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Our Research on Parameter Optimization of Solar PV Cells published in IEEE Access

Our Research on Parameter Optimization of Solar PV Cells published in IEEE Access

Our Research on Opposition-based Tunicate Swarm Algorithm for Parameter Optimization of Solar Cells published in IEEE Access.The paper proposes a novel opposition-based tunicate swarm algorithm for parameter estimation of solar cells. The algorithm is developed based on the exploration and exploitation components of the tunicate swarm algorithm. The opposition-based learning mechanism is employed to improve theRead more about Our Research on Parameter Optimization of Solar PV Cells published in IEEE Access[…]

Our Research on Optimal Capacity Expansion of MCAST Microgrid published in IEEE Access

Our Research on Optimal Capacity Expansion of MCAST Microgrid published in IEEE Access

Our research on the framework for capacity expansion planning of the real-word active MCAST microgrid is published in IEEE Access. The paper proposes a realistic framework with the concept “expansion through time” inspired by “Real Options Theory”. The framework includes practical parameters like resource & load uncertainty, physical space required to install, revenue generated byRead more about Our Research on Optimal Capacity Expansion of MCAST Microgrid published in IEEE Access[…]

Our Research on low-voltage-ride-through capability of PV inverters published in IEEE Access

Our Research on low-voltage-ride-through capability of PV inverters published in IEEE Access

Our research on the comparative study among the existing low-voltage-ride-through control strategies is published in IEEE Access. The paper provides a critical review on the recent challenges and the associated strategies under LVRT conditions in GCPV inverters. The drawbacks associated with the conventional current control strategies are investigated in simulation environment and each category ofRead more about Our Research on low-voltage-ride-through capability of PV inverters published in IEEE Access[…]

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[…]

MCAST Energy researchers presented a paper at the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists (PVSC) Virtual Conference-2021

MCAST Energy researchers presented a paper at the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists (PVSC) Virtual Conference-2021

Dr Vibhu Jately, Postdoc Research Fellow MCAST Energy Research Group (MCAST Energy) presented the paper entitled: “Performance Evaluation of Current Control Techniques for Grid Connected PV System under Unbalanced Grid Faults”. The paper analyses the performance of current control strategies of PV inverters under unbalanced grid voltage conditions. The effectiveness of the control strategies isRead more about MCAST Energy researchers presented a paper at the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists (PVSC) Virtual Conference-2021[…]

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[…]