Development of Solar Power Generation Monitoring Systems for Research Studies


  • Thanakorn Namhormchan School of Engineering, Eastern Asia University


monitoring systems; solar power generation systems;, photovoltaic module


This paper presents the development of a solar power system measurement system for research studies. The system using LabVIEW with two DAQ NI USB-6008 economical models; 1) for load voltage and current signal of the two solar power generation systems and the temperature of the PV modules and 2) for the environmental signal, i.e., temperature, relative humidity, light intensity, wind speed, and solar radiation intensity. The block diagram for a program operation is designed in a while loop and performs mathematical functions on the signal received through the DAQ based on the output voltage of each measuring device and displayed on the front panel and can save various values at the specified time. The evaluation test results revealed that the proposed measurement system has an all-day error of not more than 3%, which can be used in a research study to appropriately compare the solar power generation performance system in the future.


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Namhormchan ธ. . (2021). Development of Solar Power Generation Monitoring Systems for Research Studies. EAU Heritage Journal Science and Technology, 15(3), 223–242. Retrieved from



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