A small-scale, flexible, reliable source of energy

To serve my customers, I have to make a certain number of kilowatts at times of peak load and a certain number of kilowatt-hours per year. Now the question is, How much generating capacity do I buy in solar PV panels and windmills?

James Kirtley, professor

Professor James Kirtley and graduate students Michael Zieve and Jared Monnin are building a laboratory-scale microgrid that they will use to verify and further investigate results from simulation studies performed by Masdar Institute collaborators. In their lab-scale microgrid, they are using off-the-shelf equipment plus computer controls to replicate the behavior of key electricity generating and consuming devices.


Research Team

James Kirtley Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Hatem Zeineldin Masdar Institute
Michael Zieve Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Jared Monnin Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Ahmed Saif Masdar Institute