K. Luong, C. Chong, Z. Dorman, S. Hara, K. Luong, C. Obatake, A. Pham, R. Walser, A. Kuh
Renewable Island Energy Sustainability, United States
pp. 218 - 221
Keywords: renewable energy, environmental, big data, sensor network, solar, PV, irradiance, weather, sensor mesh
To get environmental data we have created a self-sufficient environmental weather sensor network consisting of sensor network nodes that each get environmental data.. Powered by a 15,600 mAh lithium ion battery pack, a 3.7W solar panel, each node in the wireless weather sensor network will relay solar irradiance, barometric pressure, relative humidity and temperature to a server via an XBee transceiver. The sensor nodes are designed to be low cost, durable, self-powered (using a solar panel and rechargeable battery), and energy efficient. The nodes are connected using a wireless mesh network on the University of Hawaiʻi campus to get both spatial and temporal data. The data is being stored in a data server in the SCEL for processing, analysis, and visualization.