Solar Energy in Cold Climates

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Monday, February 20, 2023, 6 pm

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Husky Bites presents Special Guest Ana Dyreson

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Michigan Technological University


Ayush Chutani and Shelbie Davis

In the last few decades, solar photovoltaics (PV) have become extremely cost-competitive. This economic reality combined with a push for decarbonization of the electric power sector in general means that large-scale solar PV is growing not only in traditional southern climates but also in the north where significant snow can reduce power output. Anna Dyerson studies the impacts of snow on future high solar-share power systems, investigating impacts at scales from the solar module to the power grid. During Husky Bites, Dr. Dyreson and two of her PhD students, Ayush and Shelbie, will discuss their research to understand how single-axis tracking solar PV systems shed snow. They’ll also delve into some of the modeling they’ve done to explore how widespread snow events might impact future power system operations.

Check out the full blog post here.

Join us early at 5:45 p.m. for conversation and a weather update.

About Husky Bites

Husky Bites are free Interactive Zoom Webinars from the College of Engineering at Michigan Tech. Time after for Q&A.

Series Host

Janet Callahan
Dean of the College of Engineering
Michigan Technological University

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Join us for a bite! Grab some dinner with Dean Janet Callahan and a special guest, and learn something new! This family-friendly event is BYOC (bring your own curiosity). 

When: Mondays, 6:00 p.m. starting January 23 and held weekly through April 3, with a break on March 6

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