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Actually located on the roof of the medium voltage (MV) laboratory, this weather station provides real-time data on the weather conditions in the surroundings of the IoT Microgrid Laboratory. It is composed of the following sensors: - Wind direction - Wind speed - Rain collector - Temperature and relative humidity (with radiation shield) - Solar radiation and UV The station has a battery/solar-powered unit for the wireless transmission of the collected data to the central receiver. This receiver is located inside the IoT Microgrid Laboratory and communicates the measurements to the deployed IoT Architecture. See The IoT architecture inside the control room.
The IoT Microgrid Laboratory has two main renewable energy sources (RES) a wind turbine (WT) and a photovoltaic (PV) roof installation. Both of them are available in their respective connectors in the control room (Go to the control room supply and resources panel for more information). - The Wind turbine provides a nominal power of 2.4 kW at 13 m/s. The nacelle height is around 18.5 m with a rotor diameter of 3.7 m. The cut-in speed is 3 m/s, while the shutdown security speed is 370 rpm. The nacelle has also a passive yaw system that allows it to follow the wind direction. - The PV roof installation is composed of 12 EG-250P60C panels with 250 Wp, which made up a total peak power of 3 kWp. Due to the potential shading of adjacent buildings, the panels are oriented in an East-West configuration instead of the common south orientation and with a tilt angle of 10 degrees. With this configuration, the estimated production of 2500 kWh/year can be achieved.
The shed is an isolated construction attached to the main structure of the IoT Microgrid Laboratory. Its function is to host those energy resources that due to their nature cannot be located within the main construction. It is planned that this shed will house: - Battery Pack: It will provide an energy storage system (ESS) for the house. A 16-cell LFP battery pack has been chosen as a candidate for the installation, with a nominal capacity of 180 Ah and a nominal voltage of 48 V. - Micro combined heat and power unit (µCHP): It will allow for the production of thermal power to heat up the water-based underfloor heating system by burning natural gas. It will also provide electrical energy as a by-product.
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