Dear Raspberry Pi community,
I’m a total newbie when it comes to Raspberry Pi and such devices. I have a task at my university to perform an analysis of the use of artificial intelligence to manage and forecast electricity production in "zero export" photovoltaic systems. I need to create a third party solar monitoring system to control of the value of generated power, taking into account: energy consumption, generation value, short-term consumption forecast, storage capacity.
All I’ve been told that I should use the Raspberry Pi and Modbus TCP/IP protocol to communicate with solar inverters. Sadly I don’t have a physical access to solar inverters to control them. I’ve been wondering if it’s possible to read PV data like generation value, energy consumption, insolation etc. from Matlab Simulink inverter model and then somehow use Raspberry Pi to control those virtual inverters? Sorry if what I’m saying makes no sense, but I really don’t know where to start. I’ve browsed a ton of internet pages, but I couldn’t find such implementation and I honestly have no clue how to solve my problem. I would be grateful for any advice.