Andreas Witzig

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High PV utilization ratios in buildings, i.e. the consumption of most of the PV energy within the building premises, can reduce the energy losses in distribution networks, and mitigate overvoltages and transformer overloadings. For this reason, some countries have adopted, or are discussing, regulatory instruments to motivate local utilization of PV energy.(More)
The computation of optical modes inside axisymmetric cavity resonators with a general spatial permittivity profile is a formidable computational task. In order to avoid spurious modes the vector Helmholtz equations are discretised by a mixed finite element approach. We formulate the method for first and second order Nédélec edge and Lagrange nodal elements.(More)
The computation of optical modes inside axisymmetric cavity resonators with a general spatial permittivity profile is a formidable computational task. In order to avoid spurious modes the vector Helmholtz equations are discretised by a mixed finite element approach. We formulate the method for first and second order Nédélec edge and Lagrange nodal elements.(More)
Self-sufficiency of systems with photovoltaic (PV) energy production gets more and more important. Demand side management with the use of heat pump and thermal energy storage has proven to be an efficient and effective means for increasing the PV self-consumption ratio [1, 2]. Accurate prediction of the self-consumption and the resulting self-sufficiency(More)
Dedicated to my wife Rosa, and my children Alex and Sarah ii Acknowledgments The work documented in this thesis is the result of a common effort, after all there is no use for an ultra-stable super-efficient optical setup without anything to measure. I would like to start by thanking my thesis advisor Prof. Andrea Fiore for the countless hours spent on(More)
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