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Publications of RER or its Principal, by Year

2013

Ross, Michael M. D. Emerging Energy Sources for Asia. Draft report to Asian Development Bank. Montréal, Québec: RER Energy Inc, 2013. (Technical Report)

2012

Pogson, Lynn, Tom Carrieres, Mark Buehner, Alain Caya, Paul Pestieau, Yi Luo, Andrea Scott, Michael Ross, and Hai Tran."Ongoing Development of Regional Ice Prediction System (RIPS)". International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice, Banff, Alberta, September 17-20, 2012.

Ross, Michael M. D. Preliminary and Final Validation of RETScreen Plus. Report to RETScreen International (Natural Resources Canada). Montréal, Québec: RER Energy Inc., 2012.

Ross, Michael M. D. District Energy for the Andrew Davison Building: RETScreen Study of Reduction in Natural Gas Consumption. Report to ENMAX Corporation and WADE Canada. Montréal, Québec: RER Energy Inc., 2012.

Ross, Michael M. D. Estimates of the GHG Emissions from Power Generation and Heating in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Report to SGA Energy Ltd. and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, 2012.

Ross, Michael M. D. Automatic Calculation of Characteristic Values for AVHRR and Radarsat Observations. Report to Canadian Ice Service & Data Assimilation and Satellite Meteorology Research, Environment Canada. Montréal, Québec: RER Energy Inc., 2012.

2011

Ross, Michael M. D. Investigation of the Configuration of a Data Assimilation Method for Estimating Apparent Sea Ice Displacement Errors. Report to Canadian Ice Service & Data Assimilation and Satellite Meteorology Research, Environment Canada. Montréal, Québec: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2011.

Ross, Michael M. D. Technology Showcase for CanmetÉNERGIE Varennes: Options, Risks, and a Way Forward. Report to CanmetÉNERGIE Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Montréal, Québec: RER Energy Inc., 2011.

Ross, Michael M. D. Alternatives to Diesel for Electricity and Heating in Remote First Nations Communities in BC and Ontario. Report to SGA Energy Ltd. and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, 2011.

Ross, Michael M. D. Review of "Feasibility Study-Hybrid Hydro Power System" for Jasper Park.Report to WADE Canada. Montréal, Québec: RER Energy Inc., 2011.

Ross, Michael M. D. Review of "Electrical Power Reduction Analysis and Study" for Ya Ha Tinda Ranch. Report to WADE Canada. Montréal, Québec: RER Energy Inc., 2011.

Ross, Michael M. D. Green Energy Options for the Proposed Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) Building. Report to SGA Energy Ltd. and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, 2011.

Ross, Michael M. D., Mark Buehner and Tom Carrieres. "Automatic Calculation of Characteristic Values for Sea Ice Data Assimilation System" International Workshop on Sea Ice Modelling and Data Assimilation, Ottawa, Ontario, December 12 to 13, 2011. (Presentation)

Ross, Michael M. D. Automatic Calculation of Characteristic Values within a Sea-Ice Data Assimilation System. Report to Canadian Ice Service & Data Assimilation and Satellite Meteorology Research, Environment Canada. Montréal, Québec: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2011.

2010

Ross, Michael M. D. and Vouli Mamfredis. Green Energy Options for the Aldergrove Border Crossing Port Building. Report to Canadian Border Services Agency. Montréal, Québec: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2010.

Ross, Michael M. D. Assimilating Real Observations over the North American Domain to Estimate Apparent Sea Ice Displacement Errors. Report to Canadian Ice Service & Data Assimilation and Satellite Meteorology Research, Environment Canada. Montréal, Québec: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2010.

2009

Ross, Michael M. D. Energy Performance Considerations for the Proposed Jacob and Whyte House. Montréal, Québec: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2009.

Ross, Michael M. D. Dimensionnement préliminaire des systèmes autonomes photovoltaïque/éolien/batterie pour installation sur pylônes du réseau de transmission d'Hydro-Québec. Report to IREQ (Hydro-Québec). Montréal, Québec: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2009.

Ross, Michael M. D. A Fortran Data Assimilation Code For Estimating Sea Ice Displacement Errors. Report to Canadian Ice Service & Data Assimilation and Satellite Meteorology Research, Environment Canada. Montréal, Québec: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2009.

2008

Ross, Michael M. D. Innovative Approaches to Electric Renewables in the Region of Peel. Report to the Regional Municipality of Peel. Montréal, Québec: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2008. (Technical Report)

Ross, Michael M. D. Missanabie Cree First Nation Multi-Use Facility Pre-feasibility Study: Heating and Cooling by GSHP. Report to GPCo Inc and Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation. Montréal, Québec: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2008.

