Design and Implementation of Real-Time Data Acquisition, Monitoring and Smart Tracking System for Solar Modules
K. Ashok Kumar1, V. Ravi2
1K. Ashok Kumar, Department of Electronics Engineering, Vellore Institute Technology (VIT), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2V. Ravi, Department of Electronics Engineering, Vellore Institute Technology (VIT), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 07 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 April 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 April 2019 | PP: 540-543 | Volume-8 Issue-6, April 2019 | Retrieval Number: E3066038519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: This Research work Presents the Data Acquisition, Monitoring and hence estimating the efficiency of the solar module using LabVIEW. The working of the solar power system can be determined by continuously monitoring the solar panel parameters namely voltage, current and temperature. LabVIEW tool is used to acquire solar cell data through Data Acquisition (DAQ) Card and display voltage, current, the variation of power with voltage and variation current with voltage graphically in real time. The real-time data are collected under different circumstances such as bright day and cloudy day to monitor the proper working of a photovoltaic solar module. The smart solar tracking system is used to moves the solar module and track the sun throughout the day. Results show that the tracking system helps to obtain the maximum efficiency at all times.
Keyword: LabVIEW, Data Acquisition, Solar Module, Tracking System.
Scope of the Article: Big Data Security