11Role of IoT in the Renewable Energy Sector

Veerakumar Chinnasamy* and Honghyun Cho

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chosun University, Pilmundaero, Dong-gu, Gwangju, South Korea


Implementing renewable energy systems is significantly increased worldwide to address various environmental issues. The capacity of renewable power source installation expanded in recent times and tends to increase in the future. Therefore, it is necessary to optimize renewable energy generation and system flexibility so that it can be utilized safely. Efficient utilization of renewable energy will result in minimized environmental impact and increased reliability on the power grid. Internet of Things (IoT) facilitates integrating the different renewable energy sources and helps in the uniform distribution of available energy to the targeted beneficiaries when needed. It also improves the energy efficiency of the renewable system by effective management of generation, transmission, supply, and demand. This chapter discusses and highlights the role of IoT in the renewable energy sector.

Keywords: Internet of Things, renewable energy, solar, smart grid, energy distribution

11.1 Introduction

The global energy demand is going up drastically, and the environmental impact of using fossil fuels is simultaneously increasing. Global warming due to CO2 emissions from the energy sector alerted us to shift towards renewable energy utilization. There are several practical problems in completely ...

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