A Remote Solar Photovoltaic Laboratory

Authors(3) :-Shaikh Abdulkazim Rashid, Thorve Shekhar Ashok, Gawali Ghansham Dadasaheb

There has been a tremendous increase in the use and development of remote labs over the past decade. At Government polytechnic Ahmednagar, remote experimentation has been made possible through the use of a scalable and generic platform-the Instrumentation Engineering department iLabs Shared Architecture (ISA). With this middleware infrastructure, students in the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology have been able to remotely access and share scarce laboratory resources. Presented in this paper, is the design and implementation of a remote Solar Photovoltaic laboratory based on the ISA. In the laboratory design, a solar simulator which provides irradiation matching , is used to provide constant irradiation to a solar panel. A National Instruments Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS II+) prototyping board is used for data acquisition to obtain current and voltage values from the solar panel. The user interface to the Solar PV lab is a LabVIEW Virtual Instrument (VI), on which interactive controls for the Solar Simulator are exposed. A live video feed is also incorporated into the client user interface to enhance user interactivity and remote access to the VI is implemented within the interactive ISA. Graphs are plotted to illustrate the variation of irradiance and angle of incidence with solar panel characteristics. The data obtained can then be compared to theoretical predictions.

Authors and Affiliations

Shaikh Abdulkazim Rashid
Department of Electrical Engineering, Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education, Parikrama Polytechnic Kashti, Maharashtra, India
Thorve Shekhar Ashok
Department of Electrical Engineering, Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education, Parikrama Polytechnic Kashti, Maharashtra, India
Gawali Ghansham Dadasaheb
Department of Electrical Engineering, Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education, Parikrama Polytechnic Kashti, Maharashtra, India

Interactive iLabs Shared Architecture, LabVIEW, NI ELVIS, Solar Simulator, iLabs@Mak

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 7 | March-April 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 115-122
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1844184
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Shaikh Abdulkazim Rashid, Thorve Shekhar Ashok, Gawali Ghansham Dadasaheb, " A Remote Solar Photovoltaic Laboratory, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 7, pp.115-122, March-April-2018.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET1844184

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