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Featured Article on Energy-Water Nexus in Malta – EDGEWISE project

Featured Article on Energy-Water Nexus in Malta – EDGEWISE project

The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST), ERANETMED project, EDGEWISE (Energy and Water Systems Integration and Management) addressing the nexus of energy and water research, was recently featured in the world-renowned IEEE SMARTGRID Newsletter.The article entitled: “Planning the Future Energy and Water Networks – A Vision for the Maltese Islands”, written by SomeshRead more about Featured Article on Energy-Water Nexus in Malta – EDGEWISE project[…]

Invitation to submit Article in Special Issue Energies – Deadline for Submission Extended (New Deadline 10th October 2021)

Invitation to submit Article in Special Issue Energies – Deadline for Submission Extended (New Deadline 10th October 2021)

Dear Colleagues, We trust you are well and staying safe. As The Guest Editor for the upcoming Special Issue of Energies on the subject of “Future Integration of Photovoltaic Systems”, we are inviting submissions in the area of emerging PV technologies and systems. The last two decades have witnessed dramatic developments in PV technologies and their uptake.Read more about Invitation to submit Article in Special Issue Energies – Deadline for Submission Extended (New Deadline 10th October 2021)[…]

Our MPPT PV Research Published in IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion

Our MPPT PV Research Published in IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion

Our research on MPPT was recently published Open Access on IEEE Transaction on Energy Conversion. The paper proposes a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) technique that accurately tracks the maximum power point (MPP) of a photovoltaic (PV) device, which undergoes simultaneous or independent sudden changes in load resistance and irradiance. The application of this MPPTRead more about Our MPPT PV Research Published in IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion[…]

Journal Article Publication in MDPI Electronics

Journal Article Publication in MDPI Electronics

Our research was recently published Open Access on MDPI Electronics Journal. The paper proposes a new hybrid version of whale and particle swarm optimization algorithm to optimize the photovoltaic cell parameters. The international collaboration included two members of MCAST Energy Research Group Dr Vibhu Jately and Dr Inġ. Brian Azzopardi together with researchers in IndiaRead more about Journal Article Publication in MDPI Electronics[…]

Invitation to submit Article in Special Issue Energies – Deadline for Submission Extended

Invitation to submit Article in Special Issue Energies – Deadline for Submission Extended

Dear Colleagues, We trust you are well and staying safe. As The Guest Editor for the upcoming Special Issue of Energies on the subject of “Future Integration of Photovoltaic Systems”, we are inviting submissions in the area of emerging PV technologies and systems. The last two decades have witnessed dramatic developments in PV technologies and their uptake.Read more about Invitation to submit Article in Special Issue Energies – Deadline for Submission Extended[…]

MCAST Energy researchers present two papers and chair at the MEDPOWER (Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Energy Conversion) 2020 – Online

MCAST Energy researchers present two papers and chair at the MEDPOWER (Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Energy Conversion) 2020 – Online

Dr Somesh Bhattacharya, Postdoc Research Fellow MCAST Energy Research Group (MCAST Energy) presented the paper entitled: “Augmented fuzzy logic inertial response for hybrid microgrid”. A second paper was presented by Mr Brian Bartolo entitled “Mitigation solutions to high penetration of Photovoltaics and Electric Vehicles integration in Malta”. The papers present novel methodological solutions for highRead more about MCAST Energy researchers present two papers and chair at the MEDPOWER (Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Energy Conversion) 2020 – Online[…]

MCAST Energy researchers present a paper and chair at the IEEE PES ISGT (Innovative Smart Grid Technologies) Europe 2020 – Online

MCAST Energy researchers present a paper and chair at the IEEE PES ISGT (Innovative Smart Grid Technologies) Europe 2020 – Online

Today, Dr Somesh Bhattacharya, Postdoc Research Fellow, from MCAST Energy Research Group (MCAST Energy) presented the paper entitled: “Control of Inertia in Hybrid Microgrids from Regulated DC Microgrid Systems”. The paper presented a novel methodology integrating a number of energy sources and loads through direct and/or alternative current supply networks. The purpose is to provideRead more about MCAST Energy researchers present a paper and chair at the IEEE PES ISGT (Innovative Smart Grid Technologies) Europe 2020 – Online[…]

Recent European Photovoltaic Technology and Innovation Platform Publication on Research Challenges in PV Reliability with a contribution from Dr Inġ. Brian Azzopardi at MCAST Energy

Recent European Photovoltaic Technology and Innovation Platform Publication on Research Challenges in PV Reliability with a contribution from Dr Inġ. Brian Azzopardi at MCAST Energy

The European Photovoltaic Technology and Innovation Platform (www.etip-pv.eu) have just published a short report on research challenges in PV reliability.  The report focuses on two main questions of why and what we need as ongoing research. Dr Inġ. Brian Azzopardi at MCAST Energy from the Institute of Engineering and Transport has long advocated for aRead more about Recent European Photovoltaic Technology and Innovation Platform Publication on Research Challenges in PV Reliability with a contribution from Dr Inġ. Brian Azzopardi at MCAST Energy[…]

MCAST Energy paper shortlisted at the 37th EU PVSEC European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition – Online

MCAST Energy paper shortlisted at the 37th EU PVSEC European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition – Online

MCAST Energy Research Group (MCAST Energy) paper entitled: “Are Renewable Credits from Other Countries Worthwhile than PVs in Malta towards the Energy Transition?”. The paper presented by Mr Brian Bartolo discusses the recent 2020 Malta-Estonia Renewable Energy Agreement to address Malta’s Renewable Energy gap in the exchange of 100GWh for €2 million per year. ForRead more about MCAST Energy paper shortlisted at the 37th EU PVSEC European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition – Online[…]