WIND ENERGY
Research interest: Wind Energy, Regional Climate modelling, Mesoscale and Microscale modelling, Wind Energy Resource Assessment, High resolution Mapping of Wind Energy, Exergy Analysis, Multi Criteria Decision Making, Wind/Solar hybrid systems, Geographical Information System (GIS), Genetic Algorithm (GA), Onshore Wind Farming, Offshore Wind Farming.

Research outputs :

  • High resolution wind maps for Mauritius
  • Multi-Level constraint maps for wind farm siting onshore and offshore for Mauritius
  • Wind resource Atlas of Mauritius
  • Invention of a wind to electric energy converter to be used on electric cars to recharge their batteries on the go. (Funded by MRC)
  • Development of a novel low-cost and portable meteorological station (LCPMS) for high-resolution spatio-temporal measurements of meteorological data
Renewable energy and energy efficiency
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Research

RESEARCH FIELD: Renewable energy and energy efficiency

UdM Researchers working on this field:

  • Dr Tyagaraja (Kesseven) Cunden
  • Dhirajsing Rughoo

Research interests:

WIND ENERGY
Research interest: Wind Energy, Regional Climate modelling, Mesoscale and Microscale modelling, Wind Energy Resource Assessment, High resolution Mapping of Wind Energy, Exergy Analysis, Multi Criteria Decision Making, Wind/Solar hybrid systems, Geographical Information System (GIS), Genetic Algorithm (GA), Onshore Wind Farming, Offshore Wind Farming.

Research outputs :

  • High resolution wind maps for Mauritius
  • Multi-Level constraint maps for wind farm siting onshore and offshore for Mauritius
  • Wind resource Atlas of Mauritius
  • Invention of a wind to electric energy converter to be used on electric cars to recharge their batteries on the go. (Funded by MRC)
  • Development of a novel low-cost and portable meteorological station (LCPMS) for high-resolution spatio-temporal measurements of meteorological data

Funded projects

Project 1

Title:

SWIO-Energy Project. A high-altitude site for a solar monitoring station on Mauritius island

Duration (start/end):

Jan 2020 to Jan 2023

Principal Investigator:

Dr Tyagaraja Cunden

Collaborating partner:

Energy Lab (Université de La Réunion), University of Mauritius (Department of Physics)

Awarding body or sponsor:

INTERREG V 2014-2020 (European funding)

Description of projects:

The main objective of the SWIO-Energy project (Solar Wind Indian Ocean Energy) is to study, for the first time in the region, the impact of climate change on renewable resources (solar, wind) at the local scale over La Réunion and Mauritius islands using ground measurements, satellite imagery and simulations from regional climate models.

HYDROGEN PRODUCTION and SOLAR ENERGY

Project 2

Title:

Opportunity of Hydrogen Production in Fully Renewable Power: Case of Island of Mauritius

Duration (start/end):

March 2020

Principal Investigator:

Dhirajsing Rughoo

Collaborating partner:

Professor Alireza

Awarding body or sponsor:

Aberdeen University

Project 3

Title:

Forecast of solar power: a key to optimal power management system for power network stability in Mauritius under uncertain weather conditions

Duration (start/end):

Principal Investigator:

Dhirajsing Rughoo

Collaborating partner:

Professor Sheela Ramashesa, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Awarding body or sponsor:

Project 4

Title:

Implementation of Algorithmic Techniques to Facilitate Design of Solar Power Systems for Mauritius

Duration (start/end):

Principal Investigator:

Dhirajsing Rughoo

Collaborating partner:

Professor N Chandrasekaran, Bangalore.

Awarding body or sponsor:

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