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The FP7 BeyWatch European scientific project: general features and design criteria of the Combined Photovoltaic Solar (CPS) system within the BEYWATCH system architecture

  • Authors: Fertitta, G.; Giaconia, G.; LA CASCIA, D.; LO BUE, F.; Miceli, R.; Rando, C.
  • Publication year: 2011
  • Type: Proceedings (TIPOLOGIA NON ATTIVA)
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This paper includes the general features and design criteria of a combined photovoltaic solar system (CPS) and its allocation within the entire architecture of the BeyWatch system. The CPS main functionalities and characteristics, the description of the CPS main components and the CPS electronic control and monitoring subsystem, together with the description of the Firmware design and communication protocols are here reported. The Combined Photovoltaic and Solar system (CPS) is a Renewable Energy system that produces thermal and electrical energy and the design has been based on a modular approach.