Energy, Renewable Energy Sources, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Energy saving

University of Patras is the third University in Greece and is located at the west-south part of Greece. There are about 20.000 undergraduate and post graduate students. The included Schools are for Natural Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Economics, Education, etc. Among the Depts of the School of Natural Sciences is Physics Dept, which is one of the oldest Dept of the University. In Physics Dept there are research activities in Renewable Energy Sources and mainly in Solar Energy and Wind Energy. Regarding solar energy there are performed projects with publications in Journals and Conferences on solar thermal, photovoltaics and hybrid PV/T systems. For wind energy, the research is focused on small wind turbines and hybrid wind-solar systems. The work on small wind turbines is referred to building integration of them and also their application to agriculture. The work on hybrid wind-solar includes results from experiments on Physics main building roof and combination of small wind turbines with photovoltaics and solar thermal collectors. The work for wind energy to agriculture, include issues mainly for small wind turbines to greenhouses.

small wind turbines for building integration and agriculture

What we offer

The field of expertise is solar energy systems and wind energy systems, focused on small wind turbines. Regarding solar energy the main fields are solar thermal collectors, photovoltaics, hybrid PV/T systems, concentrating solar energy systems, building integration of solar energy systems. Considering wind energy systems, there is research to small wind turbines for building integration and agriculture. Especially the work includes the hybrid Wind-PV-Thermal concept, where a combination of the three systems can achieve cost effective energy system with storage in electricity and heat. The system can operate all seasons and store the electrical energy for an effective use of both systems: the small wind turbines and photovoltaics and to avoid battery overloading. In case of electricity excess, this electrical energy could be stored as heat in the thermal storage. The advantage of the proposed system is the low cost and the flexibility in storing energy.

What we are looking for

The research work is under laboratory development as system for buildings (installation on roof or integration on building envelope) and agricultural applications (greenhouses, dryers, desalination, water treatment). Companies that are interested to the proposed system, to building integration of wind and solar energy systems, to ZEB, or to wind energy for agriculture, are welcome. Also research scenters, institutes and universities that have work in that or in similar field are potential collaborators.

Keywords

  • wind turbine manufacturers
  • wind turbine component suppliers
  • operators
  • hydrogen storage solutions
  • fuel cells
  • research and education
  • financial services
  • planning offices
  • power networks
  • societies and associations
  • media and event organisers

Collaboration sought

  • Commercial alliance
  • Financial alliance
  • Industrial alliance
  • Joint Venture Agreement
  • Research, Technological alliance
  • Subcontract/outsourcing activity

Responsible

Prof in Physics Dept

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