Tech Enables Solar Power to be Shared With Neighbors, Cutting Costs

  • Mahmoud Dhimish

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Researchers from the University of Huddersfield in the U.K., have developed new technologies that could enable properties to share solar energy rather than exporting surplus electricity to the national grid.

Mahmoud Dhimish, a Ph.D., student at the University of Huddersfield, led the team in developing the solar panel or photovoltaic system.

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Dhimish developed a new algorithm that could enable the rapid detection of faults in PV installations, while also studying the impact of micro-cracks in the performance of solar panels.

Under the proposal, a form of energy storage would be shared by connected houses and homeowners would be able to monitor and manage their electricity demands with the Cloud.

There are an estimated 1.5 million homes in the U.K. equipped with solar panels, with some estimates putting the figure at 10 million by 2020.

Period14 Jul 2017

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  • TitleTech Enables Solar Power to be Shared With Neighbors, Cutting Costs
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date14/07/17
    DescriptionResearchers from the University of Huddersfield in the U.K., have developed new technologies that could enable properties to share solar energy rather than exporting surplus electricity to the national grid.

    Mahmoud Dhimish, a Ph.D., student at the University of Huddersfield, led the team in developing the solar panel or photovoltaic system.

    “Currently, individual consumers generate electricity from their PV installations and if they are unable to use it, they export it to the network,” Dhimish said in a statement. “PV outputs vary unpredictably—as do the electricity demands of each consumer—so supply and demand is difficult to match.”

    Under the new technology, homeowners could also monitor and maintain the efficiency of their panels because of the fault detection in the new system.
    Producer/AuthorKenny Walter
    URLhttps://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/07/tech-enables-solar-power-be-shared-neighbors-cutting-costs
    PersonsMahmoud Dhimish