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Development of a prototype for remote current measurements of PV panel using WSN


Islam, Syed Zahurul and Mariun, Norman and Grozescu, Ionel Valeriu and Othman, Mohammad Lutfi and Hizam, Hashim and Mohd Radzi, Mohd Amran and Zainal Abidin, Izham (2014) Development of a prototype for remote current measurements of PV panel using WSN. International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, 3 (2). pp. 241-246. ISSN 2315-4462; ESSN: 2373-3594


Sensing, monitoring, actuating and information retrieving are expected to play a key role in smart grid energy management strategy. For energy consumption metering, power measurement systems generally implement transformers contactless current sensors but also have a wide variety of technologies especially for integrating renewable generations. One of the key problems of future smart grid is to develop data communication system for distributed intermittent renewable generations to build an efficient energy management and demand response system. In this paper, a test bed has been developed using Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) based on IEEE 802.15.4 standard for remote real time monitoring of current production in a distributed Photovoltaic (PV) plant. ZigBee based WSN is integrated with Arduino microcontroller and current sensor to sense produce current by PV at every moment and forward this data to control unit instantaneously. In the control unit, a LabVIEW based program is developed to receive the data and store in to a database for further processing of energy management by the control unit.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.12720/sgce.3.2.241-246
Publisher: Engineering and Technology Publishing
Keywords: Hall effect sensor; Photovoltaic; ZigBee communication
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 08:01
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2015 06:58
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/28706
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