Photonic Energy Harvesting: Boosting Energy Yield of Commodity Solar Photovoltaic Systems via Software Defined IoT Controls


Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have a utilization (or capacity) factor of 15-20% worldwide. We propose to enhance the energy yield in a software-defined manner by complementing commodity solar PV systems with cloud-based IoT-controlled reflectors. We also propose designs for brownfield and greenfield settings in solar farms. We study a number of practical… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/3077839.3077857


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