ISFOC will carry out the project SOLARPLUG

Recently, the Department of Economy, Companies and Employment of the Autonomous Regional Government of Castile-La Mancha has granted ISFOC with funds to carry out the project “Solarplug. Experimental development of a stand-alone system with tracking system” under the Support Programme for the Entrepreneurial Innovation in Castilla-La Mancha. Solarplug project is linked to RIS3 strategy, and more specifically to the specialization of the Energy and Environment field.

The Project’s main purposes are:
  1. Design of a more economical and higher reliability solar tracker, suitable for isolated self-consumption, which can be used for both concentration photovoltaics and conventional photovoltaics energy, including a storage capacity.
  2. Design of a weather station consisting of a small tracker self-powered with the same design philosophy.
  3. Design characterization and validation in order to improve the reliability and quality of the final product.

The project will have duration of 8 months during 2016.

The total investment approved comes to 113.374,88€, 60% financed by the Support Programme for the Entrepreneurial Innovation in Castilla-La Mancha, European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), FEDER Operating System 2014-2020 of Castilla-La Mancha.
 

PROJECT DATA SHEET

técnica del proyecto   (Project data sheet)

Open Access results dissemination repository

Mechanical System

Diseño del prototipo de sistema fotovoltaico autónomo de seguimiento  (Prototype design of the stand-alone system with tracking system)

Simulación del prototipo de sistema fotovoltaico con cargas aplicadas (Photovoltaic system prototype simulation with loads)

Simulación desplazamiento prototipo en el eje de elevación (Prototype displacement simulation in the hoist axis)

Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA)

- Diagrama de arquitectura del sistema de control, monitorización y adquisición de datos (Architecture diagram of the control and data acquisition system)

- Diagrama de flujo del algoritmo de control (Flowchart of the control algorithm)

- Diagrama de componentes hardware y conexionado físico (Hardware components and physical connections diagram)

- Esquema circuito electrónico de interfaz de control local (Scheme with the electronic circuit of local control interface)

- Captura de pantalla del SCADA implementado para el proyecto (Screenshot with the SCADA implemented for the project)

- Proceso en lenguaje de programación C para obtener la posición solar a través de algoritmo SPA (Process in C programming language to obtain the position of the sun using SPA algorithm)

- Proceso en lenguaje de programación Python encargado de registrar en BBDD el log de operación (Process in Python programming language to register the log of the operation in BBDD)

- Proceso en lenguaje Python encargado de suministrar a la lógica de control los parámetros (Process in charge of supplying the parameters to the control logic in Python programming language)

- Consola de ejecución de comandos remotos implementada en lenguaje de programación Python (Console for the execution of remote commands implemented in Python programming language)

- Proceso en lenguaje de programación Python encargado de ejecutar las consignas del SCADA (Process in charge of executing the SCADA instructions in Python programming language)

Electrical System

- Esquema del sistema aislado (Scheme of the isolated system)

- Esquema del inversor Sunny Boy para sistemas aislados (Scheme of the Sunny Boy inverter for isolated systems)

- Rendimiento energético fotovoltaico y demanda de los consumidores (Photovoltaic energy efficiency and consumer demand)

- Distintas fases de la regulación de carga del inversor de batería Sunny Island (Different stages of load regulation of the Sunny Island inverter battery)

- Opciones de comunicación en la red aislada (Communication options in the isolated network)