Development of lox-cost equipment based on open source tools

  1. Ascensión López Vargas
Supervised by:
  1. Manuel Fuentes Conde Director
  2. Marta Vivar Garcia Director

Defence university: Universidad de Jaén

Year of defence: 2019

  1. Irene de Bustamante Gutiérrez Chair
  2. Jorge Aguilera Tejero Secretary
  3. Natalia Pichel Mira Committee member

Type: Thesis

Teseo: 611194 DIALNET


In recent years, the rapid evolution of the solar energy as well as the photovoltaic technologies has led to the proliferation of a vast number of photovoltaic installations worldwide. Millions of stand-alone photovoltaic systems are installed in rural areas of developing countries. One of the main problems in rural electrification programmes is the lack of monitoring. Small stand-alone photovoltaic systems are limited by size and cost and it is very difficult to monitor their proper functioning. The objective of this thesis is to design and develop a low-cost monitoring system, suitable for the monitoring of small stand- alone photovoltaic systems installed in rural areas of developing countries contributing to the success of rural electrification programs.