Description: Electricity production from Photovoltaics (PVs) is heavily dependent on local meteorological phenomena, especially cloud type and cloud cover. Thus, in order to further promote the penetration of small-scale roof-top PVs in cities, the effect of clouds on PVs and the prediction of electricity production from these systems needs to be understood and any problems should be resolved. The current project addresses this topic and a software will be developed based on a novel methodology for the prediction electricity production from PVs.
One position on the topic: “Creating Local Climate Ecosystems of Innovation”
Description: The aim of the research is to measure and analyze the effect of local traditions for the development of integrated regeneration practices for a sustainable future through innovation and entrepreneurship. Existing practices in South-East Europe (Greece, Croatia, Western Balkans, Cyprus) and the whole of the Middle East-North Africa (MENA region) will be studied and compared with more developed countries (Israel, Korea, USA, etc). Furthermore, the role of “champions” and of “regional development policies” will be an integral part of this research.