The 10th Jordan International Electrical and Electronics Engineering Conference

Keynote Speakers

Issa Batarseh
Affiliation : Florida Solar Energy Center, University of Central Florida
Lecture : Distributed Solar Energy for Smart Cities
Title : Professor and Director, Energy System Integration Dvision

Short Bio

Batarseh is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Central Florida. His work focuses on developing innovative power electronic systems for grid-tied solar applications. The research goal is to design advanced inverter technologies to achieve high efficiency, low cost inverter topologies, enabled by advanced digital control strategies for enhanced performance, fault protection, system integration, and health monitoring for power grid. His research findings have been licensed to three companies. He is a founding partner of two technology companies, Petra Solar and ApECOR. He has received 26 patents, graduated 42 Ph.D students and 70 MS and undergraduate students. He has published 85 journal papers, more than 250 refereed papers at international conferences, and six book and book chapters. Batarseh is a Fellow of the National Academy Inventors (NAI), IEEE and the AAAS. Holds a Professional Engineering (PE) License in Florida.

Abstract Solar energy has been in the rise for many years with ever increasing penetration through out the world. The MENA region, and Jordan particularly, stands to gain the most from such an increase. Today’s PV installations focus mainly on solar energy conversion, control and grid connectivity technologies. The modern micro-inverters have been redesigned with intelligence, combining solar energy generation and IoT to create a vast smart network of smart solar nodes. The future of the smart city is explicitly tied to having a community based, economically extendable network. These networks are critical for expanding safety and security.