Development of a cloud-based system for remote monitoring of a PVT panel

Luis Saraiva, Adérito Alcaso, Paulo Vieira, Carlos Figueiredo Ramos, Antonio Marques Cardoso
2016 Open Engineering  
The paper presents a monitoring system developed for an energy conversion system based on the sun and known as thermophotovoltaic panel (PVT). The project was implemented using two embedded microcontrollers platforms (arduino Leonardo and arduino yún), wireless transmission systems (WI-FI and XBEE) and net computing ,commonly known as cloud (Google cloud). The main objective of the project is to provide remote access and real-time data monitoring (like: electrical current, electrical voltage,
more » ... ectrical voltage, input fluid temperature, output fluid temperature, backward fluid temperature, up PV glass temperature, down PV glass temperature, ambient temperature, solar radiation, wind speed, wind direction and fluid mass flow). This project demonstrates the feasibility of using inexpensive microcontroller's platforms and free internet service in theWeb, to support the remote study of renewable energy systems, eliminating the acquisition of dedicated systems typically more expensive and limited in the kind of processing proposed.
doi:10.1515/eng-2016-0041 fatcat:h6q4ugy5hfhvraa4iokollyna4