Dr Kay’s projects span short term forecasting, resource assessment, impacts of climate change on siting of renewable technologies, optimisation of hybrid RE systems with storage and the impact of atmospheric particulates on the operation of solar technologies. The large scope of work has collaborators with the Climate Change Research Centre at UNSW, the CSIRO, University of South Australia, Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). Her latest project is part of a forecasting consortium which will combine an ensemble of short-term solar irradiance forecasting models and an advanced power conversion model to provide state of the art forecasting accuracy, performance metrics and validation.
Dr. Merlinde Kay is a Lecturer in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering.
- The effects of weather and climate on renewable technologies
- Weather forecasting
- Wind forecasting
- Effects of aerosol particulates on solar technology