School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr Matthew Little MEng, MSc, PhD

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Research Associate in Off-grid Productive Power

Matthew is an Electronic and Electrical Engineer who has focused on renewable energy systems since 2001. Matthew studied Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Imperial College. He completed the MSc in Renewable Energy Systems at CREST, Loughborough University and then, in 2006, completed a PhD at CREST in Stand-alone Hydrogen Energy Storage Systems. Matthew worked in the Philippines in 2007-2008 installing renewable energy systems (solar PV, micro-hydro and small wind turbines) for remote electrification with SIBAT, an NGO.

Since 2009, Matthew has run a small consultancy (RE-Innovation Ltd) working on a diverse range of projects including grid-connected and off-grid renewable energy systems, data-logging and monitoring systems, product design and embedded hardware.

Matthew has also run renewable energy technical training courses (including the C&G2360 Solar PV Installation City and Guild course) and hands-on workshops for a wide range of ages and abilities.


  • PhD on Electrical Integration of Hydrogen Energy Storage Systems – CREST, Loughborough University
  • MSc Renewable Energy Systems – CREST, Loughborough University
  • MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering – Imperial College
  • City & Guilds 2360 Electrical Installation, parts 1 & 2 – Loughborough College
  • Off-grid power supply systems
  • Stand-alone power supply systems
  • DC load testing, Solar PV
  • Remote monitoring and data acquisition systems
  1. M. Little “Electrical Interconnection of Renewable Energy Sources in a Stand-Alone Power System with Hydrogen Storage”, 2007, PhD Thesis, Loughborough University
  2. M. Little, M. Thomson and D. Infield “Electrical integration of renewable energy into stand-alone power supplies incorporating hydrogen storage” presented at the Second European Hydrogen Energy Conference, Zaragoza, 2005.
  3. M. Little, M. Thomson, and D. G. Infield, “Control of a DC-interconnected renewable-energy-based stand-alone power supply” presented at Universities Power Engineering Conference, Cork, 2005.
  4. M. Little, M. Thomson, and D. G. Infield, “Power converters for use in stand-alone renewable energy systems incorporating hydrogen storage” presented at Universities Power Engineering Conference, Bristol, 2004.