Tutkijatohtori Solomon Asfaw

E-mail: Solomon.Asfaw@lut.fi


CV:
Uploaded on: 09/01/2019

Current Organisation
Platform LES Reflex (Superior organisation: LUT School of Energy Systems)

Biography
Solomon Abebe Asfaw, PhD, received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia; M.Sc. in Physics from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; and another M.Sc. and a PhD, both in energy system modeling from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He was a recipient of the 2010 Wolf foundation prize for outstanding PhD students in Israeli Universities. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California-Berkeley, supported by a fellowship grant from Philomathia foundation. Then, he moved to Addis Ababa University (AAU), where he worked as an Assistant Professor of Energy Systems and the head Center of Energy Technology. Currently, he is a senior postdoctoral researcher at Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. His research interest is in the area of future energy system. The key questions of his interests are (i) design and operation of the future energy system; as well as (ii) sustainability of the energy transition. Specifically he deals with the challenge of variable renewable energy (VRE) integration and energy storage. He also explores biophysical limits to our aspired energy transition. His findings, which covers various aspect of future power system design,- including power system dispatch, least cost generation and transmission planning, issues of storage design and dispatch, curtailment-penetration-storage nexus, etcetra, (which also covers different regions of the worlds) are published in various journals and as a part of books.

Research Interest
My area of research interest is the future energy system. The key questions of my interests are (i) design and operation of the future energy system; as well as (ii) sustainability of our energy transition. Specifically I study the challenge of variable renewable energy (VRE) integration and energy storage, which will be detrimental for our successful transition. I also explore biophysical limits to our aspired energy transition. My findings, which covers various aspect of future power system design,- including power system dispatch, least cost generation and transmission planning, issues of storage design and dispatch, the curtailment-penetration-storage nexus, etcetra,- (which also covers different regions of the worlds), are published in various journals and as a part of books. I believe that I bring fresh and new perspective to this research area. If you want a proof, please read some of my papers at my research gate. https://bit.ly/2sfJu3E

Teaching Experience
Planned and taught graduate courses (lecture, tutoring and evaluation) such as Solar Photovoltaic Systems Engineering (ETEC-6442, ECTS = 6), Renewable Energy Technology (ETEC-6401, ECTS = 6) and Power System Planning and Management (ECEG-6306, ECTS = 6). I also taught several undergraduate Physics courses and laboratory excercises.

Projects as Principal Investigator



Publications
Curtailment-storage-penetration nexus in energy transition (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Asfaw Solomon, Bogdanov Dimitrii, Breyer Christian
Applied Energy
Solar driven net zero emission electricity supply with negligible carbon cost: Israel as a case study for Sun Belt countries (2018)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Asfaw Solomon, Bogdanov Dmitrii, Breyer Christian
Exploiting resource complementarities to reduce energy storage need (2017)
A4 Conference proceedings
Asfaw Solomon, Child Michel, Caldera Upeksha, et al.
11th International Renewable Energy Storage (IRES 2017)
How much energy storage is needed to incorporate very large intermittent renewables? (2017)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Asfaw Solomon, Child Michael, Caldera Upeksha, et al.
Energy Procedia



Keywords
Energy storage
Renewable energy

Last updated on 2019-09-01 at 08:50