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American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 2017, 5(4), 126-135
DOI: 10.12691/ajeee-5-4-2
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A Low-Cost Educational Remotely Controlled Solar Energy Laboratory

Salaheddin Odeh1, , Tarek Rishmawi1 and Rafat Al-Hawash1

1Faculty of Engineering, Al-Quds University, Abu Dies, Jerusalem, Palestine

Pub. Date: July 10, 2017

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Salaheddin Odeh, Tarek Rishmawi and Rafat Al-Hawash. A Low-Cost Educational Remotely Controlled Solar Energy Laboratory. American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 2017; 5(4):126-135. doi: 10.12691/ajeee-5-4-2

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.

Keywords:
remote labs instrumentation photovoltaic system solar energy

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