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High-Fidelity Multisite Distributed Solar-Farm Monitoring System

NI WSN Node Collecting Irradiance and Thermocouple Data

"For this project, LabVIEW was used to program the WSN nodes, the WSN gateway, the CompactRIO device, the server, the web page, the kiosk, and the offline analysis software. It is truly revolutionary that a single programming language can be used for every part of this project."

- Chris Fronda, Certified LabVIEW Architect, VI Design Group, Inc.

The Challenge:
Designing a high-fidelity solar-farm monitoring system distributed across multiple sites around The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) campus to measure inverter (AC), combiner (DC), irradiance, thermocouple, and weather data at high rates with 100 percent reliability.

The Solution:
Using NI CompactRIO, an NI wireless gateway, and NI wireless sensor network (WSN) nodes to create an industry-leading, distributed high-fidelity monitoring system with central server data collection and processing as well as a web page and kiosk display for external user interaction.

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