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NewNet News - European IT research project likely to impact future of renewables

A €3.5m research project launched by the European Commission will aim to improve the performance of modern parallel computing technology and may have substantial implications for the future of the renewable energy industry.

 

 

It is hoped the findings will provide solutions that can be applied in the analysis of environmental data gathered from sensors across a network of devices for renewable energy production.

The ParaPhrase Project is set to bring together expertise from academic institutions and industry specialists across five countries.

It will run for three years and be based out of Aberdeen University in Scotland.

Dr Horacio González-Vélez, a lecturer at the School of Computing and the Principal Investigator of the project at RGU, Aberdeen University, said, ‘By applying advanced parallel processing techniques, the weather sensors currently mounted on power plants and the amount of data this produces could be augmented, with additional measure points and enhanced analysis to further improve models and forecasts.

‘These improved weather predictions could in turn be utilised to more precisely predict the energy production at a certain point in time. If these predictions were then used in a ‘smart-grid’ scenario for example, they could help calculate the energy needed from distinct power resources faster and more accurately.’

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