Dr. Abhishek Kumar
COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF PHOTOVOLTAIC ELECTRICITY GENERATION IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT AND FLOATING SOLAR
Abstract. Solar energy has become major player in sustainable energy generation, especially in the tropic region where sun radiation is abundance. This talk will cover extensive research programmes on long-term outdoor PV module performance testing, analytical monitoring of PV installations, and degradation studies of PV modules & systems in the tropics, which are the scientific base for optimising solar PV systems. A particular focus of the talk is on “Floating Solar”, including the operation of the world’s largest testbed for Floating PV and the development of innovative floating PV systems. The talk will also cover several topics on preventive maintenance of PV installations, PV grid integration, storage technologies and solar thermal systems.
Biography. Dr. Abhishek Kumar obtained PhD degree on Solar Cell, Device Physics, and Optoelectronics from University of Cambridge. Since then, he has extensive research and professional experiences including, researcher at EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics, University of Cambridge, and Sydney Sussex College. He joins Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), under National University of Singapore in 2015. In June 2018, He is promoted as the head of Solar System Technology Group at SERIS.