Title Tech Enables Solar Power to be Shared With Neighbors, Cutting Costs Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 14/07/17 Description 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.
“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/Author Kenny Walter URL https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/07/tech-enables-solar-power-be-shared-neighbors-cutting-costs Persons Mahmoud Dhimish