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Rhythm Singh
Assistant Professor
rhythm[at]hre.iitr.ac.in
+91-1332-285148
https://www.iitr.ac.in/~HRE/Rhythm_Singh
Research Interests

Biosketch
Educational Details
Professional Background

Research
Projects
Publications
Patents
Books
Collaborations

Honours and Awards
Honors
Memberships

Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements

Students
Supervisions
Associate Scholars

Miscellaneous
Events
Visits
Administrative Positions
Miscellaneous
Research Interests
Solar PV systems, Rooftop PV applications, Solar resource variability assessment, Application of AI/ML/Fintech to renewable energy, Grid-connected renewable energy systems, Potential estimation, grid integration issues and long-term planning, Energy systems modelling for clean energy transition
BioSketch
Educational Details
IIT Bombay
2018
PhD, Energy Science and Engineering
IIT Delhi
2009
M.Tech, Energy Studies
MNNIT Allahabad
2007
B.Tech, Electrical Engineering
Professional Background
Assistant Professor
17 Dec 2018 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Assistant Professor
10 Jul 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
IIT Bhilai
Assistant Professor
01 Aug 2014 - 06 Jul 2018
National Institute of Construction Management and Research
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Low-carbon pathways for transport and energy sectors 20 Jul 2023 Energy systems modelling 41,15,414 International Sustainable Energy Foundation, USA Pratham Arora, Tarun Sharma
Blockchain-based P2P Energy Trading Platform for Rooftop Solar PV Users 30 Mar 2023 Fintech application to renewable energy 48,00,000 IIT Bhilai Innovation and Technology Foundation Raksha Sharma
Machine-learning based PV power forecast solutions for PV integration in diverse climatic zones across Serbia and India 27 Dec 2022 AI/ML applications to renewable energy 12,15,000 Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India Raksha Sharma
Development of national scheme for advanced grid-scale energy storage technologies 15 Jun 2022 Energy policy development 83,02,086 New Venture Fund, Washington, USA Arun Kumar, Amit Bhosale, Ashwini Sharma, Himanshu Jain, Pratham Arora
Exploring low carbon transportation pathways for India 15 May 2022 Energy systems modelling 31,65,414 New Venture Fund, Washington, USA Pratham Arora, Tarun Sharma
Machine-learning based PV power forecast and grid support solutions for PV integration in diverse climatic zones in India 05 Dec 2021 AI/ML application to renewable energy 58,00,000 iHUB DivyaSampark, Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) for Device Technology and Materials, IIT Roorkee Raksha Sharma
Development of solar-powered decentralized fertilizer production-cum-irrigation units 09 Aug 2021 Solar PV application 68,26,210 Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India Pratham Arora, Amit Bhosale
Study of Solar Resource Variability and Development of Possible Forecasting Mechanisms for Solar PV Applications 15 Oct 2020 Solar PV application 18,00,000 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee




