Ruchir Sharma
Published © GPL3+

Solar Panel Monitoring

The aim is to supervise solar photovoltaic power generation to enhance the performance, monitoring and maintenance of the solar plant.

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Things used in this project

Hardware components

Photon
Particle Photon
×1
Solar plate
×1
Light Dependent Resistor (LDR)
×1
Temperature Sensor
Temperature Sensor
×1
RGB Backlight LCD - 16x2
Adafruit RGB Backlight LCD - 16x2
×1
Resistor 1k ohm
Resistor 1k ohm
×3

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Schematics

Circuit Diagram of solar panel monitoring

Solarpanel l2y22dgu6i

Code

Solar panel monitoring

Objective-C
To be used in particle Web IDE
#include <LiquidCrystal.h> // library for LCD



LiquidCrystal lcd(6, 5, 3, 2, 1, 0); // LCD connection

/*
LCD ==> Particle
RS ==> D6
Enable ==> D5 
DB4 ==> D3
DB5 ==> D2
DB6 ==> D1
DB7 ==> D0

*/


float reading = 0;

float Temperature = 0;


float temp1 = 0;

float volts = 0;


float value = 0;

float volt  = 0;

float lux  = 0;


byte degree[8] =              

//array of byte is declared and initialized to display the special character //degree symbol on the LCD.

              {

                0b00011,

                0b00011,

                0b00000,

                0b00000,

                0b00000,

                0b00000,

                0b00000,

                0b00000

              };

void setup()

{

  Serial.begin(9600); // baudrate 9600

  

  lcd.begin(16,2); //  Initialize the LCD

  lcd.createChar(1, degree);


  lcd.setCursor(0,0);

  lcd.print(" Solar Panel ");

  lcd.setCursor(0,1);

  lcd.print("  Monitoring   ");

  delay(2000);

  lcd.clear();

  lcd.setCursor(0,0);

  lcd.print("        For ");

  lcd.setCursor(0,1);

  lcd.print("ParticleContest");
  
  delay(2000);

  lcd.clear();

  

  pinMode(A0, INPUT);  // interface LM-35 to A0 pin of particle 

  pinMode(A1, INPUT);  // interface solar plate to A1 pin of particle

  pinMode(A2, INPUT);  // interface LDR to A2 pin of particle

}


void loop()

{

  /*---------Temperature-------*/

     reading=analogRead(A0); // Read values from LM-35  

     Temperature=(reading*0.80);   
     
     //Temperature=(reading*3.3*100)/4096; 
     // 3.3V/4095= 0.80
    
    Temperature = (Temperature/10);	
    
    // LM35 gives output of 10mv/°C 
    
     delay(10);

    

  /*---------Voltage----------*/


  temp1=analogRead(A1); // 

  volts= (temp1*3.3)/4095; 
  
  //volts= (temp1/511.5)*3;

  delay(10);

  /*-----Light Intensity------*/


   lux=analogRead(A2); 
    volt= (lux/4095*100);

   //volt=(value/1023.0)*5;

   //lux=((2500/volt)-500)/3.3;

   delay(10);


  /*------Display Result------*/

    lcd.clear();

    lcd.setCursor(0,0);

    lcd.print("T:");

    lcd.print((int)Temperature);

    lcd.write(1);

    lcd.print("C");

  

    lcd.setCursor(8,0);

    lcd.print("V:");

    lcd.print(volts);

  

    lcd.setCursor(0,1);

    lcd.print("Intens: ");

    lcd.print((int)lux);

    lcd.print(" Lux");



   //Serial.println((int)Temp);

  // Serial.println(volts);

  // Serial.println((int)lux);

   //delay(500);

   // To see events on console

    Particle.publish("Voltage", String(volts));    

    Particle.publish("Temperature", String(Temperature));

    Particle.publish("Light Intensity", String(lux));

    

    delay(2000);



}

Credits

Ruchir Sharma

Ruchir Sharma

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