IoT based Fault detection in Solar Panel using Arduino UNO with Wi-Fi Module ESP 8266
M. Hariprabhu1, K. Sundararaju2
1M. Hariprabhu*, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, M. Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur.
2Dr. K. Sundararaju*, Professor, , Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, M. Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur.
Manuscript received on November 22, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 28, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 30, 2019. | PP: 2630-2633 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D7259118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D7259.118419
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Abstract: Increase in population increases the power demand. Solar is one of the natural resource used for generation of electricity. Solar panels are used for generation. If any scratch or small damage occurs in the panel then it will cause degradation in output. To improve the energy efficiency the damages should be detected. For deducting the damages various techniques had been used but they are time consuming process and are of high cost. This project proposes that whenever fault is occurred it is automatically detected with the help of internet of things. Each solar panel is connected to a current sensor if a fault occurs due to cracks on the surface of the panel then the current values in the damaged panel gets varied. This information is obtained with the help of current sensor. Then these values are sent to the monitoring centre through WI-FI module. By this the fault can be easily detected and automatically send to the engineers.
Keywords: IoT, WI-FI module, Arduino uno, pulse-width modulation, General purpose input/output pins (GPIO).
Scope of the Article: Mobile System Integrity, Security, and Fault Tolerance.