Author Archives: Kostas Latoufis

July 2018 – Renewable energy course for university students in South Africa

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December 2018 – Renewable energy course with the Indian National Institute of Wind Energy

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‘Analysis of the furling system of locally manufactured small wind turbines’

Abstract The purpose of this diploma thesis is to study and simulate the passive power control mechanism (furling) in small wind turbines, as well as to verify the results of the simulation with experimental measurements. The experimental measurements of the … Continue reading

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July 2016 – Laboratory testing of a 3D printed turgo turbine for a 350W pico hydro system

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November 2017 – Rural electrification project in Nepal using locally manufactured wind turbines

 

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‘Local control of distributed generation at off-grid microgrids’

Abstract This thesis presents various types of droop control methods in single-phase, isolated, low-voltage microgrids, for inverters connected in parallel that support a common load. The main feature of the project was the controlled sharing of power (active and reactive) … Continue reading

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‘Electrification of rural areas in developing countries’

Abstract Subject of this thesis is to study and review the best practices of rural electrification technologies in developing countries and to perform a simulation for the electrification of a small community in the Dejen District of Ethiopia. The Homer … Continue reading

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