Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
Senior Lecturer

Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay

Engineering
Sch: PV & Renewable Energ

Dr. Merlinde Kay is a Lecturer in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering.

Research Interests

  • The effects of weather and climate on renewable technologies
  • Weather forecasting
  • Wind forecasting
  • Effects of aerosol particulates on solar technology
Phone
+61 2 9385-4031
Location
Office Location:Room 215, Tyree Energy Technology Building

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Kay M; MacGill I, 2014, 'Improving NWP Forecasts for the Wind Energy Sector', in Troccoli A; Dubus L; Haupt SE (ed.), Weather Matters for Energy, Springer New York, New York, pp. 413 - 428, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9221-4_20
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Yang Y; Bremner S; Menictas C; Kay M, 2021, 'Impact of forecasting error characteristics on battery sizing in hybrid power systems', Journal of Energy Storage, vol. 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2021.102567
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Prasad AA; Kay M, 2020, 'Assessment of simulated solar irradiance on days of high intermittency using WRF-solar', Energies, vol. 13, pp. 385 - 385, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en13020385
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Yang D; Alessandrini S; Antonanzas J; Antonanzas-Torres F; Badescu V; Beyer HG; Blaga R; Boland J; Bright JM; Coimbra CFM; David M; Frimane Â; Gueymard CA; Hong T; Kay MJ; Killinger S; Kleissl J; Lauret P; Lorenz E; van der Meer D; Paulescu M; Perez R; Perpiñán-Lamigueiro O; Peters IM; Reikard G; Renné D; Saint-Drenan YM; Shuai Y; Urraca R; Verbois H; Vignola F; Voyant C; Zhang J, 2020, 'Verification of deterministic solar forecasts', Solar Energy, vol. 210, pp. 20 - 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2020.04.019
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Ekins-Daukes N; Kay M, 2019, 'Brighten the dark skies', Nature Energy, vol. 4, pp. 633 - 634, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41560-019-0440-0
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Joshi B; Kay M; Copper JK; Sproul AB, 2019, 'Evaluation of solar irradiance forecasting skills of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's ACCESS models', Solar Energy, vol. 188, pp. 386 - 402, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2019.06.007
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Yang Y; Bremner S; Menictas C; Kay M, 2019, 'A mixed receding horizon control strategy for battery energy storage system scheduling in a hybrid pv andwind power plant with different forecast techniques', Energies, vol. 12, pp. 2326 - 2326, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en12122326
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Mukkavilli SK; Prasad AA; Taylor RA; Huang J; Mitchell RM; Troccoli A; Kay MJ, 2018, 'Assessment of atmospheric aerosols from two reanalysis products over Australia', Atmospheric Research, vol. 215, pp. 149 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2018.08.026
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Mukkavilli SK; Prasad AA; Taylor RA; TROCCOLI A; Kay MJ, 2018, 'Mesoscale simulations of Australian direct normal irradiance, featuring an extreme dust event', Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, vol. 57, pp. 467 - 515, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0091.1
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Yang Y; Bremner S; Menictas C; Kay M, 2018, 'Battery energy storage system size determination in renewable energy systems: A review', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 91, pp. 109 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.03.047
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Evans JP; Kay M; Prasad A; Pitman A, 2018, 'The resilience of Australian wind energy to climate change', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aaa632
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Prasad AA; Taylor RA; Kay M, 2017, 'Assessment of solar and wind resource synergy in Australia', Applied Energy, vol. 190, pp. 354 - 367, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.12.135
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Lazos D; Kay M; Sproul A, 2017, 'Development of a numericalweather analysis tool for assessing the precooling potential at any location', Energies, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en10010021
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Law EW; Kay M; Taylor RA, 2016, 'Evaluating the benefits of using short-term direct normal irradiance forecasts to operate a concentrated solar thermal plant', Solar Energy, vol. 140, pp. 93 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2016.10.037
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Law EW; Kay M; Taylor RA, 2016, 'Calculating the financial value of a concentrated solar thermal plant operated using direct normal irradiance forecasts', Solar Energy, vol. 125, pp. 267 - 281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2015.12.031
