Solar energy production increased in the world from 0 TWh in 1965 to 724.09 TWh in 2019. Solar energy is adopted as a source for residential renewable energy sources because, besides Biomass sources, it’s the only one that can be installed and maintained at home. Operating efficiency is an important consideration when evaluating the application of photovoltaic panels (PV) technology. A real-time system monitoring is required to analyse the current production and understand the impact of the weather conditions on PV production. This paper extends the literature on the residence solar energy harvesting subject, by providing a scalable architecture that can be used as starting point on data analysis on PV panels efficiency and how weather conditions impact energy production. A dataset was collected related to PV panel energy production, the residence energy consumption and that’s reading weather conditions. Wind intensity and direction, temperature, precipitation, humidity, atmospheric pressure and radiation were weather conditions analysed. Moreover, this data was analysed and interpreted in order to evaluate the pros and cons of the architecture as well as how the weather impacted the energy production.
Ferreira, Joao; Lourenco, Ismael; Henriques, Joao; Pires, Ivan Miguel; Caldeira, Filipe; and Wanzeller, Cristina, "Analysis and Real-time Data of Meteorologic Impact on Home Solar Energy Harvesting" (2021). CAPSI 2021 Proceedings. 6.