Real-Time Data Acquisition to Excel and Monitoring Characteristics of Solar Panel Using Arduino

Authors

  • N. Sreeramula Reddy Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Rajampet, India
  • Chittiboina Gowthami Student, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Rajampet, India
  • E. Mounika Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Rajampet, India
  • S. Harshad Student, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Rajampet, India
  • R. V. Pavan Kumar Student, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Rajampet, India

Keywords:

PV panel, Voltage, Current, Power, PLX-DAQ Spreadsheet, Serial connectivity, Arduino

Abstract

This research presents a low-cost virtual instrumentation method for real-time PV panel monitoring of voltage, current, power, and temperature. The system is built around an inexpensive Arduino acquisition board. The data is presented in Excel using the PLX-DAQ data collection Macro, and the acquisition is done with a low-cost current and voltage sensor. The current and voltage sensors are used to determine the PV current and voltage. The output of the two sensors is then sent to the Arduino UNO board's microprocessor. The data collected throughout the acquisition process is recorded and plotted in real time in an Excel sheet. As a result, the I–V and P–V characteristics, which are processed in real-time, can be instantly acquired and plotted on an Excel sheet.

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Published

10-05-2022

How to Cite

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N. S. Reddy, C. Gowthami, E. Mounika, S. Harshad, and R. V. P. Kumar, “Real-Time Data Acquisition to Excel and Monitoring Characteristics of Solar Panel Using Arduino”, IJRAMT, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 15–20, May 2022.

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