Internship: Development of a detailed photovoltaic model for real-time applications
Forschungszentrum Jülich
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Internship: Development of a detailed photovoltaic model for real-time applications

  • PhD / Postdoc / Thesis (From 25 to 36 months)
  • Jülich (Germany)
  • Published on August 31 2021
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Internship: Development of a detailed photovoltaic model for real-time applications

IEK-10 focuses on the optimal design and operation of integrated, decentralized energy systems with a high share of renewable energy. Computer simulation and numerical optimization are our essential tools to arrive at efficient, reliable, and cost-effective solutions. We contribute both to the development of mathematical models and to the development of improved simulation methods and optimization algorithms. Our methods and software-tools are validated against operating data of real systems. Furthermore, we conduct comprehensive case studies in order to test and further improve the scalability and the performance of our models and algorithms. Specially adapted methods and codes enable us to exploit the potential of high-performance computing with the aim of solving particularly large and complex problems.

Scope of the Internship:
The large diffusion of photovoltaic systems in power networks is an important step towards a more sustainable energy system. In order to fully study the capabilities of these energy resources, and the implications related to their implementation on real networks, it is important to properly model their behaviour also for real-time simulation environments. The impact of the solar irradiation on the generated power, and the control actions performed by the inverter, are fundamental elements that must be included in the digital twin of a photovoltaic system. The corresponding model can be then used to evaluate, by means of realistic benchmarks, grid services provided by the photovoltaic source. Your goal will be the development of the real-time model of a photovoltaic system, and its validation against the real system installed in the campus network.

Your Profile:

  • You are a student with very good background in Mathematics, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a comparable subject
  • Interests in numerical methods and analysis, and energy system modelling, control and simulation
  • Basic understanding of energy system modelling and real-time simulation is preferable
  • Good knowledge of and some experience in a programming language, preferably MATLAB, Simulink, and RT-LAB.
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
Our Profile:

  • Highly motivated scientists of different subject areas working together
  • Interdisciplinary work combining physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering
  • Intensive supervision by one or more experienced and helpful colleague(s)
  • Friendly and welcoming work environment
There is a salary and, due to the SARS-CoV-2 regulations, work is done in the home office. All necessary equipment (computers etc.) is provided. We are committed to equality and diversity and welcome applications from everyone! If you are interested, please send us your complete application.

Daniele Carta
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Institut für Energie- und Klimaforschung - Modellierung von Energiesystemen (IEK-10)
52425 Jülich

E-Mail: [email protected]
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