Abu Dhabi: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Abu Dhabi University (ADU) a patent in the field of renewable energy. This is in keeping with ADU’s dedication to promoting research and innovation.
The project’s development was aided by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) at the university, and the US-based federal agency awarded the patent in recognition of the innovative inventions.
In line with the global trend towards cleaner and greener energy sources, the patent illustrated a workable way to increase the sustainability and efficiency of renewable energy generation.
This accomplishment also seeks to give ADU students a platform to explore a range of renewable energy topics, including solar tracking algorithms, embedded systems, system optimization, and many more. Additionally, students will be able to expand their knowledge and skill set incutting-edgee energy technologies while gaining practical experience.
The project aims to enhance the energy output of photovoltaic-wind hybrid energy systems, as the patent, titled Deformable model for performance enhancement of photovoltaic-wind hybrid system, was designed to combine wind and photovoltaic energy sources in one system as an alternative to traditional hybrid systems for these two energy sources.
This model enables precise adjustments to the wind turbine arms by dynamically controlling the tilt of the PV modules at ideal angles to enhance energy production. It presents a distinctive and pioneering approach to integrating wind and photovoltaic energy into one autonomous system that improves energy harvesting rates.
The university emphasized the role that the awards play in encouraging creative solutions that will benefit students and the community, as well as the significance of the patent in furthering the UAE’s renewable energy initiatives.