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IoT-enabled dependable control for solar energy harvesting in smart buildings

Phung, Manh Duong and Quang, Ha (2019) IoT-enabled dependable control for solar energy harvesting in smart buildings. IET Smart Cities . ISSN 2631-7680

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Efficiency and reliability have been essential requirements for energy generation in smart cities. This paper presents the design and development of dependable control schemes for microgrid management, which can be seamlessly integrated into the management system of smart buildings. Here, to recover from failures in the solar energy system of a building microgrid, dependable controllers are proposed along with its hardware implementation. The system features the use of Internet of Things (IoT) as its core to coordinate the operation of multiple subsystems in a scalable manner. The control scheme uses a number of controllers cooperatively functioning via a token-based mechanism within the network to provide redundancy and thus reliability in solar tracking. The system exploits data from not only local in-situ sensors but also online sources via IoT networks for fault-tolerant control. Experiments conducted in a twelve-storey building indicate the harvested solar energy meeting the design requirement while the control reliability is maintained in face of communication or hardware disruptions. The results confirmed the validity of the proposed approach and its applicability to energy management in smart buildings.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics and Communications
Scopus-indexed journals
ISI-indexed journals
Divisions: Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications (FET)
Depositing User: Dr Manh Duong Phung
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2019 07:43
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2019 07:43

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