Research projects

Current Projects
Project Title


Start date

End date
A Hybrid PV-Battery Unit Optimised for LV Grids using GaN Transistor
 Dr A. Cross
Dr D. Strickland
NAVARINO, Sharp Laboratories of Europe, WPD
Jan 2016
 Jan 2017
HV DC-DC converters
Dr A. Cross
Dr Z. Lin
Sept 2015
Sept 2018
Determination of point of connection for new load and generation
Dr J. Yang
Dr D. Strickland
Sept 2015
Sept 2018
 Novel power/communication converters network for DC microgrid 
Dr Z. Lin
Royal Society
 March 2015
March 2016
Power Electronic Converters for Smart Grid LV Network
Dr A. Cross
 InnovateUK  March 2015
March 2018
 Optimising regional clusters of smart local energy systems Dr S. Strickland
  InnovateUK  May 2015
April 2016
Dr D. Strickland
Dr J. Yang
WPD, Logico, Cisco, Cranfield, Alstom, University of Bath March 2012 Sept 2015


Recent Completed Projects 



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End date

 Western Power Case Award  Western Power Distribution  Feb 2011

 Feb 2014
 Dorothy Hodgkins Award  Alsthom Grid  Jan 2012  Jan 2015
 Skills Academy KTP  Skills Academy

 Sept 2011  Sept 2013
 EPSRC Capital Grant on Energy Storage  Sheffield, Southampton Universities and others  July 2013  Sept 2014
 TSB feasibility study - Interconnection of residential buildings using solid state power electronic converters  Western Power Distribution,
Converter Technology,
Anvil Semiconductors
  Aug 2013  Oct 2013
 Western Power KTP  Western Power Distribution  29/11/2010  04/09/2011
 TMETC KTP   TMETC  03/2011 11/2012 
 EPSRC 1st Grant    04/10/2010 04/01/2013
 TSB feasibility study  Western Power Distribution, Energy Cost Advisors, Renault, G&P Batteries, Sheffield University and others  Sept 2011 Sept 2012
DECC phase 1 Energy Storage funding
WPD, G&P batteries, Renault, ECA, TML, Sheffield University, Portastor, ABB, Altairnano
March 2013
May 2013