SDAR Awards logoPremium Power Senior Electrical Engineer Andrew Hogan has been awarded runner up in the SDAR Awards 2016, an event organised by CIBSE and DIT and sponsored by John Sisk & Sons. The awards encourage research in sustainable design of the built environment and highlight innovative projects in this area. Andrew was awarded runner up for his paper on solar power in Ireland called The Importance of Grid Studies for Grid Connected PV Studies in Ireland.

Andrew said he was delighted to have been placed in the competition which received hundreds of applicants from projects all over Ireland.

“Solar power is a relatively new industry into Ireland and I hope that the work I’ve presented in the area will help push the market forward and ensure delivery of a robust and sustainable solar power network,” said Andrew. He added that he was proud to have been placed in what was a dymanic and varied field.

Andrew presented on the challenges faced by the PV sector and outlined how the approach taken by PV developers can help solve known issues, particularly in the area of harmonics which can disrupt or distort supply. The judging panel placed his work runner up in the awards and the paper will now by published by DIT in the coming months.

Premium Power Managing Director Paula O’Neill congratulated Andrew on his award. “As a consultancy supplying services to the PV industry, this recognition is a boost for Premium Power, as well as for Andrew personally,” she said. “We are delighted he was placed and his work recognised particularly as we invest heavily in real industry research that can help our clients.”

Further Premium Power electrical engineering research is set to be published by UCC in the coming weeks.