Integrating Photovoltaic Technologies in Smart Homes
Kehinde Adeyeye1, Etienne Ntagwirumugara, Jonathan Colton, Nelson Ijumba
A Smart home is a residence that integrates highly developed automation systems to provide its occupants with advanced monitoring and control over the functions of the building through internet - connected devices. For a home to stay connected and smart, there is a need for a constant, reliable, and inexpensive source of power, or else the purpose will be defeated. In Africa where a constant supply of electricity is still a challenge, incorporating solar photovoltaic technologies as the power source of smart homes will be a solution to this challenge and also make smart homes poss. This paper focuses on the integration of solar photovoltaic technologies in powering smart homes.