A novel Zigbee-based data acquisition system for distributed photovoltaic generation in smart grid

Syed Zahurul, Norman Mariun, Leong Kah, Hashim Hizam, Mohammad Lutfi Othman, Izham Zainal Abidin, Yap Norman

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Abstract

Distributed photovoltaic (PV) power plant monitoring is one of the crucial aspects for energy forecasting and demand management in the future smart grid (SG) through establishing low-powered communication technology. In this paper, Zigbee wireless technology is considered for AC electrical parameters' monitoring of the distributed PV plant located at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). For this consideration, relevant measurement circuits, Arduino UNO embedded board, and Zigbee radio are interfaced to create a wireless (WS)-node for installing in the PV inverter. In addition, a LabVIEW program is implemented and linked to Microsoft Access Database (MS Access DB) at the control center server system for the Zigbee-based wireless data acquisition, storage, and monitoring. The obtained data from the developed system are also validated with the actual PV generation. The results are found comparable and it also reveals that low-powered Zigbee is ideal for monitoring the distributed PV generation where the data delivery requirement is not urgent.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT ASIA 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509012381
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2016
EventIEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT ASIA 2015 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 03 Nov 201506 Nov 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2015 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT ASIA 2015

Other

OtherIEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT ASIA 2015
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period03/11/1506/11/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Zahurul, S., Mariun, N., Kah, L., Hizam, H., Othman, M. L., Abidin, I. Z., & Norman, Y. (2016). A novel Zigbee-based data acquisition system for distributed photovoltaic generation in smart grid. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT ASIA 2015 [7387097] (Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT ASIA 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2015.7387097