Publications
Effect of PV power forecast error on the frequency of a standalone microgrid system
2024
Gupta, P. and Singh, R.* | AIP Publishing
Journal: Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Energy storage potential of used electric vehicle batteries for supporting renewable energy generation in India
2024
Chauhan, R., Santran, R., Obrecht, M. and Singh, R.* | Elsevier
Journal: Energy for Sustainable Development
Explicit representation of S-shaped and standard VI curve of illuminated solar cell
2024
Das, A.K. and Singh, R.* | Elsevier
Journal: Renewable Energy Pages: 120899 , Volumes: 231 ,
Impact of battery swapping in the passenger sector: EV adoption, emissions, and energy mix
2024
Patel, M., Arora, P.*, Singh, R., Mahapatra, D., Chaturvedi, V. and Saini, S.K. | Elsevier
Journal: Energy Pages: 131393 , Volumes: 298 ,
Theoretical derivation of super-ellipse model as approximation of physics-based implicit model for solar PV
2024
Das, A.K. and Singh, R.* | Elsevier
Journal: Solar Energy Pages: 112551 , Volumes: 274 ,
Understanding vehicle demand dynamics in Indian road transport: A qualitative framework
2024
Santran, R. and Singh, R.* | Wiley
Journal: Systems Research and Behavioral Science Pages: 623-639 , Volumes: 41(4) ,
Prospects of solar-powered nitrogenous fertilizers
2023
Srivastava, N., Saquib, M., Rajput, P., Bhosale, A.C., Singh, R. and Arora, P.* | Elsevier
Journal: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Pages: 113691 , Volumes: 187 ,
Carbon Pricing Impact Evaluation on Transport Sector: A Comparative Analysis for India
2023
Patel, M., Singh, R., Arora, P.* and Mahapatra, D. | IACE
Journal: Chemical Engineering Transactions Pages: 811-816 , Volumes: 103 ,
Forecasting hourly day-ahead solar photovoltaic power generation by assembling a new adaptive multivariate data analysis with a long short-term memory network
2023
Gupta, P. and Singh, R.* | Elsevier
Journal: Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks Pages: 101133 , Volumes: 35 ,
Combining a deep learning model with multivariate empirical mode decomposition for hourly global horizontal irradiance forecasting
2023
Gupta, P. and Singh, R.* | Elsevier
Journal: Renewable Energy Pages: 908-927 , Volumes: 206 ,
Combining simple and less time complex ML models with multivariate empirical mode decomposition to obtain accurate GHI forecast
2023
Gupta, P. and Singh, R.* | Elsevier
Journal: Energy Pages: 125844 , Volumes: 263 ,
Study of hourly site-pair correlations of the clear-sky index and its predictor variables for long-term resource planning of solar cities
2022
Singh, R.* and Gautam, J. | Taylor & Francis
Journal: International Journal of Ambient Energy Pages: 7218-7228 , Volumes: 43(1) ,
PV power forecasting based on data-driven models: a review
2021
Gupta, P. and Singh, R.* | Taylor & Francis
Journal: International Journal of Sustainable Engineering Pages: 1733-1755 , Volumes: 14(6) ,
Solar-city plans with large-scale energy storage: Metrics to assess the ability to replace fossil-fuel based power
2021
Singh, R.* | Elsevier
Journal: Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments Pages: 101065 , Volumes: 44 ,
Approximate rooftop solar PV potential of Indian cities for high-level renewable power scenario planning
2020
Singh, R.* | Elsevier
Journal: Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments Pages: 100850 , Volumes: 42 ,
Energy sufficiency aspirations of India and the role of renewable resources: Scenarios for future
2018
Singh, R.* | Elsevier
Journal: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Pages: 2783-2795 , Volumes: 81(2) ,
Impact of Large-Scale Rooftop Solar PV Integration: An Algorithm for Hydrothermal-Solar Scheduling (HTSS)
2017
Singh, R.* and Banerjee, R. | Elsevier
Journal: Solar Energy Pages: 988-1004 , Volumes: 157 ,
Impact of Solar Panel Orientation on Large Scale Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Scenario for Mumbai.
2016
Singh, R.* and Banerjee, R. | Elsevier
Journal: Energy Procedia Pages: 401-411 , Volumes: 90 ,
Estimation of rooftop solar photovoltaic potential of a city
2015
Singh, R.* and Banerjee, R. | Elsevier
Journal: Solar Energy Pages: 589-602 , Volumes: 115 ,
Books
  • Jain, S. and Singh, R., 2022. Design and Simulation of Structural Components of Affordable, Automated Solar Panel Cleaning Mechanism. In Govindan K., Kumar H., Yadav S. (eds) Advances in Mechanical and Materials Technology. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. (pp. 201-210). Springer, Singapore.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-2794-1_18
