Research Staff

Dr. George Makrides
Head of Renewables and Grid integration group

Email: makrides.georgios@ucy.ac.cy

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Publications

Over 100

Projects

Over 30

Awards

Over 10

Funding

Over 1.5M€

 

Dr George Makrides is the Head of Renewables and Grid integration group and the Quality Manager of the PV technology Laboratory of the University of Cyprus. He has received his PhD by the University of Cyprus in 2012 and the MPhil degree in Engineering at Cambridge University in 2004, where he also received the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust scholarship. Prior to this he had received the BEng Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Queen Mary University of London with a high overall mark (First class Honours). During his undergraduate degree he had received various awards for academic excellence. He has published over 100 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and has participated successfully in various local and European research funded projects. His work on the outdoor performance of PV technologies throughout the years, has been the initiation for the establishment of the PV outdoor infrastructure and testing centre in Cyprus for many manufacturers such as Honeywell, Q Cells, Tel-Solar, TSMC and others.

  • Renewable energy source (RES) power systems (focal point photovoltaics)
  • Grid integration of variable renewable sources
  • Smart grids
  • Machine learning and data-driven analytics

  • Book Chapters - 2
  • Journal articles - 18
  • Conference papers - 74

    Book Chapters
  • M. Theristis, G. Makrides, G. Georghiou “Energy Yield in PV Systems”, PV Systems Elsevier (2017); pp. 1-32.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, M. Norton, M. Schubert, G. Georghiou “Important Performance Factors Determining the Assessment of Photovoltaic Technologies”, INTECH (2012), Third Generation Photovoltaics; pp. 201-232.
    Journal publications
  • V. Venizelou, G. Makrides, M. Patsalides, V. Efthymiou, “Distribution Grid Impacts of Smart Electric Vehicle Charging and Photovoltaic Penetration” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, (under review).
  • A. Livera, G. Makrides, M. Theristis, G. E. Georghiou, “Recent advances in failure diagnosis techniques based on performance data analysis for grid-connected photovoltaic systems” Renewable Energy. vol. 133, pp. 126-133, Apr 2019.
  • G. Makrides, M. Theristis, J. Bratcher, J. Pratt, G. E. Georghiou, “Five-year performance and reliability analysis of monocrystalline photovoltaic modules with different backsheet materials” Solar Energy. vol. 171, pp. 491-499, Sep 2018.
  • V. Venizelou, N. Philippou, G. Makrides, M. Hadjipanayi, V. Efthymiou, G. E. Georghiou, “Development of a Dynamic Time-of-Use Tariff Algorithm for Optimized Price-Based Demand Side Management” Energy, vol. 142, pp 633–646, Jan 2018.
  • E. Pieri, A. Kyprianou, A. Phinikarides, G. Makrides, G. E. Georghiou, “Forecasting degradation rates of different photovoltaic systems using robust principal component analysis and ARIMA” IET Renewable Power Generation, pp. 1752-1424, May 2017.
  • M. Hadjipanayi, I. Koumparou, N. Philippou, V. Paraskeva, A. Phinikarides, G. Makrides, V. Efthymiou, G. E. Georghiou, “Prospects of Photovoltaics in Southern European regions,” Renewable Energy, vol. 92, pp. 58-74, Jul 2016.
  • A. Nikolaidis, I. Koumparou, G. Makrides, V. Efthimiou, G.E. Georghiou, C.A. Charalambous, “Reliable integration of a concentrating solar power plant in a small isolated system through an appropriately-sized battery energy storage system,” IET Renewable Power Generation, 2015.
  • A. Kyprianou, A. Phinikarides, G. Makrides, G. E. Georghiou, “Definition and computation of the degradation rates of photovoltaic systems of different technologies with robust principal component analysis,” Journal of Photovoltaics IEEE, vol. 5, pp. 1698-1705, Nov 2015.
  • A. Phinikarides, G. Makrides, M. Schubert, G. E. Georghiou, “Analysis of photovoltaic system performance time series: seasonality and performance loss” Renewable Energy, vol. 43, pp. 143-152, Dec 2014.
  • A. Phinikarides, G. Makrides, M. Schubert, G. E. Georghiou, “Review of photovoltaic degradation rate methodologies,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 43, pp. 143-152, Dec 2014.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, M. Schubert, G. E. Georghiou, “Performance loss rates of different photovoltaic technologies,” Solar Energy, vol. 100, pp. 28-42, May 2014.
