Synchronization of Solar Stand-alone Devices and Autonomous Energy Management through Solar Time Measurements

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    Abstract

    This works present a method for synchronization of a solar device to real solar time for event triggering and energy management. Specifications require the devices to be off-grid and self-adjusting. Measurements of daylight duration were performed using one test device over the course of several months in Denmark. Analysis of viability over the accuracy of solar time determination and potential for self-adjusting energy management was carried out. Measurement results allowed for the development of an algorithm with good potential for performing the required tasks. Influence of variations in weather and different shadowing conditions were tested in two prototype devices. Results show a good potential for daily synchronization between devices and estimation of solar time within less than 5 minutes error.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
    PublisherIEEE
    Publication date2018
    Pages0632 -0637
    ISBN (Print)9781538685297
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion - Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort, Waikoloa, United States
    Duration: 10 Jun 201815 Jun 2018
    Conference number: WCPEC-7

    Conference

    Conference7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
    NumberWCPEC-7
    LocationHilton Waikoloa Village Resort
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityWaikoloa
    Period10/06/201815/06/2018

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