A lunch talk with Amin Hajizadeh on Smart Energy Buildings and DC microgrids, Technologies and Control Issues
Recently, with more applications of energy storages, plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) and renewable energy sources in residential sectors, providing reliable heat and electrical power distribution into buildings are getting more attention.
With more applications of DC energy storages and DC renewable energy sources in industrial and residential parts, DC microgrid is getting more attentions. Some of advantages of DC microgrid are: 1) easier to build hybrid system with different sources and system can be scaled up gradually as needs increase; 2) higher efficiency because of elimination of power electronic conversion stages; 3) easier to integrate the renewable sources, especially for some DC sources such as PV, fuel cell, battery, super capacitor, and etc.
Amin Hajizadeh received Ph.D. (Hon.) degree from K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2010 in electrical engineering. In 2009, he was a Visiting Ph.D. Student with the Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. In 2015, he joined again NTNU as postdoctoral fellow and worked on DC microgrid application for marine power systems.
From 2016, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. His current research interests include control and management of distributed energy resources, control of power electronic converters for microgrid, renewable energy systems and marine power systems.
Bring your own lunch, Coffee/tea is on the house.