Joe is a Research Analyst at the Institute for Sustainable Futures with a special interest in renewable energy, energy efficiency, high performance buildings and sustainable business practice.
Joe has worked on projects around transformation in the energy efficiency sector, energy efficiency education, solar PV stewardship, sustainable packaging, and the impact of climate change. Joe’s current work at the institute is focused on developing network services from solar PV, battery storage and smart inverters.
Wyndham, J, James, G, McIntosh, L & Alexander, D 2016, 'Network Services from Distributed Solar PV and Inverters', Proceedings of the Asia Pacifi c Solar Research Conference 2016, Australia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Australian PV Institute, Australian National University.
Networks Renewed is a major new project funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) that aims to demonstrate how solar PV, battery storage and inverters can support distribution networks in managing power quality. The path to implementation will be established by two commercial-scale demonstrations of controlled solar PV and energy
storage in the regional Mid North Coast of NSW, and suburban Melbourne in Victoria. At the time of this conference the deployment of inverters and control technologies will have commenced towards pilot-scale demonstrations to test candidate control algorithms, several of which have been published in the engineering literature. These will develop into market-scale demonstrations to achieve useful power quality improvements on selected network segments, and also market trading revenues, should these materially improve the financial returns to customers from inverter control.