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PhD: Farm-wide microgrid decision support system for the Australian cotton industry

This PhD project develops a decision support system to evaluate available renewable energy supply and storage options, and models load demand and power systems for the best combination of distributed generation and storage. Energy system components, such as diesel, solar, wind, water PV pumps, heat pumps, biomass gasifier, and battery banks, will be integrated to form a microgrid.

Project date

13 Aug 2018-30 Jun 2021
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Principal investigator

Yunfeng (Forrest) Lin

Project led by

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Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) delivers outcomes in cotton research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian …

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  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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  • Research organisations

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