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A Remote Solar Photovoltaic Laboratory


Shaikh Abdulkazim Rashid, Thorve Shekhar Ashok, Gawali Ghansham Dadasaheb
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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.

Shaikh Abdulkazim Rashid, Thorve Shekhar Ashok, Gawali Ghansham Dadasaheb

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 Print ISSN Online ISSN
2018-04-30 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
115-122 IJSRSET1844184   Technoscience Academy

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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.
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