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Parthiv Kurup is a member of the Distributed Systems and Storage Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. 

Research Interests

Look at current and future costs of technologies (e.g., manufacturing at scale, learning rates, Top-Down analysis, etc.), market and supply chain analysis, and systems analysis (e.g., with SAM) for energy and heat generation

Focus on CSP, and projects in wind energy, geothermal, and hydropower programs

Business development (e.g., interacting with customers, finding solutions for key customer problems, scoping the development of projects, and helping the commercialization of research) 

Understanding and determination of costs of commercial- to utility-scale concentrating solar power (CSP) generation technology, e.g., power tower, parabolic trough, and linear fresnel

Use and integration of CSP for solar industrial process heat (SIPH) for industrial and desalination applications.

Development of new potential markets for CSP and market analysis; connection of markets and industrial players

Utilization of the System Advisor Model (SAM) for heat generation at CSP plants

Market knowledge of global CSP markets (e.g., South Africa, India, and Spain)

Techno-economic analysis (TEA) and manufacturing analysis of clean energy technologies (e.g., advanced metal processing)

Application and potential costs of additive manufacturing for renewable energy technologies (e.g., wind blade molds and small hydropower plants)

Bottoms-up costing (e.g., using design for manufacturing and assembly [DFMA], which can, for example, determine the specific manufacturing costs and processes needed to manufacture and assemble parts and components)

Hydropower supply chain and trade-flow analysis

Water treatment and desalination technologies, baseline, and TEA for alternative source waters

Professional Experience

Director, Renewable Energy Projects, United Kingdom, 2013–2014

Gas Turbine Site Engineer, E.ON AG, Germany, 2008–2013 

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London


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