  • Karna S.K. and Singh R. 2021, A Framework for Assessing the Viability of Solar PV in Province-2 of Nepal Using System Dynamics Approach In: Saran V.H., Misra R.K. (eds) Advances in Systems Engineering. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Singapore.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8025-3_78
  • Singh R. and Kumar, C., 2011, Online Voltage Stability Assessment using ANN and Continuation Power Flow, VDM Verlag, Saarbrucken, Germany.
Honors And Awards
Honors
Vision India Foundation and the Embassy of Israel, India
2019
World Governance Expedition Scholarship
International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Elsevier
2018
Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing
Applied Energy, Elsevier
2018
Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing
44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (2017 IEEE PVSC-44), Washington D.C., USA
2017
Best Poster Award
Solar Energy, Elsevier
2017
Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
2011
Doctoral Fellowship
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
2007
Postgraduate Scholarship
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
2007
Prof. R. N. Tiwari Gold Medal for Academic Excellence
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), United Kingdom
2006
IET International Scholarship
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
2006
Institute Merit Scholarship
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
2005
Institute Merit Scholarship
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
2003
Institute Merit Scholarship
MemberShips
System Dynamics Society
03 Oct 2022 - Present
Member
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
01 Feb 2019 - Present
Member
International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
01 Oct 2017 - 30 Sep 2020
Professional Member
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Solar PV: Concepts, Technology and Applications ( HRE-303 )
Spring
Solar Photovoltaic Design and Application ( HRE-540 )
Spring
Financing, Policy and Regulations for Renewable Energy ( HRE-584 )
Spring
Hydro Electric Equipment ( HRE-514 )
Autumn
Instrumentation for Small Hydro Power Station ( HRE-526 )
Spring
Rural Electrical Energy System Planning and Design ( HRE-528 )
Autumn
Energy Conservation and Management ( HRE-542 )
Autumn
Renewable Energy Resources Development Technology ( IHR-302 )
Spring
Students
SuperVisions
Dynamics of Low-Carbon Transportation Growth in India: Battery Electric Vehicles vs. H2-Powered Vehicles
29 Dec 2021 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Ram Santran
Explicit Analytical Model for Voltage- Current Characteristics of Illuminated Solar PV Module
20 Apr 2022 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Abhik Kumar Das
Incorporating Distributed Generation and Demand Side Resources in Distribution Resource Planning
31 Jul 2020 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Souvik Roy
Consumer Engagement for Demand Side Management and Smart Grid Transition in Indian Context
31 Jul 2020 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Robins Anto
Integrated Assessment Modelling for Sustainable Transportation
02 Jan 2020 - Present
Other Supervisors: Dr Pratham Arora, Dr Diptiranjan Mahapatra, Scholar: Meenakshi Patel
Solar resource variability assessment and forecasting for PV applications
01 Jul 2019 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Priya Gupta
Energy storage potential of used electric vehicle batteries for renewable energy generation in India
15 Jun 2021 - 07 Feb 2023
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Rajat Chauhan
Optimization and Congestion Management in Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading Network
01 Jul 2020 - 24 May 2021
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Arun Singh Mehra
Analysis of variability in power generation from solar PV systems
01 Jun 2020 - 30 Jun 2021
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Manoj Singh Bisht
Metaheuristic optimization of short-term hydrothermal-solar scheduling
01 Jun 2020 - 30 Jun 2021
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Tathagata Biswas
Study of hourly solar radiation site-pair correlations for long term resource planning
01 Jul 2019 - 30 Jun 2020
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Jatin
Analytical study of built-up areas for rooftop solar PV installation
01 Jul 2019 - 30 Jun 2020
Other Supervisors: Dr. Avlokita Agrawal, Scholar: Praveen Kumar
Development and simulation of structural components of self-cleaning mechanisms for solar PV panels
01 Jul 2019 - 30 Jun 2020
