Grid-connected PV monitoring system (GCPV-MS)

Mahmoud Dhimish, Violeta Holmes, Behrooz Mehrdadi

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This paper presents the concept and operating principles of a flexible real-Time long-Term monitoring system for photovoltaic (PV) plants. Compared to traditional solutions which require dedicated hardware and/or specific data logging systems, the monitoring system we propose allows the user to monitor the grid-connected PV system using commercial of the shelf hardware devices and software programs such as LabVIEW and Weather Link software. The proposed system is built around wired/wireless devices and internet of things (IoT) concept. It provides customizable fast, reliable and secure monitoring tool suitable for deployment in PV systems management. The grid-connected PV monitoring system (GCPV-MS) is developed and installed at the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. The results obtained from this project indicate how IoT concept can be utilized in remote PV monitoring systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509007486
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2016
Event4th International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications - Hotel Metropol Palace, Belgrade, Serbia
Duration: 14 Sep 201616 Sep 2016
Conference number: 4 (Link to Conference Website)


Conference4th International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications
Abbreviated titleEFEA 2016
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