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An Industry 4.0 Approach for Photovoltaic Plants Monitoring

TSK, c/Ada Byron, 220, Gijón, 33203 Asturias, Spain
Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept., Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED), 12 Juan del Rosal, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Presented at the 2nd International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment (IRCSEEME), Mieres, Spain, 25–27 September 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(23), 1409;
Published: 5 November 2018
The exploitation of photovoltaic energy has experienced a great growth worldwide in recent years. Photovoltaic installations are characterized by the presence of a large number of devices and elements. This situation makes the operation and performance of a photovoltaic installation dependent of a large number of parameters and variables. Moreover, due to the size of some photovoltaic installations, a high volume of heterogeneous data is produced. Traditional approaches cannot tackle with such a huge amount of generated data. Through the adoption of a software architecture based on Industry 4.0. Key Enabling Technologies (such as Internet of Things and Big Data, among others), it is possible to improve the monitoring and operation procedures of photovoltaic plants.
Keywords: photovoltaic; Industry 4.0; internet of things; Big Data photovoltaic; Industry 4.0; internet of things; Big Data
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Fernández, M.Á.F.; Candás, J.L.C.; Gil, P.B.; Torre, A.M.; Orueta, G.D. An Industry 4.0 Approach for Photovoltaic Plants Monitoring. Proceedings 2018, 2, 1409.

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