From a manually driven stand alone PV plant to a remotely monitored and intelligently managed one

S. Kaplanis, Eleni Kaplani, E. Eumorphopoulos-Daviskas, Daniela Marinescu

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Abstract

The paper outlines a stand alone (S.A.) PV plant of 3kWp linked to an agro-refrigeration unit during summer period and to the loads of the solar energy laboratory the rest of the year. It also describes the procedures followed to convert it to a remotely monitored one using the web services. The signals and data from the different elements of the PV plant are managed through MatLab software loaded in a PC dedicated to the plant. For this purpose, a special data acquisition and management system was developed. In addition, the global solar radiation along with other signals from the Meteo Station, were transferred to the same PC. A solar radiation prediction model, developed in MatLab, was used to provide ex ante the energy to be delivered by the PV generator during a day. The PC is linked to the Web, where PV data are presented on line. It is, then, possible to remotely control and manage the PV plant by distance, on a daily basis. In this mode, the loads are prioritized, so that the daily energy harvested may power the loads according to their priority.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, OPTIM 2008
Pages383-388
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event11th International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, OPTIM 2008 - Brasov, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 May 200824 May 2008

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, OPTIM 2008
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBrasov
Period22/05/0824/05/08

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