A Study of Remote Monitoring Methods for Solar Energy System

  • Gurcharan SinghEmail author
  • Amit Kumar Manocha
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1124)


In this paper, we have discussed various techniques and methods of remote monitoring. The aim of this paper is to update the readers about the latest techniques of remote monitoring in solar systems and their advantages and disadvantages. In order to prevent the damage of photovoltaic cells used in solar energy generation and its forecasting, it is essential to continuously monitor the conditions of PV panels through mounted sensors. We also have discussed how developed algorithms for remote monitoring of solar energy systems can increase the overall efficiency of the solar energy systems to overcome the critical issue of the energy sector.


Photovoltaic (PV) cell Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) Cloud computing Internet of things (IOT) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical UniversityBathindaIndia
  2. 2.PIT, GTB Garh MogaMogaIndia

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