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  • Ensayos preliminares de una microturbina de ciclo orgánico de Rankine alimentada por un campo solar de concentración tipo Fresnel lineala 

    Maldonado, José Miguel; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Mahkamov, Khamid; Costa, Carolina; Kenisarin, Murat; Pili, Piero; Manca, Roberto; Leroux, Arthur; Mintsa Do Ango, André Charles; Bartolini, Carlo M.; Pirro, Matteo; Lynn, Kevin; Mullen, David; Halimic, Elvedin; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Asociación Española de Energía Solar, 2018)
    El propósito de esta investigación es evaluar la influencia del tipo de cemento en sí mismo a altas temperaturas, desestimando el resto de componentes del hormigón. El presente estudio se centra en la ...
  • Advances toward a net-zero global building sector 

    Ürge-Vorsatz, Diana; Khosla, Radhika; Bernhardt, Rob; Chieh Chan, Yi; Vérez, David; Hu, Shan; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Annual Reviews, 2020)
    The building sector is responsible for 39% of process-related greenhouse gas emissions globally, making net- or nearly-zero energy buildings pivotal for reaching climate neutrality. This article reviews recent advances in ...
  • Circular economy of post-consumer textile waste: Classification through infrared spectroscopy 

    Riba, Jordi-Roger; Cantero Gómez, M. Rosa; Canals, Trini; Puig, Rita (Elsevier, 2020-05)
    The textile and fashion industry is amongst the most resource-intensive and polluting industries, thus impacting the natural environment. During the last decades, there has been an increase in the manufacturing of textiles. ...
  • Generación Z y Fortnite: Lo que engancha a los más pequeños 

    Gil Iranzo, Rosa María; Arnedo Moreno, Joan; González, Carina S.; Paderewski, Patricia; Domenech, Marga; Lleras de Frutos, Maria (Asociación Interacción Persona-Ordenador (AIPO), 2020)
    Las formas de interacción de los usuarios de la Generación Z suponen un nuevo desafío para los diseñadores de software. El diseño de videojuegos y aplicaciones que “enganchen” puede fomentar la aparición de ciertos patrones ...
  • Benchmarking of energy demand of domestic and small business buildings 

    Coma Arpón, Julià; Maldonado, José Miguel; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Gimbernat, Toni; Botargues, Teresa; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), 2017)
    Rapid expansion of solar thermal energy for increasing energy efficiency of buildings has been adopted in short/medium and long-term energy strategies of EU countries. This enhancement of energy efficiency in buildings ...
  • ORC Conversion of Solar Heat to Electricity and Low Temperature Heat for Domestic use 

    Leveque, ‪Gaël; Mintsa Do Ango, André Charles; Henry, Gabriel; Leroux, Arthur (The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), 2019)
    The concept of the European project Innova MicroSolar is based on a novel flat Fresnel mirror solar concentrating collector, connected to a Thermal Energy Storage (TES) composed of Phase Change Material (PCM) and reversible ...
  • Numerical Investigation of the Pipelines modeling in a Small-Scale Concentrated Solar Combined Heating and Power Plant 

    Tascioni, Roberto; Arteconi, Alessia; Del Zotto, Luca; Habib, Emanuele; Bocci, Enrico; Moradi, Ramin; Mahkamov, Khamid; Costa, Carolina; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Pili, Piero; Mintsa, André C.; Pirro, Matteo; Gimbernat, Toni; Botargues, Teresa; Halimic, Elvedin; Cioccolanti, Luca (ICCHMT 2019, 2019)
    In this paper four different detailed models of pipelines have been proposed, they are supposed to be used in a quasi steady-state model of a micro solar Combined Heat and Power plant developed under the EU funded project ...
  • Benchmarking of energy demand of domestic and small business buildings 

    Coma Arpón, Julià; Maldonado, José Miguel; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Gimbernat, Toni; Botargues, Teresa; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Edicions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2017)
    In Europe the building sector represents 41% of the final energy consumption and the 40% of the total GHG emissions of end-use sectors (Directive 2010/31/EU) [1]. Solar energy is one of the forms of renewable energy that ...
  • Phenomenological modelling of solid/liquid phase transitions in non-ideal PCM 

    Barz, Tilman; Emhofer, Johann; Marx, Klemens; Zsembinszki, Gabriel; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Edicions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2019)
    Thermal energy storage technologies through solid/liquid phase change materials (PCMs) use the thermodynamic principles of melting and solidification to absorb and release thermal energy. In the ideal case, this technology ...
  • Research trends and perspectives of thermal management of electric batteries: Bibliometric analysis 

    Cabeza, Luisa F.; Frazzica, Andrea; Chàfer, Marta; Vérez, David; Palomba, Valeria (Elsevier, 2020)
    The development of renewable energy sources (RES) to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals of a 100% RES-based energy system has driven a lot of research on batteries for electric vehicles and stationary applications, ...
  • Innovative concentrated solar micro organic Rankine cycle plant system for residential buildings 

    Maldonado, José Miguel; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Mahkamov, Khamid; Costa, Carolina; Kenisarin, Murat; Pili, Piero; Manca, Roberto; Leroux, Arthur; Mintsa Do Ango, André Charles; Bartolini, Carlo M.; Pirro, Matteo; Lynn, Kevin; Mullen, David; Halimic, Elvedin; Cioccolanti, Luca; Arteconi, Alessia; Gimbernat, Toni; Botargues, Teresa; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Edicions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2019)
    Reducing the energy consumption in the building sector, as well as its associated CO2 emissions, is one of the main environmental concerns at worldwide level. In developed countries, the building sector means 41% of the ...
  • Corrosion inhibitors for TES material at high temperature for CSP plants 

    Fernández, Ángel G.; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Edicions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2019)
    Molten salt technology using nitrate salts as thermal energy storage material is the current state-of-the-art of concentrated solar power technology and power tower central receivers are currently limited by the maximum ...
  • Experimental evaluation of different natural cold sinks integrated into a concrete façade 

    Guerrero Delgado, M. Carmen; Sánchez Ramos, José; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Álvarez Domínguez, Servando (Elsevier, 2020)
    The new demands, the climate change and challenges set by society intend to generate major reductions in the heating and cooling demands of buildings. However, conventional measures to improve the performance of the building ...
  • Energy assessment based on semi-dynamic modelling of a photovoltaic driven vapour compression chiller using phase change materials for cold energy storage 

    Varvagiannis, Efstratios; Charalampidis, Antonios; Zsembinszki, Gabriel; Karellas, Sotirios; Cabeza, Luisa F. (2021)
    Solar cooling systems are a promising solution for reducing the electrical consumption of conventional building cooling systems. Among various alternatives, photovoltaic driven vapour compression chillers are currently the ...
  • Flexible heat pump integration to improve sustainable transition toward 4th generation district heating 

    Abokersh, Mohamed Hany; Saikia, Kangkana; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Boer, Dieter; Vallès Rasquera, J. Manel (Elsevier, 2020)
    The movement toward the 4th generation district heating (4GDH) embraces a great opportunity to support the future smart energy development concept. However, its development calls for addressing technological and economic ...
  • Improving the energy efficiency of passive PCM system using controlled natural ventilation 

    Prabhakar, Mohit; Saffari Tabalvandani, Mohammad; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2020)
    In recent years, the building sector has been responsible for continuous increase in energy consumption in the world. Space heating and cooling accounts for 34% of this energy consumption in buildings. In this context, ...
  • Anodic and Cathodic Protection Assessment on Chloride Molten Salts for the Next Generation of CSP Plants 

    Fernández, Ángel G.; