Design and Implementation of a Long Range Wireless Data Acquisition System for Photovoltaic Installation based on LoRa Technology

Authors

  • L. Boulemzaoud Electrical Engineering Department, Automation Laboratory, Setif 1 University, Algeria
  • S. Latreche Electrical Engineering Department, Ferhat Abbas Setif University 1, (UFAS1), Setif, Algeria
  • M. Khemliche Electrical Engineering Department, Ferhat Abbas Setif University 1, (UFAS1), Setif, Algeria

Abstract

In this paper, a low power consumption long range wireless data acquisition system for PV installations, consisting of a set of sensors connected wirelessly with one or several monitoring/control systems was designed and implemented. The wireless communication between devices is based on LoRa technology. LoRa is a spread spectrum modulation technique derived from Chirp Spread Spectrum (CSS) technology. It offers a long-range low power wireless platform, suitable for professional wireless sensor network applications. The integration of this technology in PV installations provides an extensive, low cost, power-efficient, and easy to maintain, system. Design, high-layer communication protocol, and hardware implementation of sensors are discussed. The sensor set consists of a voltage/current sensor, a sun irradiance sensor, a panel position sensor based on an accelerometer/magnetometer for sun tracking installations, a temperature and humidity sensor, and a mobile monitoring system.

Keywords:

Photovoltaic system, Data acquisition, LoRa Sensor, Wireless sensor network, accelerometer, magnetometer, irradiance

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L. Boulemzaoud, S. Latreche, and M. Khemliche, “Design and Implementation of a Long Range Wireless Data Acquisition System for Photovoltaic Installation based on LoRa Technology”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 8473–8481, Apr. 2022.

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