Dr Mike Roberts
Senior Research Associate

Dr Mike Roberts

PhD (Renewable Energy Engineering) - UNSW Sydney, 2019

BSc Physics (1st Class Hons) - University of Manchester (UK), 1987

Post Graduate Certificate of Education - Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 1989

Engineering
Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

I am a Senior Research Associate in the School for Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE) and the Collaboration on Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM)

My research is focused on increasing deployment and integration of distributed renewable energy generation into the electricity system and includes technical and economic data analysis, qualitative user research and policy approaches for a user-centred energy transition. Particular interests include distributed photovoltaics, demand response, home energy management and energy user behaviours, domestic and community energy storage, Virtual Power Plants, embedded networks and mini-grids, solar potential assessment, electric vehicles, energy resilience and community renewable energy.

Phone
02 9065 0400
  • Journal articles | 2019
    Roberts M; Bruce A; Macgill I, 2019, 'Opportunities and barriers for photovoltaics on multi-unit residential buildings: Reviewing the Australian experience', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 104, pp. 95 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.12.013
    Journal articles | 2019
    Roberts MB; Bruce A; MacGill I, 2019, 'A comparison of arrangements for increasing self-consumption and maximising the value of distributed photovoltaics on apartment buildings', Solar Energy, vol. 193, pp. 372 - 386, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2019.09.067
    Journal articles | 2019
    Roberts MB; Bruce A; MacGill I, 2019, 'Impact of shared battery energy storage systems on photovoltaic self-consumption and electricity bills in apartment buildings', Applied Energy, vol. 245, pp. 78 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.04.001
    Journal articles | 2019
    Roberts MB; Haghdadi N; Bruce A; MacGill I, 2019, 'Characterisation of Australian apartment electricity demand and its implications for low-carbon cities', Energy, vol. 180, pp. 242 - 257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.04.222
  • Preprints | 2019
    Roberts MB; Haghdadi N; Bruce A; MacGill I, 2019, Cluster-based characterisation of Australian apartment electricity demand and its implications for low-carbon cities, http://dx.doi.org/10.31224/osf.io/2aurb
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Roberts M; Bruce A; MacGill I, 2018, 'Collective Prosumerism: Accessing the Potential of Embedded Networks to Increase the Deployment of Distributed Generation on Australian Apartment Buildings', in 2018 IEEE International Energy Conference, Limasol, Cyprus, pp. 1 - 6, presented at 2018 IEEE International Energy Conference, Limasol, Cyprus, 03 June 2018 - 07 June 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ENERGYCON.2018.8398770
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Roberts MB; Huxham G; Bruce A; MacGill I, 2016, 'Using PV to help meet Common Property Energy Demand in Residential Apartment Buildings', in Proceedings of the Australian Summer Study on Energy Productivity, University of Technology, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/ssep2016.522

Dean’s Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis

Director of the Australian PV Institute (www.apvi.org.au)

My Teaching

SOLA 9104 Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems