Mick Pope's scientific contributions

Publication (1)

Hybrid systems using several energy sources can use specific VRLA batteries as one of the main sources. The operating costs of such systems are greatly reduced compared to systems using exclusively diesel generators.


... Ultimately, the combination of battery manufacturer recommended CV and CC set-points, reduced solar resources in the winter and the impracticality of fully charging batteries with a genset creates challenges with respect to the effective battery management of PV-genset-battery hybrid systems; specifically with respect to correcting capacity loss resulting from prior periods of undercharging. Similar challenges with respect to PSoC battery operation are found within PV-genset-battery hybrid power systems for remote telecom tower applications [5]. Interestingly PSoC conditions are tolerated with significantly less issue by lithium-based battery technologies as discussed in [6]. ...