Engineering

Master Degree in Electrical Engineering (alternative title: Computerized Control of Electrical Technologies) from Riga Technical University. Specialization in solar energy and renewable energy.

Bachelor thesis (2015)

Latvian – „Saules paneļa un uzkrājēja izmantošana līdzstrāvas mikrotīklā”

English – “Solar panels and energy storage usage in direct current microgrid”

The paper contains solar panel efficiency research in Latvia, solar panel working principle (design, types), battery types as well as its usage in DC micro-grid. Also, various solar energy systems and components were researched. An experiment was carried out with a small scale solar panel and energy harvester board. The energy harvester board was studied and measurements were taken during the experiment. The results are summarized in the table and in the graphs.

Engineering Project (2018)

Latvian – Portatīvo fotoelektrisko paneļu enerģijas pārveidotāja izstrāde 28V līdzstrāvas tīklā”

English – “Portable photovoltaic panels converter development for 28V DC network”

The engineering project contains a theoretical insight into both solar panels and converters. To carry out the experimental part, a particular solar panel and converter model was selected. Calculations of the external component values were based on the selected solar panel. A printed circuit board was designed according to the research and calculations. And combining all the steps, a functional converter was developed. A successful prototype test was performed.

Master thesis (2018)

Latvian – „Heliostata izmantošana Saules uztvērēju montāžas vietu izvēles paplašināšanai un kopējās sistēmas potenciāla novērtēšana Latvijas apstākļos”

English – “Utilization of heliostat to extend selection of installation places of Solar receivers and evaluation of system potential in Latvia”

The work is divided into several parts, which are – solar energy potential in Latvia and other places in the world, solar energy concentrating methods, heliostat structure, heliostat positioning and calculation as well as real meteorological station data was analysed. Heliostats provide more flexibility if various obstacles are in the way of solar collectors. Latvian meteorological data was analysed. With the help of the Python program, azimuth and elevation angles were calculated for the whole year. From the results, graphs were made and potential heliostat efficiency in Latvian environment was analysed.