New Technology Will Enable Properties To Share Solar Energy

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In the UK alone, some 1.5 million homes are equipped with solar panels, and it has been estimated that by 2020 the figure could soar to 10 million, with the prospect of lower energy bills for consumers and massive reductions in CO2 emissions. Now, a University of Huddersfield researcher is developing new technologies that could enable clusters of houses to share their solar energy, rather than simply exporting surplus electricity to the national grid. 

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A form of energy storage shared by the connected houses and the use of the 'Internet of Things' to monitor and manage their  will form part of the solution.

A major dimension of Mahmoud's work is the development of a new algorithm that will enable the rapid detection of faults in PV installations. He has carried out pioneering work on the impact of micro-cracks in the performance of , using the facilities of the University of Huddersfield's High Performance Computing Research Group to carry out his analysis.

Period14 Jun 2017

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  • TitleNew Technology Will Enable Properties To Share Solar Energy
    Media name/outletECN
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date14/06/17
    DescriptionIn the UK alone, some 1.5 million homes are equipped with solar panels, and it has been estimated that by 2020 the figure could soar to 10 million, with the prospect of lower energy bills for consumers and massive reductions in CO2 emissions. Now, a University of Huddersfield researcher is developing new technologies that could enable clusters of houses to share their solar energy, rather than simply exporting surplus electricity to the national grid. Also, new systems for fault detection will enable householders to monitor and maintain the efficiency of their panels.
    URLhttps://www.ecnmag.com/news/2017/06/new-technology-will-enable-properties-share-solar-energy
    PersonsMahmoud Dhimish, Mark Dales, Behrooz Mehrdadi