Anneka’s research investigates how photovoltaic thermal technology could be implemented into multi-source low temperature district heating networks. She uses co-simulation modelling methods to assess the technical feasibility for such systems in new build residential areas.
Coming from a background in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainability, Anneka has always been keen to pursue a career in improving sustainability for future generations. After graduating she worked globally with Unilever factories for 2 years as an Energy Consultant. Through Metering, Monitoring and Targeting projects, she helped them achieve utility reduction targets and managed large on-site installations. Anneka then worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer designing hybrid energy storage units, she created CAD models/ drawings, built prototypes, carried out stress analysis and heat/cooling flow simulations on products and saw them through from concept to production.
A Kang, I Korolija, and D Rovas (2021). Modeling of Photovoltaic-Thermal District Heating with Dual Thermal Modes. In CISBAT 2021 – CarbonNeutral Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/2042/1/012090