Dr Zahra Rahimpour
Research Associate

Dr Zahra Rahimpour

Engineering
Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Zahra holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Sydney. After completing her PhD, Zahra joined UNSW's School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE) as a Research Associate. Currently, her research focuses on data analysis to investigate the technical and economic impacts of distributed energy resources on households. Zahra's expertise spans home energy management, machine learning, optimisation, and energy data analysis. Her research interests include distributed energy resource integration, demand side management, residential and commercial electricity load forecasting and energy storage.

Location
TETB Level 3
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Rahimpour Z; Verbič G; Chapman AC, 2022, 'Can phase change materials in building insulation improve self-consumption of residential rooftop solar? An Australian case study', Renewable Energy, 192, pp. 24 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2022.04.085
    Journal articles | 2020
    Rahimpour Z; Verbič G; Chapman AC, 2020, 'Actor-critic learning for optimal building energy management with phase change materials', Electric Power Systems Research, 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsr.2020.106543
  • Conference Abstracts | 2022
    Rahimpour Z; Haghdadi N; Roberts M; Nourbakhsh N; Bruce A, 2022, 'Generating synthetic residential electricity load profiles using household characteristics', in Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2022, Newcastle, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Newcastle
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Rahimpour Z; Verbic G; Chapman AC, 2021, 'Computationally-Efficient Energy Management in Buildings with Phase Change Materials using Approximate Dynamic Programming', in 2021 IEEE Madrid PowerTech, PowerTech 2021 - Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PowerTech46648.2021.9495053
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Rahimpour Z; Verbic G; Chapman AC, 2019, 'Energy management of buildings with phase change materials based on dynamic programming', in 2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, PowerTech 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PTC.2019.8810699
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Rahimpour Z; Verbic G; Chapman AC, 2018, 'Using Thermal Inertia of Buildings with Phase Change Material for Demand Response', UNSW, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, UNSW, 01 December 2018
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Rahimpour Z; Faccani A; Azuatalam D; Chapman A; Verbič G, 2017, 'Using Thermal Inertia of Buildings with Phase Change Material for Demand Response', in Energy Procedia, pp. 102 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.483