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Shubham Jain
Assessment of viability of utility-scale solar PV in province-2 of Nepal using system dynamics
01 Jul 2019 - 30 Jun 2020
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Swatantra Kumar Karna
Miscellaneous
Events
Training program on “Impact on Grid due to High Penetration of Renewable Energy”
01 Dec 2022 - 03 Dec 2022
National Hydro Power Corporation
Invited as Session Chair for a session on “Grid Integrated Renewable Energy Systems” at the 7th IEEE International Conference on Computer Applications in Electrical Engineering
29 Oct 2023 - Present
New technologies in the power sector
18 Nov 2022 - 19 Nov 2022
International Conference on Hydro and Renewable Energy: Net-Zero Carbon Energy Systems
17 Oct 2022 - 18 Oct 2022
Solar Resource Assessment for PV Power Projects
22 Feb 2022 - 22 Feb 2022
Power Purchase Agreements of Renewable Energy Projects
08 Nov 2021 - 12 Nov 2021
SAARC Energy Centre
The role of alternate energy technologies in India's growth
09 Aug 2021 - 09 Aug 2021
Green Time-of-Day (ToD) based tariff
19 Apr 2021 - 19 Apr 2021
HRED, IIT Roorkee with USAID PACE-D 2.0 RE
Rooftop solar PV business models for low paying consumers of utilities
08 Apr 2021 - 09 Apr 2021
HRED, IIT Roorkee with USAID PACE-D 2.0 RE
Solar Resource Assessment for PV Power Projects
16 Mar 2021 - 16 Mar 2021
Solar PV Potential Estimation
14 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021
Modelling and Simulation of Energy Systems
11 Jan 2021 - 15 Jan 2021
Quality Improvement Program, IIT Roorkee
Rooftop Solar PV Potential Estimation for Smart City Development
31 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2021
Solar PV Potential Estimation for Power Scenario Planning
28 Jan 2021 - 28 Jan 2021
Solar PV Potential Estimation for Planning of Renewable Energy Scenario
06 Jan 2021 - 06 Jan 2021
Solar Resource Assessment for Planning of Solar Power Plants
09 Dec 2020 - 09 Dec 2020
Modelling and Simulation of Energy Systems
19 Oct 2020 - 23 Oct 2020
AICTE
Solar PV Potential Estimation
14 Oct 2020 - 14 Oct 2020
Distributed Control System, Instrumentation, SCADA systems and Communication Network
28 Sep 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
NHPC
Student Solar Ambassadors Workshop
02 Oct 2019 - 02 Oct 2019
IIT Roorkee
Solar PV Potential Estimation
17 Sep 2020 - 17 Sep 2020
Session on Higher Studies: Insights into the world of Research and Academics
27 Jun 2020 - 27 Jun 2020
Solar Energy for Rural Development
04 Feb 2020 - 04 Feb 2020
Hydro-electric Equipment
29 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2020
Estimation of Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Potential of a City
15 Mar 2015 - 15 Mar 2015
Visits
Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA, Belgrade, Serbia
2023-06-21
Inernational bilateral research project
41st International System Dynamics Conference, Chicago, USA
2023-07-24
For presenting a paper
46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Chicago, USA
2019-06-15
For paper presentation
Israel Democracy Institute; Hatzerim; Netafim; Taglit, Israel
2019-03-29
As part of a delegation for the World Governance Expedition 2019
44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Washington D.C., USA
2017-06-21
For paper presentation
Administrative Positions
Faculty In-charge, Building
09 Nov 2022 - 30 Sep 2023
Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy, IIT Roorkee
Faculty In-charge, Solar Energy Lab
01 Apr 2023 - Present
Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy, IIT Roorkee
Faculty In-charge, Purchase & Store
11 Jul 2022 - Present
Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy, IIT Roorkee
Invited member, Department Faculty Search Committee
10 Jan 2022 - 09 Jan 2023
Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Roorkee
Faculty In-charge, Time-table and Examinations
03 Jan 2019 - 30 Sep 2023
Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy, IIT Roorkee
Faculty In-charge, Electrical Lab
01 Jan 2019 - Present
Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy, IIT Roorkee
Member, Ranking Analytics Committee (RAC)
01 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2021
IIT Roorkee
Convener, Faculty Search Committee
01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy, IIT Roorkee
Warden, Castle Dio Boys' Hostel
14 Aug 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
IIT Bhilai
Coordinator of PG program in Project Engineering and Management
01 Jul 2017 - 30 Jun 2018
National Institute of Construction Management and Research
Industrial Consultancy

