Vinay Shekar


Doctoral student


Vinay Shekar is a researcher with a core Environmental engineering background specializing in Energy systems engineering. 

His PhD topic is about Energy- and cost-efficient production of solar energy under arctic environmental conditions powered by KVANTUM

He has been a part of multiple projects at the University of Oulu as a University Intern and a Project Researcher

  • As a University Intern:
    • Arctic Preparedness Platform for Oil Spill and other Environmental Accidents (APP4SEA)
  • As a Project Researcher:
    • Modern villages - Sinnit kylät
    • Energy as a Service Laboratory (EssSLab)

Before his Master's program at the University of Oulu, he has worked as a Senior Environmental Engineer at an Environmental consulting firm.

Research interests

  • Renewable Energy
  • Solar Photovoltaic
  • Smart Grids
  • Sustainable Urban Energy
  • Industrial Ecology

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Research groups

  • Doctoral student, Water Energy and Environmental Engineering


Energy- and cost-efficient production of solar energy under arctic environmental conditions

This project focuses on opportunities to enable a sustainable energy production under Arctic environmental conditions and an energy-autonomous indi
solar village

Modern villages - Sinnit kylät

The SINNI project is investigating whether the existing and future building stock in sparsely populated areas can be utilized in the production of