At Becquerel Sweden, we work exclusively with topics related to PV, and there is usually a link to data collection, generation or analysis. Often we have ongoing research and development projects suitable for diploma projects, suitable for engineering students, specialising in fields such as renewable energy, IT or engineering physics.
We have a good understanding of the importance of the thesis for the individual student, and hold experience of supervising both on-site and remotely. We are happy to offer our graduate students a desk at our office in Knivsta.
Expression of interest
We regularly advertise possible projects for graduate students. You can find these through our linkedin page.
However, opportunities are not limited to our calls, and we are ready to design a project based on your profile if it fits our projects and we have the capacity to host a graduate student. Ideally, you should contact us at least a few weeks before the start of the course. It is also possible to send a letter of interest and we will get in touch if a suitable project arises, please send your CV and a covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Period||Title||Graduate workers||Mission statement|
|Jan 2023 - ongoing||Simulation of decentralised solar generation at municipal level||Sara Ericson|
|As solar grows as a power source, there is increasing value in being able to simulate and forecast solar production. The goal of this thesis is to generate solar production data at an aggregate level, but taking into account the unique parameters of the systems. The slope and orientation of the PV systems are obtained using a model that utilizes LiDAR data and aerial photographs. These in turn can be combined with specific module parameters and detailed weather data to perform simulations.|
|July 2022 - ongoing||Mathematical modelling of inverter power output in solar parks||Shashidhar Suragimath||The inverter is one of the main components of a solar farm, as it converts the direct current from the solar cells into alternating current that can be fed into the grid. In this thesis, a mathematical computational model is developed to predict the output power of the inverter with high time resolution.|
|March 2022 - Jan 2023||Further development of a global statistical tool for estimating solar power deployment||Albin Åbrink||Read the report here.|
|Jan 2022 - Sep 2022||Socioeconomic analysis of the solar PV deployment in three Swedish municipalities||Sofia Ekbring||Read the report here.|
|Sep 2021 - Jun 2022||Simulation of the impact of an increase in installed PV power on the price of electricity spot markets||Saga Fahlén||Read the report here.|
|Jan 2021 - Jun 2021||Further development of a global statistical tool for estimating solar power deployment||Lova Rosenqvist|
|Read the report here.|
|Oct 2020-Apr 2021||A study of value factors as a tool for Swedish electricity system analysis||Erik Sjöström||Read the report here.|
|Apr 2020- Sep 2020||Revision of installed solar PV capacity in developing markets through customs data analysis||Amelia Oller Westerberg||Read the report here.|