Real time monitoring of Solar Battery Charging Station (SBCS)
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This thesis paper provides the process, design and implementation of solar battery charging station with real time monitoring system which can be defined as the unconventional energy source and an alternation of electricity. Today’s world is moving towards environment friendly smart solutions. Since the concept of solar energy is very new in Bangladesh and applications for this source of energy is limited, new upgrades are required to use this renewable energy resource efficiently; such a resolution can be solar battery charging station. Moreover, real time monitoring makes it more gratified as it offers software monitoring system; displaying the solar voltage, solar current, the battery voltage, time remaining to charge the batteries and battery condition etc. The software is developed using Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 with the programing language C# to monitor the real time of solar based battery charging station using data acquisition (DAQ) card through which all the analog data can be converted to digital form and display them in three layered GUI of the software. All the information regarding a battery to be charged along with the solar condition can be perceived. Solar energy is generated from sun rays converted to direct current through photovoltaic panels; hence this direct current (DC) is stored in batteries. Therefore, monitoring the charging status of these batteries is essential. Furthermore, the paper demonstrates a design of making manual switching system when there is lack of solar radiation due to climatic change or if any blunder occurs in the panels then instantly switches to diesel generator.