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Daniel Chemisana Villegas

ICREA Acadèmia 2018

Universitat de Lleida · Engineering Sciences

Daniel Chemisana Villegas

Daniel Chemisana Villegas is Full Professor of Applied Physics at the Escola Politècnica Superior of the Universitat de Lleida, where he leads the Dynamic Systems Applied to Solar Energy SGR research group.  In 2009 he received a PhD degree in the field of Building Integrated Concentrating Photovoltaics from the Applied Physics Section of the Environmental Science Department of the Universitat de Lleida. Since 2009, he has published more than 100 JCR papers (h-index 41) and 10 book chapters. In addition, he holds 3 patents and has advised/is advising 10/5 PhD theses and 4 postdoctoral researchers.

Research interests

My research focuses on the combination of optics and photovoltaics to obtain more efficient ways of solar energy conversion in buildings. The cross-cutting goal is to promote nearly-zero energy buildings enhancing the utilization of solar energy by maximizing generation and/or illumination control of the interior spaces depending on building energetic and architectural requirements. To achieve this combined goal, and taking into consideration building integration issues, a trade-off methodology to figure the optimum global solutions out becomes essential.


Renewable Energies, Solar Energy, Concentrating Optics, Concentrating Photovoltaics, Building Integrated Photovoltaics, Hybrid Photovoltaic-Thermal Solar Collectors

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