Internship (Combined resource exploitation)
A 6 month internship position has become available in the Centre for Ocean Energy Research in Maynooth University in the area of:
Combined wave/wind/solar/tidal resource exploitation and value of wave energy
Combining various resources has several benefits, such as:
- The temporal complementarity of different resources
- Reduced converted energy variability from relatively uncorrelated energy sources in some locations (http://www.eeng.nuim.ie/jringwood/Respubs/J151Fran.pdf)
- Diversity in supply systems
Adding new resources, such as wave and tidal, into the existing mixture of renewable energy resources will be an enabler of the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. Combined resource exploitation will increase the supply system’s reliability and enable the system to be more accepting of renewable energy at lower costs. This project will focus on the combined resources analysis in terms of availability, variability, coherence, and correlation. Based on the investigation, the value of wave energy on the existing system will be quantified through different metrics.
Depending on the level of success achieved in the project, the project results may be submitted for publication at an international conference or journal.
The successful intern will work within the Centre for Ocean Energy Research at Maynooth University in collaboration with other interns, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers and will be jointly supervised by Prof. John Ringwood and a PhD student. The project will be carried out in collaboration with various international industrial partners and academic research groups. The intern will be provided with full access to computer, software and IT network facilities and will be registered as a temporary student of Maynooth University, giving the intern access to the full range of University facilities.
Requirements for the position:
- A bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics or closely related discipline
- Familiarity with the MATLAB/Simulink software suite
- Excellent programming skills
- Some experience in wave energy systems
- Experience in the development of control systems and/or estimation/forecasting algorithms
- Experience with embedded systems, computer interfacing and real-time control
For further information, or to express your interest, contact:
Carrie Anne Barry (CarrieAnne.Barry@mu.ie)