Monitoring System for Solar Panel using Xbee ZB Module based Wireless Sensor Networks

Cihan M., Köseoğlu M.

International Journal of Engineerıng Research & Technology, cilt.8, ss.290-295, 2019 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Dergi Adı: International Journal of Engineerıng Research & Technology
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.290-295


—Nowadays, due to the increasing need for electric energy, new production areas have emerged. Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that convert sunlight into electricity are one of the most popular production areas. The definite part of the needed electricity has begun to be supplied by solar PV systems. These systems have some disadvantages such as high cost and low efficiency. In order to use the solar PV systems more efficiently, the current, voltage and power values should be continuously monitored in computer environment, and the measured values should be analysed hourly, daily and yearly. In this study, an electronic circuit with ATMega328P microcontroller was designed to monitor the power generation. In order to transmit the measured values, wireless sensor network based Xbee ZB modules have been used due to the advantages such as low power consumption, long battery life, reliability and low cost. An interface and a software have been created in C# to analyze the measured values by using tables and graphics. Also, the measured values have been monitored on the LCD screen on the designed circuit. The system was tested by considering both different panel angles and ambient conditions.