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Kay M, 2016, 'The application of TAPM for site specificwind energy forecasting', Atmosphere, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/atmos7020023
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Prasad AA; Taylor RA; Kay M, 2015, 'Assessment of direct normal irradiance and cloud connections using satellite data over Australia', Applied Energy, vol. 143, pp. 301 - 311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.01.050
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Elliston B; MacGill I; Prasad A; Kay M, 2015, 'Spatio-temporal characterisation of extended low direct normal irradiance events over Australia using satellite derived solar radiation data', Renewable Energy, vol. 74, pp. 633 - 639, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2014.08.067
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Lazos D; Sproul AB; Kay M, 2015, 'Development of hybrid numerical and statistical short term horizon weather prediction models for building energy management optimisation', Building and Environment, vol. 90, pp. 82 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.03.025
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Law EW; Prasad AA; Kay MJ; Taylor R, 2014, 'Direct normal irradiance forecasting and its application to concentrated solar thermal output forecasting – A review', Solar Energy, vol. 108, pp. 287 - 307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2014.07.008
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Dehghan A; Prasad AA; Sherwood SC; Kay M, 2014, 'Evaluation and improvement of TAPM in estimating solar irradiance in Eastern Australia', Solar Energy, vol. 107, pp. 668 - 680, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2014.06.018
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Kay MJ; Lazos D; Sproul AB, 2014, 'Optimisation of energy management in commercial buildings with weather forecasting inputs: A review', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 39, pp. 587 - 603, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.07.053
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Kay MJ; Cutler N; Micolich AP; MacGill IF; Outhred HR, 2009, 'Emerging challenges in wind energy forecasting for Australia', Australian Meteorological Magazine, vol. 58, pp. 99 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.22499/2.5802.002
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Cutler N; Outhred HR; MacGill IF; Kay MJ; Kepert J, 2008, 'Characterizing Future Large, Rapid Changes in Aggregated Wind Power using Numerical Weather Prediction Spatial Fields', Wind Energy, vol. 12, pp. 542 - 555, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/we.312
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Cutler N; Kay MJ; Jacka K; Nielsen T, 2007, 'Detecting, categorizing and forecasting large ramps in wind farm power output using meteorological observations and WPPT', Wind Energy, vol. 10, pp. 453 - 470, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/we.235
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Cutler N; Kay M; Outhred H; MacGill I, 2007, 'High-risk scenarios for wind power forecasting in Australia', European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2007, EWEC 2007, vol. 2, pp. 863 - 874
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Cutler N; Kay MJ; Jacka K; Nielsen TS, 2007, 'Detecting Categorizing and Forecasting Large Ramps in Wind Farm Power Output Using Meteorological Observations and WPPT', Wind Energy, vol. 10, pp. 453 - 470
    Journal articles | 2002
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Kay MJ; Box MA; Trautmann T, 2002, 'An efficient method to increase vertical resolution of actinic flux calculations in clouds', Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 107, pp. 4405 - 4409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2001JD001581
    Journal articles | 2002
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Box MA; Box GP; Kay MJ; Kuzmanoski M; Taha G; Cohen D, 2002, 'Physical, chemical and radiative properties of aerosols in Sydney, Australia', Australian Meteorological Magazine, vol. 51, pp. 223 - 228, http://www.bom.gov.au/amm/papers.php?year=2002
    Journal articles | 2002
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Kay MJ; Box MA; Trautmann T, 2002, 'An efficient method to increase vertical resolution of actinic flux calculations in clouds', Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, vol. 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2001JD001581
    Journal articles | 2001
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Kay MJ; Box MA; Trautmann T; Landgraf J, 2001, 'Actinic flux and net flux calculations in radiative transfer - A comparative study of computational efficiency', Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, vol. 58, pp. 3752 - 3761, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0469(2001)0582.0.CO;2
    Journal articles | 2000
