Renewable Energy Innovation

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I am an electronic and electrical engineer who has been working on renewable energy systems since 1999.

I teach the City and Guilds 2399 course in PV installation at the Centre for Alternative Technology and have given various talks, lectures, courses and workshops to others including CREST, EWB-UK and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Throughout 2007 and 2008 I was helping to install small renewable energy projects (wind, micro-hydro and solar PV) in the Philippines for a Filipino NGO (Sibol Ng Agham At Teknolihiya). Previously I completed my PhD research into medium sized off-grid renewable energy systems at the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems (CREST) in Loughborough University.

I work on a number of renewable energy related projects, most of which is documented here on this website.

My CV and academic work, including papers and PhD thesis, is here:

Download my CV here

Download my PhD thesis, "DC Electrical Interconnection of Renewable Energy Sources in a Stand-Alone Power System with Hydrogen Storage, 2007" , here

Publications (please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like a copy):

  • M. Little, M. Thomson and D. Infield "Electrical integration of renewable energy into stand-alone power supplies incorporating hydrogen storage" presented at the Second European Hydrogen Energy Conference, Zaragoza, 2005.

  • M. Little, M. Thomson, and D. G. Infield, "Control of a DC-interconnected renewable-energy-based stand-alone power supply" presented at Universities Power Engineering Conference, Cork, 2005.

  • M.Little, D.Infield, M.Thomson, "Electrical integration of renewable energy into stand-alone power supplies with a central DC bus" Loughborough University Division Conference, Sutton Bonnington, Nottinghamshire, 2005.

  • M. Little, M. Thomson, and D. G. Infield, "Power converters for use in stand-alone renewable energy systems incorporating hydrogen storage" presented at Universities Power Engineering Conference, Bristol, 2004.

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USB reprogramming lead
Lots of the kits sold here require a programming cable to program the ATMEGA328 micrcontroller. These kits use a bare microcontroller and do not... Read More...
6 Digit LED Display
This is an all-in-one six digit 7-segment led display unit with an ATmega328 programmed with the Arduino bootloader. The displays can be used to... Read More...
Serial LCD Display
This LCD display unit displays any data sent to it via a serial connection. It is based upon the ATmega328 and the Arduino Uno bootloader. This unit... Read More...
Thermocouple Amplifier
This is a K-type thermocouple amplifier which can be used to amplify the tiny voltage from a thermocouple to a higher voltage, readable by a... Read More...
Bat Detector
Welcome to fascinating world of bats! This bat detector device converts ultrasonic sounds created by bats and convert them down to a lower frequency... Read More...

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re_innov Pedal power a cup of tea? http://t.co/ma7ErpHtMt
re_innov @markphelan @andrewdlindsay @Justin_Woods cool - looking forward to it. I'll have pedal power (just in case the grid fails)
re_innov @markphelan cool - I'll bring one to EMF. A few photos of what you make would be good (rather than write)...
re_innov @markphelan a couple of mistakes on PCB so not a kit yet. I've got one made up you can have if you write up what you do with it..
re_innov @markphelan @andrewdlindsay Sounds like a plan - let me know and I can bring a driver board to the hackspace to play around with...