A Low-Cost Educational Remotely Controlled Solar Energy Laboratory

Date
2017-07-10
Authors
Odeh, Salaheddin
Rishmawi, Tarek
Al-Hawash, Rafat
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Publisher
Science and Education Publishing
Abstract
This paper proposes the hardware and software implementation of the system required to establish a low-cost educational remotely controlled solar energy laboratory. The system consists of two main parts, a Solar Energy System and a Remotely Controlled Laboratory. The Solar Energy System is a Photovoltaic system, which consists of multiple photovoltaic cells that convert solar radiation (sunlight) or normal lights into usable direct current (DC) electricity, and then it either charges a backup battery or uses an inverter circuit that changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). The other part of the system is a Remotely Controlled Laboratory, aimed at enabling students to control solar energy experiments remotely.
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Keywords
remote labs, instrumentation, photovoltaic system, solar energy
Citation
Salaheddin Odeh, Tarek Rishmawi, and Rafat Al-Hawash, “A Low-Cost Educational Remotely Controlled Solar Energy Laboratory.” American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, vol. 5, no. 4 (2017): 126-135. doi: 10.12691/ajeee-5-4-2.