Resource Monitoring: Open-source low-cost data logging system for renewable energy

Presenter: Matt Little

The accurate measurement of the available resource is essential to the installation and long-term suitability of renewable energy generation equipment.
Where the size, and hence the cost, of the system is very small then the cost of resource monitoring can become a large part of the overall cost, and is usually not performed.
Using low-cost and open-source hardware, a simple but robust data-logging platform has been developed. This can be used with different sensors to measure different renewable energy sources including wind speed and direction.
I will present the development of the platform so far, technical design details, some results and analysis from testing ‘in the field’, further work and explain how people can get involved with the project.


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