Ross, Michael M. D. Solar Air Heating System for Proposed Omahamo Store Complex at Kingfisher Lake First Nation. Report to GPCo Inc and Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation. Montréal, Québec: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2008.

Ross, Michael M. D. Performance énergétique des options différentes pour la maison Beliveau/Juteau. Report to synAIRgis. Montréal, Québec: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2008.

2007

Ross, Michael M. D. Criteria for Allocating Resources among Competing Renewable Energy Technologies: What are the GHG Emissions Reductions Associated with Photovoltaic Projects in Ontario?. Report to The Regional Muncipality of Peel. Montréal, Qc: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2007. (Technical Report)

Ross, Michael M. D. "A Simple, Rigorous Method for Sizing the Array of a PV Hybrid System". Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Solar Energy Society of Canada, Calgary, Alberta, June 10 to 13, 2007. (Article and Presentation)

Ross, Michael M. D. "Performance, Costs, and GHG Emissions of PV-Hybrid Systems: Current Status and Avenues for Improvement". Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Solar Energy Society of Canada, Calgary, Alberta, June 10 to 13, 2007. (Article and Presentation)

Ross, Michael M. D. IEEE 1361: A Potential Replacement for CSA PV Battery Standard F382? Report to CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Montréal, Québec: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2007.

2006

Ross, Michael M. D. Analysis of Third Hybrid Test Bench Sensitivity Run. Report to CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Montréal, Qc: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2006. (Technical Report)

2005

Ross, Michael M. D. "Optimal Wire Size for Photovoltaic Systems Operating at Maximum Power Point: A Closed Form Approach". Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Solar Energy Society of Canada, Burnaby, B.C., August 20 to 24, 2005. (Article and Presentation)

Ross, Michael M. D., Dave Turcotte, and Marc-André Fry. "PVToolbox Simulation Output Compared with Monitored Data from PV Hybrid Test Bench". Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Solar Energy Society of Canada, Burnaby, B.C., August 20 to 24, 2005. (Article and Presentation)

Ross, Michael M. D., Dave Turcotte, Sophie Roussin, and Marc-André Fry. "Comparison of AC, DC, and AC/DC Bus Configurations for PV Hybrid Systems". Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Solar Energy Society of Canada, Burnaby, B.C., August 20 to 24, 2005. (Article and Presentation)

Ross, Michael M. D. Analysis of First Hybrid Test Bench Experimental Dispatch Strategy. Report to CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Montréal, Qc: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2005. (Technical Report)

Ross, Michael M. D. Hybrid System Operation with an On/Off Charge Controller: Hybrid Test Bench Results. Report to CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Montréal, Qc: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2005. (Technical Report)

Ross, Michael M. D. Analysis of First Two Hybrid Test Bench Sensitivity Runs. Report to CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Montréal, Qc: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2005. (Technical Report)

Ross, Michael M. D. Hybrid Cycling with PV and Genset: Simulation Results. Report to CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Montréal, Qc: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2005. (Technical Report)

Ross, Michael M. D. A Rudimentary Sizing Method for PV Hybrid Systems. Report to CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Montréal, Qc: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2005. (Technical Report)

2004

Ross, Michael M. D. Comparison of AC, DC, and AC/DC Bus Configurations for PV Hybrid Systems. Report to CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Montréal, Qc: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2004. (Technical Report)

Ross, Michael M. D. Hybrid Cycling with PV and Genset: Hybrid Test Bench Results. Report to CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Montréal, Qc: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2004. (Technical Report)

Ross, Michael M. D. Two Typical Hybrid Cycling Tests: Results from the Hybrid Test Bench. Report to CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Montréal, Qc: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2004. (Technical Report)

2003

Sheriff, Farah, Dave Turcotte, and Michael Ross. "PV Toolbox: A Comprehensive Set of PV System Components for the Matlab®/Simulink® Environment". Presentation at the 28th Annual Conference of the Solar Energy Society of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, August 18 to 20, 2003. (Article and Presentation)

Ross, Michael M. D. "Predicting Losses due to Icing of Wind Turbines: Weaknesses in Current Approaches". Presentation at Yukon International Wind Conference: Cold Climate Opportunities, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, May 25-28, 2003. (Presentation)

Belotserkovsky, Vadim and Michael M. D. Ross. "Wind Resource Assessment in Icing Environments". Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Wind Energy Association, Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada, September 2003. (Presentation)

Ross, Michael M. D. Verification of the PVToolbox against Monitored Data, WatsunPV, HOMER, and SOMES for the Gwaii Haanas PV System. Report to CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Varennes, Québec, 2003. (Technical Report)

Ross, Michael M. D. Validation of the PVToolbox Against The First Run of the Battery Capacity Cycling Test. Report to CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Montréal, Qc: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2003. (Technical Report)

Ross, Michael M. D. "Mathmodelica: A Tool for PV Hybrid System Simulation?". Unpublished, 2003. (Article)

2002

Ross, Michael. Impacts of Turbine Icing at Rumble Ridge. Report to BC Hydro. Varennes, Québec: GPCo Inc., 2002. (Technical Report)

Ross, Michael and Éve-Line Brouillard. Wind Resource Assessment for CANMET Energy Technology Center-Varennes. Report to CETC-Varennes. Varennes, Québec: GPCo Inc., 2002.

