Solar-Sharing Homes

  • Mahmoud Dhimish
  • Mark Dales
  • Behrooz Mehrdadi

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In the UK alone, some 1.5 million homes are equipped with solar panels, and it’s been estimated that by 2020 the figure could soar to 10 million – each extra panel bringing 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 grid. New systems for fault detection will also let householders monitor and maintain the efficiency of their panels.


Prize-winning PhD student Mahmoud Dhimish is spearheading the project, supervised by lecturers with expertise in high-performance computing, engineering and electrical supply. The research is aided by a solar panel, or photovoltaic (PV) system that has been installed at the University by its School of Computing and Engineering.

Period30 Jun 2017

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