Tag: WP2 – Solar PV

SISC – Venice

SISC – Venice

In the past days I participated in the sixth annual conference of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences (SISC, Società Italiana per le Scienze del Clima) hosted by the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. As the name suggests, this conference has more a scientific focus on climate change than my research activity, but it is always good to remain as up-to-date as possible on the multi-dimensional aspects of climate change mitigation. For instance, a couple of keynote speeches regarded the…

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Solar PV learning in Integrated Assessment Models – first full paper

Solar PV learning in Integrated Assessment Models – first full paper

A couple of months ago I dedicated a post to the completion of the very first draft version of the paper focused on  the solar PV learning activity. I specified that I had shared the document with my co-authors and that, once received their feedback, I would aim at producing the first full version of the paper within end August. Well, this target has essentially been reached 🙂 In fact in the past days I finalized the document and, again,…

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Solar PV learning in Integrated Assessment Models – first paper draft

Solar PV learning in Integrated Assessment Models – first paper draft

In the last post on this topic, which dates back to March 31, I discussed the end of the modeling work and my ambition to draft the first version of the paper within Spring. Indeed, due to the issues that I had with the renewables (which by the way are still pending… but completion is hopefully not far), I managed to complete this task only in the past days. Thus I am a bit behind schedule, but what counts is…

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Solar PV learning in Integrated Assessment Models – Advancements

Solar PV learning in Integrated Assessment Models – Advancements

After completing the reporting activity concerning the first year of my Marie Curie project, in the last days I went back the solar PV activity, about which I wrote many posts in the past months. In these days I mostly worked on WITCH, indeed, since in the analysis of the results I had found a small inconcistency in one scenario, which I had to re-run. However, I also started analyzing the replies to the comments that the other teams progressively…

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IAERE – Turin

IAERE – Turin

In the past days I took part in the annual conference of the Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE), which was organized by the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Turin. This is a conference that I always attend: since its first edition in Ferrara in 2013, I basically missed only the 2017 edition in Rome… but only because I was in the United States! As I anticipated in the last but one post of…

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Solar PV learning in Integrated Assessment Models – Second submission

Solar PV learning in Integrated Assessment Models – Second submission

Finally I can provide some updates on the core research activities that I carried out in the last couple of months. After the seminar that I gave in late November at UC Berkeley, apart from fixing some details about the system integration modeling in WITCH that were raised during the talk, I resumed the work about the exploration of pathways of solar PV learning in Integrated Assessment Models, that I had already described in many previous posts. After the analysis…

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IAEE – Vienna

IAEE – Vienna

As I had detailed in my post about one month ago, the last part of my second European travel has been dedicated to the 15th European Conference of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), held in Vienna from September 3 to 6 and titled “Heading towards sustainable energy systems: evolution or revolution?” As a scale, this conference can be compared to the EAERE event, so it was quite huge. Being focused on energy, as a content it is more…

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IEW – College Park

IEW – College Park

As I had anticipated in my previous posts, in the past days I took part in the 36th International Energy Workshop (IEW), which was held in College Park, Maryland, organized by the Joint Global Change Research Institute of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and University of Maryland (UMD). This is a lower-scale conference compared to the EAERE event, but being specifically focused on energy, it was not difficult at all for me to find very interesting presentations, often close to…

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Solar PV learning in Integrated Assessment Models

Solar PV learning in Integrated Assessment Models

As anticipated in my previous post in this category, one of the two activities I worked on in the past weeks (apart from my quick tour that I described in the Life section 🙂 ) is the modeling of learning in solar PV power plants in Integrated Assessment Models. This activity – which involves four IAMs, including WITCH of course – was conceived at the end of the ADVANCE project and could not be completed within the end of the…

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Project outline

Project outline

The abstract of the project is reported in the About section. This post reports a detailed outline of the Work Packages and the Tasks.   WP 1 – Power sector modeling improvements (UC Berkeley) Task 1.1 – Training on the SWITCH model Task 1.2 – System integration of Variable Renewable Energies (VRE) Task 1.3 – Electricity storage Task 1.4 – Electrical grid Task 1.5 – Electricity trade   WP 2 – Technology prospects: EU policy scenario (FEEM) Task 2.1 –…

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