QR Code Based Solar Panel Data Monitoring System

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Akash Singh Chaudhary 1,* D K Chaturvedi 1

1. Department of Electrical Engineering, DEI, Deemed University, Agra, 282005, India

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijigsp.2020.03.03

Received: 10 Nov. 2019 / Revised: 19 Nov. 2019 / Accepted: 27 Nov. 2019 / Published: 8 Jun. 2020

Index Terms

Data logger, Data monitoring, Solar Panel, QR code, Renewable


Solar panels are safe and one of the commonly used renewable sources of energy generation now-a-days and are subjected to different atmospheric conditions. Data loggers are used to monitor the condition of solar panels with the help of data acquisition system. Zigbee is used as a transferring solar data from solar panels to the recording system (laptop). QR code is basically used to store and share any content, here in this paper an advanced technique is used to store the solar panel data in QR code in video form followed by developing a web application. This solar panel data can easily be accessed by scanning the generated QR code through QR code scanner installed in android mobile phone. One of the advantages of technique used in this research paper is to visualize the variations of graphs and values of data logger which were displayed on the screen of laptop during online in video format. This video format file is stored in QR code which reduces the size of pre-stored solar panel data file. Second advantage of technique used here that QR code allows reducing the size of pre-stored video format file of solar panel data monitoring system into image format without any loss of data. 

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Akash Singh Chaudhary, D. K. Chaturvedi, " QR Code Based Solar Panel Data Monitoring System", International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing(IJIGSP), Vol.12, No.3, pp. 20-26, 2020. DOI: 10.5815/ijigsp.2020.03.03


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