  • A. Phinikarides, N, Kindyni, G. Makrides, G. E. Georghiou, “Review of photovoltaic degradation rates: methodologies and results” International Journal of Photoenergy, 2013.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, M. Schubert, G. E. Georghiou, “Energy yield prediction errors and uncertainties of different photovoltaic models,” Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 21, pp. 500-516, Jun 2013.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, M. Schubert, G. E. Georghiou, “Seasonal Performance Comparison of Different Photovoltaic Technologies Installed in Cyprus and Germany,” International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 2012.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, A. Phinikarides, M. Schubert, G. E. Georghiou, “Temperature and thermal annealing effects on different photovoltaic technologies,” Renewable Energy, vol. 43, pp. 407-417, Jul 2012.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, M. Norton, G. Georghiou, M. Schubert, J. Werner, “Outdoor Performance Evaluation of Grid-Connected PV technologies in Cyprus,” Journal of Energy & Power Engineering, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 52 – 57, Feb. 2010.
  • F. Mavromatakis, G. Makrides, G. E. Georghiou, A. Pothrakis, Y. Frangiadakis, E. Drakakis, E. Koudoumas, “Modelling the Photovoltaic Potential of a site,” Renewable Energy, vol. 37, no. 7, pp. 1387-1390, Jul. 2010.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, M. Norton, G. E. Georghiou, M. Schubert, and J. H. Werner, “Potential of photovoltaic systems in countries with high solar irradiation,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 754-762, Feb. 2010.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, G. E. Georghiou, M. Schubert, and J. H. Werner, “Temperature behaviour of different photovoltaic systems installed in Cyprus and Germany,” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 93, no. 6-7, pp. 1095-1099, Jun. 2009.
    Conference publications
  • A. Livera, S. Theocharides, M. Theristis, G. Makrides, S. Ransome, J. Sutterlueti and G. E. Georghiou, “Optimal development of location and technology independent machine learning photovoltaic performance predictive models”, in 46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2019, pp 1-6.
  • A. Livera, M. Theristis, G. Makrides, J. Sutterlueti, S. Ransome and G. E. Georghiou, “Performance analysis of mechanistic and machine learning models for photovoltaic energy yield prediction”, in 36th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2019, pp 1-6.
  • D. Moser, D. Bertani, A. J. Curran, R. H. French, M. Herz, S. Lindig, G. Makrides, B. Müller, M. Richter, M. Van Iseghem, W. van Sark, and J. S. Stein, “International collaboration framework for the calculation of performance loss rates: data quality, benchmarks, and trends”, in 36th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2019, pp 1-6.
  • A. Livera, G. Makrides, A. Kyprianou and G. E. Georghiou, “Photovoltaic Degradation Rate Trend Assessment with Time Series Change Point Analysis”, in 35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2018, pp 1-6.
  • S. Theocharides, G. Makrides, M. Theristis, F. Almonacid, E. Fernández and G. E. Georghiou, “Hour-ahead numerical weather prediction-free photovoltaic power generation forecasting based on artificial neural networks”, in 35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2018, pp 1-6.
  • A. Livera, G. Makrides, M. Theristis, J. Sutterlueti and G. E. Georghiou, “Advanced Diagnostic Approach of Failures for Grid-connected PV Systems”, in 35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2018, pp 1-6.
  • A. Livera, G. Makrides, A. Kyprianou and G. E. Georghiou, “Photovoltaic Degradation Rate Trend Assessment with Time Series Change Point Analysis”, in 35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2018, pp 1-6.
  • M. Tabakovic, H. Fechner, W. van Sark, A. Louwen, G. Georghiou, G. Makrides, M. Hadjipanayi, E. Loucaidou, M. Ioannidou, I. Weiss, S. Arancon, “Development of BIPV courseware for high education and professionals”, in 35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2018, pp 2895-2899.
