Remote Data Acquisition System for Photovoltaic Water Pumping System in Sukkar, Pakistan

Iqbal, Tariq and Ahmed, Omair (2023) Remote Data Acquisition System for Photovoltaic Water Pumping System in Sukkar, Pakistan. European Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, 7 (4). pp. 52-59. ISSN 2736-5751

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Access to high-speed internet connectivity is limited in Sukkur, Pakistan, making alternative communication technologies essential for real-time monitoring and control of photovoltaic (PV) water pumping systems. This research paper presents the design, implementation, and evaluation of a GSM-based remote data acquisition and logging system for a PV water pumping system in Sukkur. Leveraging abundant sunlight in the region, the proposed system utilizes 2G GSM technology for communication between the PV system and the remote monitoring station. A network of sensors captures key parameters, and the acquired data is processed, stored, and transmitted using 2G GSM, enabling remote access and real-time monitoring from any location with GSM coverage. The implemented system incorporates an Arduino microcontroller for core operation and employs an SD card for data logging. Real-time data logging allows for detailed tracking and analysis of system performance, facilitating troubleshooting and optimization. Data stored on the SD card can be transferred to a computer for further analysis using data analysis software or custom applications, providing meaningful representation of trends and insights into system operation. The system also features an OLED display for real-time feedback on essential parameters, including solar irradiance, water level, and pump status. Furthermore, the integration of user prompts and GSM communication enables remote monitoring and control, empowering users to inquire about system status and remotely activate or deactivate the pump through SMS commands. The system offers a robust and adaptable solution for efficient management and maintenance of the solar-powered water pumping system in Sukkur, Pakistan.

Item Type: Article
Item ID: 16241
Keywords: GSM, Pakistan, PV water pumping system, remote data acquisition system
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 31 August 2023
Date Type: Publication
Geographic Location: Sukkur--Pakistan
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