 

Title of the Project Funding Agency Duration
Third-Party inspection for Capital Maintenance works of Unit 3 and some works of all Units of Ramganga Power Station Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. Mar 2020 - Feb 2021
Third-Party inspection for Capital Maintenance works of Unit 4 of Khodri Power Station Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. Sep 2019 - Aug 2020
Inspection of existing ABCBs of 220 kV feeders and bus coupler at Chhibro Power Station Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

 

Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings
    • Singh, S.K., Yadav, S., Bjelic, I.B. and Singh, R., 2023, June. Comparative Analysis of Univariate and Multivariate Models for Solar Irradiance Forecasting. In 2023 58th International Scientific Conference on Information, Communication and Energy Systems and Technologies (ICEST) (pp. 155-160). IEEE.
      DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEST58410.2023.10187242
    • Patel, M., Singh, R., Arora, P. and Mahapatra, D., 2022, October. Assessment of total cost of ownership for electric two-wheelers with point charging and battery swapping in the Indian scenario. In 2022 International Conference and Utility Exhibition on Energy, Environment and Climate Change (ICUE) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.
      DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICUE55325.2022.10113504
    • Jain, S. and Singh, R., 2022. Design and Simulation of Structural Components of Affordable, Automated Solar Panel Cleaning Mechanism. In Govindan K., Kumar H., Yadav S. (eds) Advances in Mechanical and Materials Technology. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. (pp. 201-210). Springer, Singapore.
      DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-2794-1_18
    • Gupta, P. and Singh, R., 2021. Univariate model for hour ahead multi-step solar irradiance forecasting. In 2021 IEEE 48th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), (pp. 0494-0501). IEEE, 2021.
      DOI: 10.1109/PVSC43889.2021.9519002
    • Karna, S. K. and Singh, R., 2021. A Framework for Assessing the Viability of Solar PV in Province-2 of Nepal Using System Dynamics Approach. In: Saran V.H., Misra R.K. (eds) Advances in Systems Engineering. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. (pp. 827-836). Springer, Singapore.
      DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8025-3_78
    • Soni, Y. P., Fernandez, E. and Singh, R., 2019. Evaluation of Loading of Individual Buses on Voltage Regulation in a Radial Microgrid Feeder. In 2019 International Conference on Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (UPCON), (pp. 1-4). IEEE, 2019.
      DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/UPCON47278.2019.8980159
    • Singh, R., 2019, June. Rooftop PV aspirations of India’s National Solar Mission and the green building codes: The missing links and the way ahead. In 2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), (pp. 1717-1723). IEEE, 2019.
      DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980644
    • Singh, R. and Banerjee, R., 2017, June. Investigation of City-Level Site-Pair Correlations of Solar Variability using Empirical Satellite Data. In Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2017 IEEE 44th (pp. 1151-1157). IEEE, 2017.
      DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366329
    • Deshpande, P.M. and Singh, R., 2017. Study and analysis of refinery project risk with composite factor method. In M.G. Korgaonker and J. Koner (eds.), Managing Construction and Related Sectors: Challenges, Opportunities, Status and Trends (COST) in India, ICCRIP-2016, National Institute of Construction Management and Research, Pune, India, (pp. 86-98). NICMAR. ISBN No.: 978-93-5268-179-2
    • Singh, R. and Banerjee, R., 2013, June. Estimation of roof-top photovoltaic potential using satellite imagery and GIS. In Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2013 IEEE 39th (pp. 2343-2347). IEEE, 2013.
      DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744945
    • Balasubramanian, R. and Singh, R., 2011, September. Power system voltage stability analysis using ANN and continuation power flow methods. In Intelligent System Application to Power Systems (ISAP), 2011 16th International Conference on (pp. 1-7). IEEE, 2011.
      DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ISAP.2011.6082192
    • Agarwal, V., Kumar, A., Singh, R. and Robin, T.J., 2007, December. Modified PWM schemes for Cyclo-inverters. In Power Engineering Conference, 2007. IPEC 2007. International (pp. 655-660). IEEE, 2007. ISBN No.: 978-981-05-9423-7
    • Singh, R., 2019.  Sustainability and Energy Conservation in Built Habitat through Daily Life Choices: A few Case Studies. Proceedings of Seminar on Renewable Energy and Efficiency Measures in Built Habitat, March 8, 2019, pp.210-217.  CPWD, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
    • Singh, R., 2016.  Urban India: Reaching out to the Sun. Geography and You, 15(94), pp.40-43. ISSN No.: 2347884-5