  • S. Theocharides, V. Venizelou, G. Makrides and G. E. Georghiou, "Day-ahead Forecasting of Solar Power Output from Photovoltaic Systems Utilising Gradient Boosting Machines," in IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC), 2018, pp. 2371-2375.
  • S. Theocharides, G. Makrides, A. Kyprianou and G. E. Georghiou, “Machine Learning Algorithms for Photovoltaic System Power Output Prediction”, in IEEE internal Energy Conference Energycon, 2018, pp 1-6.
  • V. Venizelou, G. Makrides, V. Efthymiou and G. E. Georghiou, “Residential consumption responsiveness under time-varying pricing”, in IEEE internal Energy Conference Energycon, 2018, pp 1-6.
  • A. Livera, M. Theristis, G. Makrides and G. E. Georghiou, “On-line Failure Diagnosis of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems based on Fuzzy Logic”, in Qatar Power generation and distribution Conference, 2018, pp 1-6.
  • G. Makrides, J. Bratcher, J. Pratt and G. E. Georghiou, “Energy performance improvement and thermal operation of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules designed with innovative packaging components”, in 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2017, pp 1825-1830.
  • M. Florides, G. Makrides and G. E. Georghiou, “Early potential induced degradation (PID) detection in the field”, in 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2017, pp 1677-1681.
  • M. Tabakovic, H. Fechner, W. van Sark, A. Louwen, G. Georghiou, G. Makrides, M. Hadjipanayi, E. Loucaidou, M. Ioannidou, I. Weiss, S. Arancon, “Development of BIPV courseware for students and professionals On the need for education in the BIPV sector: the DEM4BIPV project”, in 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2017, pp 2895-2899.
  • S. Theocharides, G. Makrides, V. Venizelou, P. Kaimakis, A. Kyprianou and G.E. Georghiou, “PV Production Forecasting Model Based on Artificial Neural Networks”, in 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2017, pp 1890-1894.
  • A. Livera, G. Makrides, J. Sutterlueti and G. E. Georghiou, “Advanced failure detection algorithms and performance outlier decision classification for grid-connected PV systems”, in 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2017, pp 1-6.
  • M. Florides, V. Venizelou, P. Norgaard, H. Bindner, J. Kathan, H. Brunner, C. Mayr, C. Anastassiou, G. Makrides, V. Efhtymiou and G. E. Georghiou, “Size optimization of a microgrid with large penetration of PV and battery energy storage system”, in 11th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2017), 2017, pp 1-5.
  • M. Theristis, E. F. Fernández, J. P. Ferrer-Rodríguez, G. Makrides, F. Almonacid, G. E. Georghiou and P. Pérez-Higueras, “DEGRADE-CPV: A long term degradation analysis of CPV systems in Spain and Cyprus”, in 13th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (CPV-13), 2017, pp 1-5.
  • M. Florides, G. Konstantinou, V. Venizelou, G. Makrides and G. E. Georghiou, “Potential induced degradation (PID) power loss correlation to leakage and reverse bias currents”, in 44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2017, pp 1-6.
  • V. Venizelou, S. Theocharides, G. Makrides, V. Efthymiou and G. E. Georghiou, “Demand response for the promotion of photovoltaic penetration”, in 44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2017, pp 1-6.
  • S. Theocharides, V. Venizelou, G. Makrides and G. E. Georghiou, “Daily solar irradiance profile characterization and ramp rate analysis at different time resolutions”, in 44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2017, pp 1-6.
  • A. Livera, A. Phinikarides, G. Makrides and G. E. Georghiou, “Impact of missing data on the estimation of photovoltaic system degradation rate”, in 44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2017, pp 1 - 6.
  • P. Nørgaard, H. Bindner, A. Thavlov, M. Florides, V. Venizelou, G. Makrides, C. Anastassiou, V. Efthymiou and G. E. Georghiou, “Optimised Control of 10 MW Photovoltaic (PV) Plant with 1MW / 1MWh Battery”, in SIW Conference, 2016, pp 1-6.
  • G. Makrides, A. Phinikarides, J. Sutterlueti, S. Ransome and G. E. Georghiou, “Advanced performance monitoring system for improved reliability and optimized levelized cost of electricity”, in 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2016, pp 1-6.
