Work streams

The WISE-PV vision is to provide a fundamental understanding of all the issues, benefits and costs through technical, environmental, economic and social fields, associated with large-scale PV roll-out in current and future energy systems.

We propose the investigation and articulation of the changes in power system design and operation to accommodate wide scale penetration of PV.

Work Stream 1: Analysis of Power Systems with Large Penetration of PV

Work Stream Leader: Joseph Mutale

  • Work Package 1.1: Integrated LV/MV probabilistic impact analysis

    Academic lead: Dr Luis (Nando) Ochoa.

    Deliverable: Integrated LV/MV probabilistic impact analysis.

  • Work Package 1.2: Optimal coordinated control in a Smart Grid environment

    Academic leads: Dr Luis (Nando) Ochoa, Dr Pierluigi Mancarella.

    Deliverable: Optimal coordinated control of PV and network resources in a Smart Grid environment.

  • Work Package 1.3: Assessing the impact of wide scale PV on system operations

    Academic leads: Dr Pierluigi Mancarella, Dr Joseph Mutale.

    Deliverable: System operation economic and environmental impact.

  • Work Package 1.4: Quantifying system level investments for large scale PV

    Academic leads: Dr Joseph Mutale, Dr Pierluigi Mancarella.

    Deliverable: Techno-economic impact on network asset displacement, requirements and reinforcements.

  • Work Stream 2: Scenario Analysis, Impacts Assessment, and Guidelines for Development

    Work Stream Leader: Sarah Mander

  • Work Package 2.1: Set of alternative scenarios for future large-scale PV deployment

    Academic lead: Dr Sarah Mander.

    Deliverable: Set of alternative scenarios for future large-scale PV deployment.

  • Work Package 2.2: Full PV and energy system Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) for different scenarios

    Academic leads: Dr Paul Gilbert, Dr Patricia Thornley, Dr Brian Azzopardi.

    Deliverable: Full PV and energy system LCA for different scenarios.

  • Work Package 2.3: Guidelines for PV development reflecting stakeholder priorities, barriers identified, and life cycle insights

    Academic leads: Dr Patricia Thornley, Dr Paul Rowley, Dr Brian Azzopardi.

    Deliverable: Guidelines for PV development reflecting stakeholder priorities, barriers identified and life cycle insights.

  • Work Stream 3: Device Characteristics and Network Interface

    Work Stream Leader: Alastair Buckley

  • Work Package 3.1: Efficiency and degradation analysis for emerging Si PV and assessment of failure modes in a UK context

    Academic leads: Dr Alastair Buckley, Prof Bruce Hamilton.

    Deliverable: Efficiency and degradation analysis for emerging Si PV and assessment of failure modes in a UK context.

    This work is related to the: Advances in silicon to boost efficiency of cheap solar panels project.

  • Work Package 3.2: Cost benefits analysis of innovative flexible PV inverters for Smart Grid applications

    Academic lead: Dr Roger Shuttleworth.

    Deliverable: Cost benefits analysis of innovative flexible PV inverters for Smart Grid applications.

    This work is related to the Solar power: preparing for popularity project.

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