College of Engineering

Graduate Research Opportunity in Renewable Energy

Project

Electrical Load Forecasting – A New Paradigm to Forecast Building Energy Demand from Solar Irradiance.

Starting in Fall 2013

UTSA has been developing intelligent computer codes and sky and cloud imaging technology that could potentially revolutionize the renewable energy industry. The investigators plan to use these technologies to better predict the amount of energy consumed in buildings in a wide region by incorporating the weather and irradiance information obtained from the solar irradiance forecasting tools. The student will be establishing the correlations between solar irradiance and temperature with the energy demands from buildings using data analytic tools.

Qualifications

M.S. or Ph.D. student passionate for problem solving

Programming experience using MATLAB is a MUST

Contact

For questions contact: Dr. Rolando Vega at 210-458-8654 or email rolando.vega@utsa.edu