  • G. Makrides, I. Koumparou, J. Bratcher, J. Pratt and G. E. Georghiou, “Thermal classification modelling and energy yield performance of different crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules with innovative packaging components”, in 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2016, pp 1-6.
  • G. Makrides, A. Phinikarides, E. Herzong, M. Strobbel and G. E. Georghiou, “Outdoor performance and modelling study of innovative crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules under hot climate conditions”, in 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2016, pp 1-6.
  • A. Phinikarides, G. Makrides and G. E. Georghiou, “Estimation of the Degradation Rate of Fielded Photovoltaic Arrays in the Presence of Measurement Outages”, in 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2016, pp 1754-1757.
  • N. Philippou, V. Venizelou, G. Makrides, M. Hadjipanayi, V. Efthymiou, G.E. Georghiou, “PV Integration and Price-Based Demand Side Management: Optimum Time-of-Use Tariffs”, in 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2016, pp 2664-2669.
  • A. Phinikarides, G. Makrides and G. E. Georghiou, “Analysis of the field performance of a double junction amorphous silicon photovoltaic module and its correlation to standardized testing”, in 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2016, pp 1992-1996.
  • A. Kyprianou, A. Phinikarides, G. Makrides and G. E. Georghiou, “Forecasting the degradation rate of different photovoltaic systems using robust principal component analysis and ARIMA”, in 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2016, pp 1-6.
  • I. Koumparou, G. Makrides and G. E. Georghiou, “Characterization and mapping of daily sky conditions based on ground measurements of solar irradiance in mainland USA”, in 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2016, pp 1-6.
  • A. Phinikarides, G. Makrides and G. E. Georghiou, “Quantification of energy degradation in terrestrial photovoltaic systems”, in 2015 Qatar Energy Conference, 2015, pp 1-6.
  • N. Philippou, G. Makrides, C. Anastassiou, V. Efthymiou and G. E. Georghiou, “Dynamic tariff development for effective demand side management (DSM) in the presence of increased penetration of photovoltaics (PV)”, in 2015 Qatar Energy Conference, 2015, pp 1-6.
  • I. Koymparou, G. Makrides, C. Anastassiou and G. E. Georghiou, “Characterisation and classification of daily sky conditions between the 23rd and 27th parallel north for improved energy security”, in 2015 Qatar Energy Conference, 2015, pp 1-6.
  • N. Philippou, M. Hadjipanayi, G. Makrides, V. Efthymiou and G. E. Georghiou, “Effective dynamic tariffs for price-based Demand Side Management with grid-connected PV systems”, in 2015 Powertech Conference, 2015, pp 1-6.
  • I. Koymparou, G. Makrides, M. Hadjipanayi, V. Efthymiou and G. E. Georghiou, “Characterization and classification of daily sky conditions based on ground measurements of solar irradiance”, in 30th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2015, pp 1698-1703.
  • A. Phinikarides, G. Makrides and G. E. Georghiou, “Comparison of the field performance of an amorphous silicon photovoltaic module to standard testing under standard test conditions”, in 30th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2015, pp 1-6.
  • A. Phinikarides, G. Makrides and G. E. Georghiou, “Estimation of annual performance loss rates of grid-connected photovoltaic systems using time series analysis and validation through indoor testing at standard test conditions”, in 42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2015, pp 1-6.
  • N. Philippou, M. Ηadjipanayi, G. Makrides, V. Efthymiou and G. E. Georghiou, “Effective dynamic tariffs for price-based demand side management with grid-connected PV systems”, in MedPower Conference, 2014, pp 1-6.
  • M. Norton, V. Paraskeva, R. Galleano, G. Makrides, R. P. Kenny and G. E. Georghiou, “High quality measurements of the solar spectrum for simulation of multi-junction photovoltaic cell yields”, in 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2014, pp 1-6.
  • G. Makrides, J. Bratcher, J. Pratt and G. E. Georghiou, “Outdoor performance and reliability evaluation of different crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules with innovative packaging components”, in 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2014, pp 1-6.
