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Solar Grid Connectivity Webinar

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm GMT


A great opportunity for researchers who might be focussing on PV device and materials development to hear about how electricity generated by PV actually connects with consumers in a variety of scenarios.

With targets of 70 GW of installed capacity by 2035, the required rapid growth in the deployment of solar photovoltaics presents challenges and opportunities for system developers, network operators, financiers, and consumers that the research community can address. This FREE to attend webinar provides industry insight and highlights research efforts surrounding Solar Grid Connectivity, from major solar assets to micro and mini grids, as we strive to achieve more PV generating power.

Friday 10th November, 13.00 – 15.30 GMT

The webinar is free and open to all




Webinar Chair:

Philip Sandwell (United Nations Institute for Training and Research)

Philip works on the application and implementation of energy technologies, data analysis, impact evaluation, and financial modelling in rural development and humanitarian settings




Alastair Buckley (University of Sheffield): “Integrating solar PV into electricity networks”

Alastair leads the Sheffield Solar research group who investigate solar photovoltaic power flows within the GB electricity networks, including national and regional real-time and historic out-turns and 7 day-ahead forecasting.



Nikki Pillinger (Roadnight Taylor): “Introduction to the grid”

Nikki sits on a number of DNO’s connections steering groups, Regen’s Grid Connections Working Group and Review of Electricity Market Arrangements Working Group, and the Solar Energy UK Grid Steering Group.



Pat Wheeler (University of Nottingham): “DC micro-grids for grid connected PV applications”

Director of the Power Electronics, Machines and Control Research Group, one of his research interests is the connection of renewable energy to the electrical utility network



Reena Sayani (University of Sheffield): “Mini-grids for half-a-billion”

Reena’s research encompasses energy access and rural electrification, especially in decentralized renewable mini-grids. Exploring energy system modeling and quantifying uncertainties in energy demand.



Mark Letcher (Exeter University): “Casting-back to the future PV policy”

Mark’s research explores how local government can develop and implement effective policies in the light of conflicting local and national priorities and constraints.





Christopher Malins
01509 635250