Double sweep tracer for I-V curves characterization and continuous monitoring of photovoltaic facilities

Vega Remesal, Ángel and Valiño López, Vanesa and Conde Lázaro, Eduardo and Ramos Millán, Alberto and Reina Peral, Pablo (2019). Double sweep tracer for I-V curves characterization and continuous monitoring of photovoltaic facilities. "Solar Energy", v. 190 ; pp. 622-629. ISSN 0038-092X. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2019.07.053.

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Title: Double sweep tracer for I-V curves characterization and continuous monitoring of photovoltaic facilities
Author/s:
  • Vega Remesal, Ángel
  • Valiño López, Vanesa
  • Conde Lázaro, Eduardo
  • Ramos Millán, Alberto
  • Reina Peral, Pablo
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Solar Energy
Date: September 2019
ISSN: 0038-092X
Volume: 190
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: I-V tracer; Double sweep; Photovoltaic facility; Monitoring
Faculty: E.T.S.I. de Minas y Energía (UPM)
Department: Energía y Combustibles
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The good performance of solar photovoltaic energy facilities implies the previous evaluation of the electrical behaviour of the solar modules used. Among other ways, this evaluation can be done by means of the static voltage-current characteristic (I-V curve), but also through a real-time electrical parameters monitoring. This paper proposes the design of an I-V curve tracer with electronic load. The main advantages of the prototype are its reduced cost, scalability, wireless control and sampling rate. A PIC18F46K80 microprocessor was used for the design and construction of the prototype.The development of an Android app allows thecontrol of the prototype and the data acquisition from any mobile or tablet device. Additionally, the tracer can be con?gured for a continuous monitoring of the electrical parameters, temperature and irradiance.

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Item ID: 67924
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/67924/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:67924
DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2019.07.053
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2019.07.053
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 28 Jul 2021 06:12
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2021 17:22
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