  • A. Kyprianou, A. Phinikarides, G. Makrides and G. E. Georghiou, “Robust principal component analysis for computing the degradation rates of different photovoltaic systems”, in 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2014, pp 2939-2942.
  • A. Phinikarides, N. Philippou, G. Makrides and G. E. Georghiou, “Performance loss rates of different photovoltaic technologies after eight years of operation under warm climate conditions”, in 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2014, pp 1-6.
  • A. Phinikarides, G. Makrides, N. Kindyni and G. E. Georghiou, “Comparison of trend extraction methods for calculating performance loss rates of different photovoltaic technologies”, in 40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2014, pp 1-6.
  • A. Phinikarides, G. Makrides and G. E. Georghiou, “Comparison of methods for the calculation of performance loss rates of different photovoltaic technologies”, in 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2013, pp 1-6.
  • G. Makrides, J. Pratt, G. E. Georghiou and J. Bratcher, “Innovative Packaging Components for Reduced Cell Operating Temperatures, Improved Power Output and Reliability in c-Si PV Modules”, in 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2013, pp 1-6.
  • G. Makrides, A. Phinikarides and G. E. Georghiou, “Performance loss rates of grid-connected photovoltaic technologies in warm climates”, in Global Conference on Renewables and Energy Efficiency for Desert Regions, 2013, pp 1-6.
  • A. Phinikarides, G. Makrides and G. E. Georghiou, “Initial performance degradation of an a-si/a-si tandem PV array”, in 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2012, pp 1-6.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, A. Phinikarides, M. Schubert and G. E. Georghiou, “Temperature and thermal annealing effects on amorphous silicon PV”, in 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2011, pp 1-6.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, A. Phinikarides, G. E. Georghiou and M. Schubert, “Photovoltaic model uncertainties based on field measurements”, in 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2011, pp 1-6.
  • B. Zinsser, G. Makrides, M. B. Schubert, G. E. Georghiou, and J. H. Werner, “Rating of annual energy yield more sensitive to reference power than module technology”, in 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2010, pp 1095-1099.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, G. E. Georghiou, M. Schubert and J. H. Werner, “Degradation of different photovoltaic technologies under field conditions”, in 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2010, pp 1-6.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, M. Schubert, G. E. Georghiou and J. H. Werner, “Modelling the power output and energy yield of 13 different photovoltaic systems”, in 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2010, pp 4682-4687.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, M. Schubert, G. E. Georghiou and J. H. Werner, ”Evaluation of grid-connected photovoltaic system performance losses in Cyprus”, in Medpower Conference, 2010, pp 1-6.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, G. E. Georghiou, M. Schubert and J. H. Werner, “Two year performance evaluation of different grid connected photovoltaic systems”, in 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2009, pp 1-6.
  • B. Zinßer, M. Ibrahim, G. Makrides, H. El-Sherif, E. Hamouda, G. E. Georghiou, M. Schubert, and J. H. Werner, “Mehrertrag durch Nachführung in Deutschland, Zypern und Ägypten”, in 24th Symposium Photovoltaische Solarenergie, 2009, pp 1-6.
  • M. Ibrahim, B. Zinßer, H. El-Sherif, E. Hamouda, G. Makrides, G. E. Georghiou, M. Schubert, and J. H. Werner, “Advanced photovoltaic test park in Egypt for investigating the performance of different module and cell technologies”, in 24th Symposium Photovoltaische Solarenergie, 2009, pp 318-323.
  • A. Petousis, S. Petousis, X. Zhang, M. Patsalides, G. Makrides, G. E. Georghiou, K. Godfrey, “Electricity market modelling with photovoltaic active and reactive power generation”, in PP&PSC Conference, 2009, pp 1-6.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, G. E. Georghiou, M. Schubert and J. Werner, “Outdoor efficiency of different photovoltaic systems installed in Cyprus and Germany”, in 33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2008, pp 1-6.
