Khalid Radouane is the head of solar PV and storage department in the EDF industry leadership of new energies since 2009. He is the strategic pilot of the R & D program on innovation in the field of photovoltaic, storage and system services. He got the Phd in physics at Laplace Institute of Toulouse.
He is also a member of the scientific committee of the EUPVSEC international conference where he has been a member since 2013.
Dr. Radouane has more than 20 years experience in the field of high-tech (microelectronics, flat panel displays and renewable energies, notably photovoltaic and the storage of energy in all its forms). He held several positions of expertise and project management before joining the EDF group as head of department. He worked for Atotech (Total subsidiary), Oerlikon (manufacture of equipment for flat panel displays) and Soitec (manufacturing of SOI wafers and CPV panels).
Large scale adoption of renewable energy becomes available along with the development of new technologies. However, energy storage is expected to rise to the challenge of the grid caused by the characteristics of the randomness and volatility of the renewable energy. An energy storage system must be able to stabilize the random nature of the output of the renewable power plant and improve the reliability of the distribution network with optimization of the storage devices capacity. Challenges of such systems and technical solutions will be presented.