Lecture by French PV energy technology expert

Antoine Guerin de Montgareuil from the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) recently delivered a lecture hosted by the Malta Group of Professional Engineering Institutions (MGPEI) on technologies developed at CEA and their potential application on insular territories.

The lecture was the first in a series forming part of the €1 million EU Joint Universal Activities for Mediterranean PV Integration Excellence (Jump2Excel) project, led by the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast), which is aimed at promoting research on photovoltaic (PV) integration.

Guerin de Montgareuil was in Malta for a ‘mentoring week’ during which he also met with Mcast energy researchers, staff at the college’s Institute of Engineering and Transport, and other Maltese stakeholders to discuss a wide range of topics related to photovoltaics integration.

During this mentoring week, training on modelling photovoltaic energy production was carried out, together with a presentation of Mother PV method developed by CEA.

Jump2Excel focuses on five research themes: (i) fusion of emerging technology development; (ii) energy-water nexus; (iii) future electricity markets; and (iv) examining energy pathways in the Mediterranean.

Mcast students, academics and staff, the Maltese research community and the public, may take part free of charge in its activities, which also include workshops, internships, exchanges, training, mentoring sessions, public lectures and conferences in Malta and at the other project partners.

The other partners in the project, which is supported by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, are the CEA, the National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain (CENER), and the University of Manchester, UK.

Original Article posted on Times of Malta: https://bit.ly/2OCPxcG