Name Ir. Dr. Ranjit Singh Sarban Singh
Affiliation Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)
Department, Unit, Country Computer Engineering, Faculty of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Melaka, Malaysia
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Research field Embedded System Design and Development
Presentation Title IoT Application in Solar Photovoltaic Panel Fault Notification


Ir. Dr. Ranjit Singh Sarban Singh is a Senior Lecturer at Department of Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), a position he held since 2015. He has served as Tutor from 2008 – 2010, lecturer from 2010 – 2015. He is attached to the Advanced Sensors & Embedded Control (ASECs) Research Group, Centre of Telecommunication, Research & Innovation (CeTRI) for his research activities. He received his PhD in General Control System Engineering (Renewable Energy System Management) from Brunel Universiti London, United Kingdom. He received his MEngSc in Computer Engineering (By Research) from Multimedia University Melaka, Malaysia in 2010. He received his BEng (Honours) in Electonics Engineering (Computer Engineering) from Kolej Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (KUTKM), Melaka, Malaysia in 2006. During his service at UTeM from 2008 – present, he thought numerous computer engineering subjects such as microprocessor technology, engineering mathematics, microcontroller technology, embedded system design, digital system, principles of electrical and electronics and some other computer engineering related subjects. He received his Diploma in Computer Technology from Politeknik Seberang Perai (PSP), Pulau Pinang, Malaysia in 2004. Ir. Dr. Ranjit Singh is registered as Professional Engineering (PE) with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). He is also registered as Chartered Engineer of IET (UK), IntPE (UK) and Professional Engineer (UK). His research interest spans several different disciplines: Renewable Energy System Management, Battery Energy Storage Management, Embedded System Design, Energy Management Algorithm, and Consumers Electronics System Design. He has actively pursued research in these fields and published more than 60 journals and conference papers and filed 5 patents application nationally, granted 1 trademark nationally. He has organized and chaired international conference and continue to serve as a member of several scientific and organizing committees of international journals and conference. He continues to review journal and conference papers manuscript for various international journals and conferences. He has been principal researcher for numerous research grants from National and University. He has also won more than 10 national and international innovation and invention awards.

Title: IoT Application in Solar Photovoltaic Panel Fault Notification


IoT technology is a technology that is implemented in various field, as well as in solar power system application. One of the most important part of solar power system is the solar photovoltaic panel which provides the required energy for the connected system known as load. As solar photovoltaic panel is important, therefore, it is also important to observe and maintain the performances of the connected solar photovoltaic panel. With that, this research proposes the IoT Application System that has been developed to be implemented in Solar Photovoltaic Panels as well as provides the fault notification which is based on the current or voltage. The developed IoT Application System records all the current or voltage information and the developed system analyses the recorded information which will be compared with the threshold value that has been programmed. Having able to compare the recorded current or voltage values with the threshold values assist to detect any kind of abnormality at the solar photovoltaic panel as well as provides an immediate assist to replace the solar photovoltaic panel is it is required. Hence, this will quickly improve the output of the solar power system for the connected load.