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Prepaid Energy Meter Using Solar Power and Wi-fi

  • Parth T. ThakarEmail author
  • Pooja V. Jha
  • Tushar Sawant
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 36)

Abstract

Providing electricity to every citizen of India is a never-ending problem for the government as well as the service providers. The majority of rural citizens of India lead a life deprived of electricity. According to the reports, over 10 million families are using a stored battery as a standby in case of power failure. India imports nearly 2 billion in US$ worth of battery storage uninterruptible power supply (UPS) annually. Almost 80 billion kWh electrical energy is generated per annum by DG (generator batteries) which consumes more than 10 million tons of diesel oil. These sources are good neither for the economy nor for the environment. In the meantime, innovation in sustainable energy generation is rising, and solar power can be used as a solution. This paper presents the idea of a solar-powered energy system with the common business model for energy distribution which is prepaid in nature. This microgrid energy service provides an attractive and affordable alternative to regular energy systems.

Keywords

Battery backup circuit Customer database Energy meter Power consumption Prepaid system Solar power User dashboard 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Dr. Amit A. Deshmukh, Head of EXTC Department, DJSCE, for his guidance and support throughout the tenure of this project.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Parth T. Thakar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pooja V. Jha
    • 1
  • Tushar Sawant
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and TelecommunicationDwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of EngineeringMumbaiIndia

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