The Technical University of Denmark has launched a new online continuing education master’s programme in Wind Energy. The programme is a web-based education with a broad academic profile. It covers all essential aspects of wind energy engineering based on the research activities taking place at DTU Wind Energy.
Nine online courses and a final project equal a Master in Wind Energy. The programme can be completed in one year of full-time study or stretched over two to four years. This allows participants to hold down a job while simultaneously studying for their master’s degree. The programme is taught in English and open for both Danish and international applicants.
The deadline for registration for the autumn semester is 15 May 2017.
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The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has published a landmark report extensively detailing component and system-level cost breakdowns for residential PV solar systems equipped with energy storage.
Though costs of solar systems are steadily decreasing while the economic viability of energy storage systems has increased significantly over the last several years, gaps remain in developing an in-depth understanding of the costs of combined PV and battery systems and in effectively communicating their value proposition. The report “Installed Cost Benchmarks and Deployment Barriers for Residential Solar Photovoltaics with Energy Storage: Q1 2016” serves to quantify the previously unknown or uncertain soft costs for combined solar PV and energy storage. It is the first in a series of benchmark reports that will document progress in cost reductions for the emerging PV-plus-storage market over time.
Original Source by NREL
Having established a partnership, ERIGrid and ELECTRA IRP, will have a joint booth at the CIRED exhibition on 12-15 June, 2017, in Glasgow (UK).
We invite you to visit the projects’ representatives at booth H11, please see the floor plan of the CIRED Exhibition.
If you would like to arrange a meeting in advance, please get in touch with ERIGrid.
You cand find further information about the ERIGrid project here.
Smart grids link various types of energy technologies such as power electronics, machines, grids, and markets via communication technology, which leads to trans-disciplinary, multi-domain system. Simulation packages for assessing system integration of components typically cover only one sub-domain, while terribly simplifying the others. Co-simulation overcomes this by coupling sub-domain models that are described and solved within their native environments, using specialised solvers and validated libraries.
Covering fundamentals and applications, the articles “Applied co-simulation of intelligent power systems: implementation, usage, examples” and “Co-simulation of intelligent power systems: Fundamentals, software architecture, numerics, and coupling” discuss the state of the art and conceptually describe the main challenges for simulating intelligent power systems. Supported by ERIGrid, these papers present the work performed in the project on improving simulation-based evaluation and validation approaches.
As the focus of smart grid solutions is moving from a single system to a system of systems perspective, the increasing complexity results in growing engineering efforts and costs. For this reason, new and automated engineering methods are necessary. The paper “Engineering Smart Grids: Applying Model-Driven Development from Use Case Design to Deployment” addresses these needs with a rapid engineering methodology that covers the overall engineering process for smart grid applications—from use case design to deployment.
You can find further ERIGrid resources here.
NREL researchers found a winning combination of materials to create a high-efficiency solar cell: a bottom layer of gallium arsenide and a top layer of gallium indium phosphide, the first practical III-V solar cell (referring to columns in the periodic table).
With each layer capturing a different part of the solar spectrum, NREL pushes the boundaries with four and five-junction cells, reaching 45.7% solar conversion efficiency. Superefficient, lightweight solar cells based on this discovery have powered satellites and the Mars rovers.
More information here.
European Utility Week represents a valuable business, innovation and information platform for utilities to connect the smart utility and community meet with experts from utilities, network operators, vendors, consultants, startups and system integrators covering the entire smart energy value chain. The event will take place in Amsterdam (NL) on 3-5 October, 2017.
The event’s focus lies on regional and global developments in Grid Optimisation, Renewables, Energy Storage, Smart Metering, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Energy Services & Efficiency, Energy Trading, Intelligent Buildings, Data Management, Analytics and IoT, Cyber Security, Smart Gas and Smart Water. EUW17 will connect people from all levels of the utility value chain from technology giants to startups and from senior-level experts to young talent.
Aside from the exhibition, the programme is divided into two formats: The Summit which offers strategic discussions on business models, the latest market news, and case studies, and the free Hub Sessions which include engaging Q&As and network opportunities for more practical industry solutions. Moreover, European Utility Week 2017 is co-locating multiple events - Intelligent Buildings Europe, Energy Revolution Europe, Initiate! and EMART Energy - with a dedicated programme and exhibition area.
Please see the website for more information.
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