UQ Solar


UQ Solar: from small beginnings

UQ Solar began as a collaborative project -- between UQ's Property and Facilities division and UQ's School of Mathematics and Physics -- to save on electricity costs, and showcase the university’s commitment to clean energy and carbon emission reductions. [Read more ...]


Photovoltaic array live-data feed

UQ engineers have made available large amounts of data (live and historic) from UQ's photovoltaic arrays, from across a network of PV sites that includes St Lucia, Herron Island and Gatton.

Published Research

  1. L. Wang, R. Yan and T. K. Saha, “Voltage Management for Large Scale PV Integration into Weak Distribution Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, paper accepted on 6th January, 2017. DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2017.2651030 (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7812779/ )
  2. R. Yan, Y. Li, T. K. Saha, L. Wang and M. I. Hossain, “Modelling and Analysis of Open-Delta Step Voltage Regulators for Unbalanced Distribution Network with Photovoltaic Power Generation”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, paper accepted on 13th September, 2016. DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2016.2609440 (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7567525/ )
  3. R. Yan, T. K. Saha, P. Meredith, A. Ananth and M. I. Hossain, “Megawatt-Scale Solar Variability Study: An Experience from a 1.2MWp Photovoltaic System in Australia over Three Years”, IET Renewable Power Generation, Vol. 10, No. 8, pp. 1229-1236, September, 2016. (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7564577/ )
  4. M. I. Hossain, R. Yan and T. K. Saha, “Investigation of the Interaction between Step Voltage Regulators and Large-scale Photovoltaic Systems Regarding Voltage Regulation and Unbalance”, IET Renewable Power Generation, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 299-309, March, 2016. (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7419357/ )
  5. R. Yan, T. K. Saha, P. Meredith and S. Goodwin “Analysis of Yearlong Performance of Differently Tilted Photovoltaic Systems in Brisbane, Australia”, Elsevier: Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 74, pp. 102-108, October 2013. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0196890413002549 )

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