Dr Fan Zhang

Research Fellow

University of South Wales

  • Hydrogen Centre
    Baglan Energy Park
    Port Talbot
    SA12 7AX
  • 01639 814510
  • fan.zhang@southwales.ac.uk

Experience

Fan's research is focused largely in the fields of renewable power generation, and broadly concentrated on exploring energy storage mechanisms to balance the fluctuation of the renewable power supply.

Role in SOLCER

Fan will investigate appropriate energy storage technologies and their practical integration with demand and supply technologies with a focus on storage component design, integration, control and optimisation.

Publications

Fan Zhang, Kary Thanapalan, Andrew Procter, Stephen Carr, Jon Maddy. Adaptive hybrid maximum power point tracking method for a photovoltaic system. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 353--360, 2013.

Fan Zhang, Kary Thanapalan, Andrew Procter, Stephen Carr, Jon Maddy, Giuliano Premier. Power management control for off-grid solar hydrogen production and utilization system. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 38, No. 11, pp. 4334--4341, 2013.

Fan Zhang, Stephen Carr, Kary Thanapalan, Jon Maddy, Alan Guwy. Design and simulation of a single current sensor maximum power point tracker for solar hydrogen system. In the proceedings of International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ’13), Bilbao, Spain, 20th to 22nd March 2013.

Stephen Carr, Fan Zhang, Kary Thanapalan, Jon Maddy, Alan Guwy. Control and simulation of a stand-alone wind-hydrogen generation system. In the proceedings of International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ’13), Bilbao, Spain, 20th to 22nd March 2013.