repqj09.470

DO - 10.24084/repqj09.470

M3 - Article

VL - 1

SP - 839

EP - 843

JO - Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal

JF - Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal

SN - 2172-038X

IS - 9

M1 - 470

ER -