Ross, Michael. New Components for PVToolbox. Report to CETC-Varennes. Varennes, Québec: GPCo Inc., 2002.

Ross, Michael M. D. The Gwaii Haanas PV Hybrid System: Analysis of System Operation. Report to CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Varennes, Québec, 2002. (Technical Report)

Ross, Michael M. D. Verification of the PVToolbox against Measured Data, WatsunPV, and RETScreen for the Iqaluit Grid-tied PV System. Report to CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Varennes, Québec, 2002. (Technical Report)

Ross, Michael M. D. Comparison of PVToolbox Controllers with Commercial Devices. Report to CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Varennes, Québec, 2002. (Technical Report)

Thevenard, Didier, and Michael M. D. Ross. Validation and Verification of Component Models and System Models for the PV Toolbox. Report to CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Varennes, Québec, 2002. (Technical Report)

Ross, Michael. Review of Icing Mitigation Technologies for Wind Turbines. Report to The NeWind Group. Varennes, Québec: GPCo Inc., 2002.

2001

Ross, Michael M. D. "A Simple but Comprehensive Lead-Acid Battery Model for Hybrid System Simulation". Proceedings of PV Horizon: Workshop on Photovoltaic Hybrid Systems, Montréal, Qc, September 10, 2001. (Article and Presentation)

Turcotte, Dave, Michael M. D. Ross, and Farah Sheriff. "Photovoltaic Hybrid System Sizing and Simulation Tools: Status and Needs". Proceedings of PV Horizon: Workshop on Photovoltaic Hybrid Systems, Montréal, Qc, September 10, 2001. (Article and Presentation)

Ross, Michael M. D. A Lead-Acid Battery Model for Hybrid System Modelling. Report to CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Montréal, Qc: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2001. (Technical Report)

Ross, Michael M. D. Options for Canadian PV Battery Standards. Report to CETC-Varennes. Varennes, Québec: GPCo, Inc, 2001.

2000

Ross, Michael and Matti Noponen. Engineering Considerations in the Design of Small PEM Fuel Cell Systems. Unpublished internal report, Helsinki University of Technology, Otaniemi, Finland, May 2000. (Technical Report)

1999

Ross, Michael and Jimmy Royer, eds. Photovoltaics in Cold Climates. London, UK: James and James Science Publishers, Ltd., 1999. (Book)

Martel, Sylvain and Michael M. D. Ross. “The Economics of Photovoltaics in Cold Climates”. Chapter 4 in Photovoltaics in Cold Climates, Ross, M. and J. Royer (eds). London, UK: James and James Science Publishers, Ltd., 1999.

Ross, Michael M.D. “Introduction”. Chapter 1 in Photovoltaics in Cold Climates, Ross, M. and J. Royer (eds). London, UK: James and James Science Publishers, Ltd., 1999.

Ross, Michael M. D. Optimal Utilisation of the Electricity from Amorphous-Si Photovoltaics in Commercial Buildings. Report # EU-JOULE JOR3-CT96-0096, ASICOM Programme, Helsinki University of Technology, Otaniemi, Finland, June 1999, 94 pp. (Technical Report)

Lund, P., E. Vartiainen, M. Ross, K. Mäki-Petäys, J. Leppänen, A.-G. Hestnes, I. Andersen, A. Lien, O. Skarstein, K. Morcant, D. Guillardeu, and W. Jager. ASICOM - Amorphous-Si photovoltaics for commercial buildings. EU-Joule JOR3-CT96-0096, Final report. Otaniemi, Finland: Helsinki University of Technology, 1999.

Ross, Michael, Klaus Mäki-Petäys and Eero Vartiainen. Monitoring of ASICOM Facades. Report for EU-Joule JOR3-CT96-0096. Otaniemi, Finland: Helsinki University of Technology, 1999.

