E3S Web Conf.
Volume 170, 20206th International Conference on Energy and City of the Future (EVF’2019)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Factories of Future|
|Published online||28 May 2020|
Internet of Things (IoT) based outdoor performance characterisation of solar photovoltaic module
Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Lavale, Pune, 412115 MH (India)
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Outdoor performance characterisation of the Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) module is essential to while designing and commissioning a new SPV power plant. The health of SPV plant is monitored using a conventional method which underutilises the workforce and resources used for Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the SPV power plant. Outdoor performance characterisation of SPV module using reliable, compact, portable, and economical Current-Voltage (I-V) curve tracer having IoT capability and auto sweep capability is presented in this paper. The capacitive load method is used for I-V curve sweep, and the result is compared with the resistive load method. In this paper, the advantages of using a capacitive load method over resistive load method are observed and experimentally validated. The ease of using IoT feature makes this proposed I-V Curve Tracer (IVCT) device more reliable to trace Current-Voltage (I-V) curve and Power-Voltage (P-V) curve for outdoor performance characterisation of SPV module.
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