Dr Shukla Poddar
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Shukla Poddar

Engineering
Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Shukla is a post-doc in the School of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering, UNSW. She is working on an ARENA project of advanced O&M modelling. Her research focuses on understanding the implications of extreme weather events on energy generation, exploring synergy between wind and solar technology, modelling future PV module degradation rates. She recently completed her PhD from UNSW and ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes. During her PhD she has explored the impacts of impact of climate change on the PV power production. She is also interested in long-term and short-term energy forecasting, ramp event prediction and understanding variability of solar energy resources. 

Location
Tyree , Energy and Technology , Building (TETB) Level 1-161WS30
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Poddar S, 2024, 'Accelerated degradation of photovoltaic modules under a future warmer climate', Progress in Photovoltaics: research and applications, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.3788
    Journal articles | 2023
    Poddar S; Evans JP; Kay M; Prasad A; Bremner S, 2023, 'Assessing Australia’s future solar power ramps with climate projections', Scientific Reports, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-38566-z
    Journal articles | 2023
    Poddar S; Kay M; Prasad A; Evans JP; Bremner S, 2023, 'Changes in solar resource intermittency and reliability under Australia's future warmer climate', Solar Energy, 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2023.112039
    Journal articles | 2021
    Poddar S; Evans JP; Kay M; Prasad A; Bremner S, 2021, 'Estimation of future changes in photovoltaic potential in Australia due to climate change', Environmental Research Letters, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac2a64
    Journal articles | 2021
    Poddar S; Evans JP; Kay MJ; Prasad AA; Bremner S, 2021, 'Estimation of future changes in photovoltaic potential in Australia due to climate change', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10507147.1

Travel Grants:

  • Awarded the Development Research Training Grant by UNSW (June 2023) 

  • Awarded the UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute travel grant (October 2022) for travel related to decarbonisation and renewable technology integration.

  • Awarded 2022 SPREE school travel grant (October 2022) 

  • Awarded the Development Research Training Grant by UNSW (August 2022) 

  • Awarded the Development Research Training Grant by UNSW (December 2021) for research training activities.​

  • Awarded the 2023 ARC PGC research candidate award for promoting climate change awareness in energy sector.

  • Awarded the 2022 UNSW Excellence Awards for "Teaching and Innovation" by Faculty of Engineering, UNSW to the Play Energy team for gamification of SOLA1070 Sustainable Energy course.

  • Awarded the 2022 Faculty of Engineering Outstanding Higher Degree Research Student

  • Awarded the 2022 Engagement and Impact Prize (November 2022) by ARC Centre of Excellence of Climate Extremes for communicating science beyond academia by an early career researcher.

  • Awarded the Monica Oliphant Award for best poster by a female student at the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference (APSRC), 2021. 

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