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Bottom-Up Swarm Electrification with Renewable Energies in the Global South

Outline of Hannes Kirchhoff's research project
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“Bottom-Up Swarm Electrification with Renewable Energies in the Global South: Layout and Value of a Development Pathway with Sharing-Based Energy Infrastructure”- by Hannes Kirchhoff, PhD Candidate of the MES Postgraduate Program

 

 

Supervised by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Strunz (Technische Universität Berlin)

 

Microenergy Systems in collaboration with:

 - Hans Böckler Stiftung
 - Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft at the TU Berlin
 - Sustainable Electric Networks and Sources of Energy at the TU Berlin
 - MicroEnergy International GmbH
 - ME SOLshare International Pte Ltd.

 

 

 

Publications

  • T. S. Ustun, S. M. S. Hussain, H. Kirchhoff, B. Ghaddar, K. Strunz, and I. Lestas (2019): “Data standardization for smart infrastructure in first-access electricity systems,” Proceedings of the IEEE, pp. 1–13, 2019, doi: 10.1109/JPROC.2019.2929621.
  • L. Strenge, H. Kirchhoff, G. L. Ndow, and F. Hellmann (2017): “Stability of meshed DC microgrids using Probabilistic Analysis,” in 2017 IEEE Second International Conference on DC Microgrids (ICDCM), Jun. 2017, pp. 175–180, doi: 10.1109/ICDCM.2017.8001040.
  • H. Kirchhoff and K. Strunz (2016): “Key drivers for successful development of peer-to-peer microgrids for swarm electrification,” Applied Energy, vol. 244, pp. 46–62, 2019, doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.03.016.
  • A. Magnasco, H. Kirchhoff, S. Chowdhury, and S. Groh (2016): “Data Services for Real Time Optimization of DC Nanogrids with Organic Growth,” Energy Procedia, vol. 103, no. Supplement C, pp. 369–374, 2016, doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2016.11.301.
  • H. Kirchhoff, N. Kebir, K. Neumann, P. W. Heller, and K. Strunz (2016): “Developing mutual success factors and their application to swarm electrification: microgrids with 100 % renewable energies in the Global South and Germany,” Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 128, pp. 190–200, 2016, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.03.080.
  • S. Groh, D. Philipp, B. Edlefsen Lasch, and H. Kirchhoff (2015): “Swarm Electrification: Investigating a Paradigm Shift Through the Building of Microgrids Bottom-up,” in Decentralized solutions for developing economies: addressing energy poverty through innovation, S. Groh, J. van der Straeten, B. Edlefsen Lasch, D. Gershenson, W. L. Filho, and D. M. Kammen, Eds. Cham: Springer, 2015, pp. 3–22.
  • S. A. Chowdhury, S. Aziz, S. Groh, H. Kirchhoff, and W. L. Filho (2015): “Off-grid rural area electrification through solar-diesel hybrid minigrids in Bangladesh: resource-efficient design principles in practice,” Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 95, pp. 194–202, 2015, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.02.062.
  • H. Kirchhoff, M. Schmid, P. Adelmann, and K. Strunz (2015): “Passive Droop Control in a Decentralized 12V DC Energy Access Microgrid with Lead Acid Batteries,” in Proceedings of the International Conference, Berlin, Feb. 2015, Accessed: Jul. 31, 2015. [Online]. Available: nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus4-51851.
  • B. Heinbokel, H. Kirchhoff, T. Dragicevic, and J. M. Guerrero (2015): “Zonal Protection of DC Swarm Microgrids using a Novel Multi-Terminal Grid Interface with Decentralized Control,” in Universities Power Engineering Conference, Stoke, Jan. 2015.
  • H. Kirchhoff, S. Groh,  van der S. Jonas, B. Edlefsen Lasch, D. Gershenson, W. L. Filho, and D. M. Kammen (2015): “Identifying Hidden Resources in Solar Home Systems as the Basis for Bottom-Up Grids,” in Decentralized solutions for developing economies: adressing energy poverty through innovation, S. Groh,  van der S. Jonas, B. Edlefsen Lasch, D. Gershenson, W. L. Filho, and D. M. Kammen, Eds. Cham: Springer, 2015, pp. 23–32.
  • Groh, S.; Philipp, D.; Brian Edlefsen Lasch, B; Kirchhoff, H. (2014): Swarm Electrification - Suggesting a Paradigm Change through Building Microgrids Bottom-Up. In Developments in Renewable Energy Technology (ICDRET), 2014 3rd International Conference on the, 1-2, 2014. doi:10.1109/ICDRET.2014.6861710
  • Groh, S.; Philipp, D; Edlefsen Lasch, B.; Kirchhoff, H.; Didar Islam, M.; Khan, R.; Chowdhury, S.; Kammen, D.M. (2014): The Battle of Edison and Westinghouse Revisited: A Comparative Analysis of AC/DC Micro-Grids for Rural Electrification. In Proceedings of the International Conference, 161-168. University of California, Berkeley: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, 2014.
  • Groh, S.; Philipp, D; Edlefsen Lasch, B.; Kirchhoff, H. (2014): Swarm Electrification - Suggesting a Paradigm Shift through Building Microgrids Bottom-Up. In Proceedings of the International Conference, 69-73. University of California, Berkeley: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin.
  • Kirchhoff, Hannes (2014): Identifying Hidden Resources in Solar Home Systems as the Basis for Bottom-Up Grids.” In Proceedings of the International Conference, 126–29. University of California, Berkeley: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin.
  • Kirchhoff, Hannes (2013): Stand-Alone Microgrids with Consumer-Based Generation and Storage. Conference Poster presented at the Energy Systems in Transition: Inter- and Transdisciplinary Contributions", Karlsruhe, October 10, 2013.
  • Kirchhoff, Hannes (2013): Analysis of the Potential for Energy Products and Services in Rural Areas of Tanzania. In Proceedings of the International Conference: Micro Perspectives for Decentralized Energy Supply. Berlin: TU Berlin, 2013.

Professional Experience

Hannes Kirchhoff's Professional Experience
Period
Occupation
04/2013
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today

Technical Consultant
MicroEnergy International, Berlin, Germany
04/2011
06/2011

Assessment and analysis of renewable energy based heating sector in the state of Brandenburg for a Greenpeace-financed RE potential study
Institute for Ecological Economic Research Berlin, Germany
10/2010
02/2011

Implementation of vacuum process optimization, coordination of repairs and responsible for supplier relat ions for CSP absorber productionSchott Solar Concentrated Solar Power, Mitterteich, Germany
01/2010
04/2010

Assistance in solar energy access programs and CDM project development for biomass powered electricity generation
Camco Tanzania, Tanzania

03/2009
04/2009

Installation of solar heating systems
CSCV Delacroix, Toulon, France

09/2006
08/2007

Civil Service
Baphumelele Children's Home, Khayelitsha, South Africa

 

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