  • M. Strobbel, G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, M. Norton, M. Schubert, G. E. Georghiou and R. Gottschalg, “Energy yield forecasting for high-efficiency PV systems in three locations using artificial neural networks”, in 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2008, pp 3409-3412.
  • M. Patsalides, G. Makrides, V. Efthimiou, A. Stavrou, G. E. Georghiou, “Power quality issues in light of the future uptake of photovoltaic (PV) technology”, in Transmission and Distribution Europe Conference, 2008, pp 1-6.
  • B. Zinsser, G. Makrides, M. Schubert, G. E. Georghiou and J. Werner, “Temperature and intensity dependence of twelve Photovoltaic technologies”, in 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2008, pp 3249-3252.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, M. Norton, G. E. Georghiou and J. H. Werner, “Energy yield of different photovoltaic systems installed in Cyprus”, in PVSAT-4 Conference, 2008, pp 199-203.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, M. Schubert, G. E. Georghiou and J. H. Werner, “Error sources in outdoor performance evaluation of photovoltaic systems”, in 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2008, pp 3904-3909.
  • B. Zinsser, G. Makrides, M. Schubert, G. E. Georghiou and J. H. Werner, “Jahresenergieertrag von 13 verschiedenen photovoltaik-technologien in Deutschland und Zypern”, in 23rd Symposium Photvoltaische Solarenergie Conference, 2008, pp 294-299.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, G. E. Georghiou, M. Schubert and J. H. Werner, “Potential of Photovoltaic Systems in countries of high solar irradiation”, in DEMSEE08 International Workshop on Deregulated Electricity Market Issues in South-Eastern Europe, 2008, pp 1-6.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, G. E. Georghiou and J. H. Werner, “Performance assessment of different photovoltaic systems under identical field conditions of high irradiation”, in PV RES Conference, 2007, pp 4-12.
  • G. Makrides, B. Zinsser, G. E. Georghiou and J. H. Werner, “Temperature behaviour of different photovoltaic systems installed in Cyprus and Germany”, in 17th Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2007, pp 385-386.
  • B. Zinsser, G. Makrides, G. E. Georghiou and J. H. Werner, “First operation year of 13 photovoltaic technologies in Germany and Cyprus”, in 22nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 2007, pp 3114-3117.
  • B. Zinsser, G. Makrides, W. Schmitt, G.E. Georghiou, and J. H. Werner, “Annual energy yield of 13 photovoltaic technologies in Germany and in Cyprus”, in 4th Workshop Photovoltaik-Modultechnik, 2007, pp 1-6.
  • M. Patsalides, D. Evagorou, G. Makrides, Z. Achillides, G. E. Georghiou, A. Stavrou, V. Efthymiou, B. Zinsser, W. Schmitt, J. H. Werner, "The effect of Solar irradiance on the power quality behaviour of grid connected photovoltaic systems", in International Conference on Renewable Energy and Power Quality, 2007, pp 119-120.
  • C. Leong, R. Grinberg, G. Makrides, Y. Wu, R. McMahon, “A comparison of losses in small (1 kW) drives using sine and space vector pulse width modulation schemes”, in IEEE PEDS (Power Electronics and Drive Systems) conference, 2005, pp.1123-1128.
  • P. Roberts, G. Makrides and R. McMahon “A Comparison of Losses in small drives using Sine and Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation Schemes”, in IEEE PEDS (Power Electronics and Drive Systems) conference, 2003, pp 1-6.

  • [2018] Best poster award NREL PV Reliability Workshop, USA
  • [2015] Awarded scholarship for outstanding research profile by the Shacolas Group at the University of Cyprus
  • [2015] Best paper award 42nd IEEE PVSC Conference, USA
  • [2014] Best poster award 29th EU-PVSEC Conference, Netherlands
  • [2009] Best paper award Staffelnstein Conference, Germany
  • [2004] Awarded scholarship for academic excellence by the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust
  • [2003] Award for academic excellence at Queen Mary University of London (top mark)
  • [2003] Award for academic excellence at Queen Mary University of London (top mark)

Coordination, participation and authoring over 30 research projects funded from research bodies, academic institutions and industry.
The outcome of my independent research activities (projects I have entirely authored and coordinated) is at the moment >€1,500,000 funding for FOSS.

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