COMSOL Workshop: Modelling Renewable Energy Resources

Event Date(s): 29/10/2015

Location: Conference Room, First Floor, Dean Office, Faculty of Science and Technology

The Department of Physics in conjunction with Comsol Inc., USA present COMSOL Workshop on Modelling Renewable Energy Sources. This workshop is a part of one of the capacity building activities of the UWI T&T RDI funded project, Capacity building and research on smart grid technology for the Caribbean countries.

This event takes place from 8.30am to 4pm. 

Participants will acquire knowledge of modelling and simulation of various renewable energy sources, each participant will get a Certificate of Participation, Two week trial of Comsol Multiphysics Software, Handouts and Lunch.

The featured speaker is Angela Straccia, Comsol Inc., USA.

Seats are limited so register now by clicking: http://comsol.com/c/2vgr.  Registration is free.

For a printable version of this information, please click here.

Workshop Description

To reduce carbon footprint and ensure reliable supply of electricity within the country, we have to promote the use of various renewable energy sources like solar panels, wind turbines and fuel cells etc. and their integration with the existing electrical grid to make the grid Smart. However effective utilization of these distributed renewable energy sources and their integration poses many challenges. The key problem is how to model these renewable energy sources. Very complicated forecasting and scheduling is needed for wind and solar renewables as they are intermittent and fluctuant in nature so there is a need to understand and explore both long term and short term renewable source patterns and likely behaviour. Comsol Multiphysics is one of the major modelling and simulation tool using which one can design and predict the behaviour of various renewable energy sources.

Workshop Schedule:

8.30 – 9am: - Registration

9-10am: -   Introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics and Application Builder

10am-noon: - Modelling of Renewable Energy Sources Using COMSOL

Noon-1pm: -   Lunch

1 – 4pm: - Modelling of Renewable Energy Sources Using COMSOL (cont.)


Admission:See below

Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |


  • Dr. Davinder Pal Sharma, Project Leader, Department of Physics, UWI, St. Augustine

  • Faculty/Department

    Physics,  Faculty of  Science & Agriculture

  • Tel.: 662-2002 ext. 83105, 83113
  • Email: Davinder.Sharma@sta.uwi.edu
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