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Kay MJ; Box MA, 2000, 'Radiative effects of absorbing aerosols and the impact of water vapor', Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 105, pp. 12221 - 12234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2000JD900065
  • Conference Presentations | 2021
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Prasad A; Kay M, 2021, 'Prediction of Solar Energy using Near-Real Time Satellite Data', presented at 28th AMOS Annual Conference, Remote, 08 February 2021 - 12 February 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Prasad A; Kay M, 2020, 'Short-term satellite irradiance forecast model', presented at 27th AMOS Annual Meeting and International Conference on Indian Ocean Meteorology and Oceanography (AMOS 2020), Fremantle, Western Australia, 10 February 2020 - 14 February 2020
    Conference Posters | 2019
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Prasad A; Kay M, 2019, 'Impact of sub-grid clouds on solar irradiance predictions on days of high intermittency', Copenhagen, Denmark, presented at 6th International Conference Energy & Meteorology, Copenhagen, Denmark, 24 June 2019 - 27 June 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Prasad A; Kay M, 2019, 'Impact of sub-grid clouds on solar irradiance predictions.', presented at AMOS Annual Meeting and International Conference on Tropical Meteorology and Oceanography, Darwin, Australia, 10 June 2019 - 14 July 2019
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Yang Y; Bremner S; Menictas C; Meng K; Dong ZY; Kay M, 2018, 'An economic optimization for BESS sizing in a hybrid PV and wind power plant', in 2017 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia: Smart Grid for Smart Community, ISGT-Asia 2017, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2017.8378353
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Yang Y; Menictas C; Bremner S; Kay M, 2018, 'A Comparison Study of Dispatching Various Battery Technologies in a Hybrid PV and Wind Power Plant', in IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2018.8585803
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Prasad AA; Kay M, 2018, 'Assessment of solar irradiance predictions using WRF on days of high intermittency', presented at AMOS-ICSHMO Conference 2018, Sydney, Australia, 05 February 2018 - 09 February 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Prasad AA; Kay MJ, 2016, 'Spatio-temporal synergy between solar and wind energy resources in Australia', presented at AMOS/ARCCSS National Conference 2016, Melbourne, Australia, 08 February 2016 - 11 February 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Prasad AA; Kay MJ, 2015, 'Assessment for solar and wind synergy in Australia', Vol. 190, pp. 354 - 367, presented at 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2015), Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia, 29 November 2015 - 04 December 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.12.135
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Prasad A; Kay MJ, 2015, 'Synergy between Solar and Wind Energy in Australia.', presented at AMOS National Conference 2015, Brisbane, Australia, 15 July 2015 - 17 August 2015
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Law E; Kay M; Taylor R, 2014, 'Assessing the economic benefit of forecasting concentrated solar thermal energy output', in Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Conference, Australian Solar Energy Society (Australian Solar Council) Melbourne May 2014, Solar 2014 Conference & Exhibition, Melbourne, VIC, presented at Solar 2014 Conference & Exhibition, Melbourne, VIC, 08 May 2014 - 09 May 2014, http://solar.org.au/papers/14papers/%2324_final.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Kay MJ; MacGill IF, 2010, 'Improving weather forecasts for wind energy applications', in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Sciences, IOP Publishing Ltd, Bristol UK, presented at 17th National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 27 January 2010 - 29 January 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/11/1/012009
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Corkish RP; Bremner S; Bruce A; Duo H; Hawkes E; Kay MJ; Lennon AJ; Sproul AB; Spooner ED; Shrestha SK; Stapleton G; Uddin A; Watt ME; Wentworth D, 2010, 'Renewable Energy Education at UNSW', in Journal of Materials Education, AuSES (Australian Solar Energy Society), Canberra, pp. 117 - 132, presented at Solar 2010: 48th ANZSES Annual Conference, Canberra, 01 December 2010 - 03 December 2010, http://www.auses.org.au/conference/
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Merlinde Jacqueline Kay
    Boerema N; Kay MJ; MacGill IF, 2010, 'Renewable energy integration into the Australian National Electricity Market: Characterising the energy value of wind and solar generation', in Solar 2010, Australian Solar Energy Society, Canberra, Australia, presented at Solar 2010, Canberra, Australia, 01 December 2010 - 03 December 2010

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