M2A

Solar PV Microinverter-tracker

Key Information

Simyu Technology has planned series of the products , solutions those
will reduce capital cost of renewable energy systems and make them
more efficient.
As a part of this,Simyu Technology aims to bring efficient grid tied microinvert-
er to the international market.
Micro-invert-er will be used to feed back the power generated from
Solar PV (or any other renewable source) to the grid and local
loads.Micro-invert-er offers advantage of long life,higher efficiency,easy
installation
This product will have added role of the tracker as well.This will bring
down the cost of installation and provide more power for the invested
amount. Though , tracker functionality will not be part of this
development.Tracker will be developed separately and integrated later.

Project Aims
1.Design 500 W grid tie solar PV micro-invert-er using best topology to
keep cost low & efficiency high.
2. Modules
DC-DC boost & MPPT Controller
Grid Synchronization : Using PLL or any other technology
Invert-er with current controller to feed back to the grid.
Safety features & indicators( Is-landing ,range protections)
3. Implementation under hardware simulator
4. Implementation of Hardware and software design for these functions.

Suitable candidate
Candidate with Electronics / Electrical Engineering back ground.
Knowledge of TI DSP like TMS320F28335 will be added advantage.

Academic Supervisor

Dr Meghdad Fazeli

Sponsoring Company Simyu Technology Ltd,UK
Eligibility

Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience. 

 Our funders require applicants to also meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be a UK or EU citizen (i.e. eligible for ‘home’ tuition fees at the University) and have the right to work in Wales at the end of your studies.
  • You must be resident in West Wales and the Valleys at the point of enrolment and throughout the duration of your studies.
  • You must not be financially able to participate without the award of grant funding.

Further information regarding eligibility criteria can be found at: http://www.materials-academy.co.uk/eligibility

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Funding

The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £12,500 p.a.

Closing Date 28 February 2018

Start Date October 2018


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Informal enquiries about this studentship are welcome and may be directed by email to: M2A@swansea.ac.uk