Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number GR/L14824/01
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Solar Energy, Photovoltaics) 75%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electric power conversion) 15%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 10%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 70%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 20%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr T Markvart
No email address given
School of Engineering Sciences
University of Southampton
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 September 1996
End Date 31 October 1998
Duration 26 months
Total Grant Value £127,816
Industrial Sectors Energy; No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region South East
Programme Engineering, Infrastructure and Environment
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr T Markvart , School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Professor J Walker , School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Professor R (Ray ) Arnold , Engineering Materials, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Professor RJ Arnold , Siemens plc (0.001%)
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Abstract This proposal aims to resolve the remaining technical barrier which hinder a more widespread integration of photovoltaic systems into utility supply networks. The specific issues which area to be addressed focus on island operation and the interaction between multiple inverters. The work will be carried out using the DTI Exemplar Photovoltaic system for Test and Development which is being constructed by the applicants. The proposed research covers the following specific areas: Fault infeed anddirectional protection, Interaction between inverters, External switching, Islanding, New detection and disconnection devices, Development of an impedance measuring system for island protection, Module integrated converter, New ways of network integration including demand side management.
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