Faculty Advisor

Jarvis, Susan M.

Abstract

The goal of this MQP was to design and implement a photovoltaic (PV) system and Oasis; a stand-alone web-based bidirectional wattmeter to aid Team BEMANY of the Solar Decathlon China 2013 competition in meeting their goal in implementing a zero energy house. To achieve this goal, a wireless digital multimeter with an accuracy of 0.1% with a minimum wireless range of 10m was created to monitor the voltage of the individual panels of the PV array and it relayed the data to a microcontroller based server. This server would then communicate with a router to upload the data to a website. This website served as the graphic user interface for the entire system.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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