A System for Storing and Processing the Results of Energy Test Facility Data Monitoring


  • Nikita Maksakov Melentiev Energy Systems Institute SB RAS, Irkutsk, Russia
  • Roman Ivanov Melentiev Energy Systems Institute of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk, Russia


arduino, data logger, pyranometer, solar power, raspberry


Substantiation and verification of the energy and economic calculations for solar power plants require initial data and experimental results. The paper proposes a device developed for monitoring and processing information from the experimental solar panel facility. The facility aims to obtain reliable data for the verification of models designed to assess solar resource indices used to justify the performance of solar power plants in the eastern regions of Russia. The device developed for monitoring the energy characteristics of solar panels has additional capabilities to transmit data to the server. A method proposed to transfer data to a server employs a Bluetooth module and a single-board computer Raspberry Pi as an intermediate communication center. The results of the preparatory work for monitoring weather conditions and the Peleng SF-06 pyranometer readings, which employs the developed logger and relies on the proposed method of data transfer to the server are described.