Ross, Michael. Electrical, Environmental, Operational and Cost Considerations for Stationary and Portable Fuel Cell Systems. Unpublished internal report, Helsinki University of Technology, Otaniemi, Finland, November 1999. (Technical Report)

1998

Ross, Michael M. D. "Estimating Wintertime Battery Temperature in Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Systems with Insulated Battery Enclosures". Renewable Energy Technologies in Cold Climates: Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Solar Energy Society of Canada, Montréal, Québec, Canada: May 4-6, 1998, pp. 344-350.(Article and Presentation)

Thevenard, Didier, Lisa Dignard, Sylvain Martel, Michael M. D. Ross, Dave Turcotte and Sharon Troke. "Evaluation of the Monitored Data from a Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System at Nunavut Arctic College, Iqaluit, NWT (Canada)". Renewable Energy Technologies in Cold Climates: Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Solar Energy Society of Canada, Montréal, Québec, Canada: May 4-6, 1998, pp. 263-268.(Article)

Thevenard, Didier, Michael M. D. Ross, and Gordon Howell. "A Checklist for PV System Monitoring". Renewable Energy Technologies in Cold Climates: Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Solar Energy Society of Canada, Montréal, Québec, Canada: May 4-6, 1998, pp. 273-278.(Article)

Dignard-Bailey, L., S. Martel, and M.M.D Ross. "Photovoltaics for the North: A Canadian Program". Proceedings of the 2nd World Conference and Exhibition on Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion, Vienna, Austria, 6-10 July 1998. (Article)

Eric P. Usher and Michael M. D. Ross. Recommended Practices for Charge Controllers, Report IEA PVPS T3-05: 1998, CANMET Energy Diversification Research Laboratory, Natural Resources Canada, Varennes, Québec, August 1998. (Technical Report)

Ross, Michael, Sylvain Martel, and Eric Usher. "The Challenge of Cold Climates: PV in Canada's North". Renewable Energy World Vol. 1 No. 1, July 1998, pp. 36-39.(Article)

1997

Michael M.D. Ross and Dave Egles. "Valuing the Benefits of Insulated Battery Enclosures for Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Systems in Cold Climates". Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Solar Energy Society of Canada, Vancouver, B.C., Canada: June, 1997. (Article and Presentation)

Ross, Michael, Sylvain Martel, and Eric Usher. "Photovoltaics in Canada's North". Electrical Business Vol. XXXIII No. 9, September 1997.(Article)

1996

Ross, M. M. D, and E. P. Usher. "Modelled and Observed Operation of a Passive Melting Technology for Photovoltaic Arrays". Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Atmospheric Icing of Structures, Saguenay/Lac-St-Jean, Québec, Canada: June 3-6, 1996, pp. 245-250. (Article and Presentation)

Ross, Michael. Technical and Economic Analysis of the Photovoltaic Power System at PanCanadian Well-Head Sites. Report # EDRL 96-53(CF), Varennes, Québec: CANMET Energy Diversification Research Laboratory, 1996.

Ross, Michael. “Solar Irradiance of a Photovoltaic Panel’s Rear Face: Models Applicable to Snow Removal and Bifacial Technologies”. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Solar Energy Society of Canada, Orillia, Ontario, June 1996. (Article and Presentation)

Ross, Michael. Insulated Battery Enclosures with Phase Change Materials. Report # EDRL 96-45 (TR). Varennes, Québec: CANMET Energy Diversification Research Laboratory, 1996.

1995

Ross, M. M. D, and E. P. Usher. "Photovoltaic Array Icing and Snow Accumulation: A Study of a Passive Melting Technology". Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Solar Energy Society of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: October 31 to November 2, 1995, pp. 21-26. (Article and Presentation)

Ross, M. M. D. Storage of Arctic Char at Remote Fishing Camps, report # EDRL95-59(TR), Energy Diversification Research Laboratory, CANMET, Natural Resources Canada, Varennes, Québec, July 1995. (Technical Report)

Ross, Michael M. D. Snow and Ice Accumulation on Photovoltaic Arrays: An Assessment of the TN Conseil Passive Melting Technology, Report # EDRL95-69(TR). Varennes, Québec, Canada: Natural Resources Canada CANMET Energy Diversification Research Laboratory, September 1995. (Technical Report)

Ross, M. M. D. Insulated Battery Enclosure Sizing Software. Report # EDRL 95-101(CF), Energy Diversification Research Laboratory, CANMET, Natural Resources Canada, Varennes, Québec, December 1995.

1994

Ross, Michael. Technology and Development in a Rural Indonesian Village: The Context for the Introduction of New Technology to Maruwei Satu. Waterloo, Ontario: Report to Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, 1994.

1993

Ross, Michael M. D. Validation of WATSUN 13.1 PV Pump Models. Report to WATSUN Simulation Laboratory. Waterloo, Ontario: WATSUN Simulation Laboratory, 1993. (Technical Report)