WEBINAR: Lunch and Learn

Feel like you need some professional input and company these days, without it being too formal or requiring a lot of preparations? A meeting place where you can update each other on what you are working with, ask questions, and discuss while having a cup of coffee and something to eat?

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 UiO:Energy would like to invite you to an open lunch where PhDs working in the field of sustainable energy will present their research projects. First up is Mikkel Vindegg from the Department of Social Anthropology and Mari Øgaard from the Department of Technology Systems.

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Mikkel Vindegg

Title of Mikkel´s talk: "Interference in hybrid infrastructures: Solar lighting systems in a Nepali town"

– A decade of intermittent electricity service in Nepal had motivated several people around the town of Lubhu to invest in small solar panels in addition to their connection to the national grid. No one I spoke with was happy with the performance of their panels, however. The issues encountered in Lubhu point towards not just the "technological momentum" (Hughes 1983) of large-scale grids, but also an accompanying opposite of "technological inertia" for alternative solutions.​

Title of Mari´s talk: How do we take care of solar power plants (and why is it so challenging)

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Mari Øgaard

– With the recent years' rapid growth of solar energy, efficient operation and monitoring ofsolar power plants are playing an increasingly more important role in cost reduction. Cost efficient and accurate monitoring is however challenging, because solar energy generation is geographically distributed, and also highly dependent on weather. By improving loss estimation and fault localization and detection, we aim to contribute to the development of more robust, efficient and autonomous solar energy monitoring systems.

Each presentation will last for approximately 10 -15 minutes, followed by a short open session (questions and discussion). The seminar is open to all!

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Published May 7, 2020 8:50 AM - Last modified June 4, 2020 9:26 AM