Solar forecasting by physical modeling integrated with machine learning
Co-generation of electricity, hydrogen fuel, fresh water and food
REALab group trip to Sharp Island
Welcome to the Renewable Energy Advancement Lab (REALab) lead by Dr. Mengying Li in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Extracting food, energy and clean water from the Earth’s limited resources and land area while mitigating climate change and reducing pollution is essential but challenging. In REALab, we are dedicated to explore the science and develop technologies to utilize renewable energy efficiently. To improve solar power integration, we develop high fidelity solar power forecasting models by integrating spectral atmospheric radiative transfer, physics-based estimation of cloud optical properties from cutting-edge remote sensing data (e.g., GOES satellite imaging) and machine learning techniques. To improve the grid penetration of renewable power, we research novel large-scale thermal and chemical energy storage, hybridization of different renewable sources for power production and solar-driven passive cooling and desalination.
Please forward all inquiries to Dr. Li at email@example.com.
Energy Meteorology, Solar Resourcing and Forecasting, Multi-Generation Renewable Power Systems, Energy Storage
Renewable Energy Systems, Solar Resourcing and Forecasting, Life Cycle Analysis in Energy Systems, Machine Learning
Energy Meteorology, Short-term Solar Radiation Forecasting, 3D Radiative Transfer Modeling, Machine Learning
Heat and Mass transfer, CFD, CO2 capture, PV/CSP hybrid block transients
Robotics and Controls, Solar Resourcing, Advanced Material and Structural Design, Metal Material
Solar panels fault detection, UAV control and navigation, Deep Learning
Signal processing, Collaborative algorithm design, Interpretable machine learning
Renewable Energy Systems, Thermal Energy Storage, Heat Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics
Thermal-fluid sciences, Heat and mass transfer, CFD and CAD, Evaporation, Machine Design
Solar Resourcing and Forecasting, Machine Learning
Renewable Energy Prediction, Deep Learning Techniques
Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell, CFD modeling, Machine Learning
Solar Forecasting, Machine Learning, Corrosion of Metallic Material