The Internet of Things (IoT) as the name indicates connects inanimate objects, rather than people, and enables them to communicate with each other via the internet. This is a great technology for temperature control, security, garbage disposal, and now also your solar rooftop system. It bypasses any form of human intervention and directly enables smart devices to communicate with each other and share data on a real-time basis. When it comes to preventative maintenance, IoT can also act as an Early Warning System to prevent any breakdown of the devices. In this blog, we talk about how this revolutionary technology is going to transform the solar industry, especially by optimizing the performance of solar panel systems.
Implementing IoT-Powered Solar Energy Systems:
First things first, let’s talk about what IoT-powered solar energy systems do and how they work:
- Smart gadgets with sensors gather real-time data and relay it to the power grid for analysis and storage.
- The sensors also analyze the overall health of the solar system and provide insights to improve the relevant parameters.
- The energy use pattern is collected and recorded by the IoT-based solar energy systems.
- By detecting motion around the panels, the sensors can also help prevent theft and physical damage to the solar power system.
- Finally, operators using IoT-based solar power systems can manage the energy demand better and companies can leverage data to distribute energy strategically.
Benefits of IoT in generating renewable energy:
A host of benefits entail from using IoT in generating renewable energy as discussed below:
Automation of processes:
A lot of processes can be automated simply by gathering the right kind of data. This could begin with tasks as simple as the panels of your solar rooftop system being shifted to the perfect angle to allow the maximum amount of sunlight to hit the surface.
Power companies can monitor the usage pattern of households and establishments by using IoT-powered monitoring systems. This will allow them to utilize resources more efficiently to meet peak demand, manage supply based on consumer needs, and effectively eliminate or reduce the wastage of energy.
Seamless grid management:
Utility companies can place their sensors at various locations across the grid to get a fair idea of consumption. With this the companies can also take critical decisions about switching the load, configuring the network, and controlling voltage effectively.
With IoT, companies can ensure better safety of the grid and an uninterrupted supply of electricity to consumers. Sensors, for instance, can alert companies in case of power outages. Likewise, they can also get instant information on damaged lines, electrocutions, and fires.
Clearly, the Internet of Things is the next technological revolution in the field of solar energy and has immense potential to transform how our solar rooftop systems function. For any further information on IoT in solar energy, solar panel installations, or maintenance, feel free to get in touch at 022 43436655 or email us at email@example.com. VEMC is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company with more than 72 years of industry experience.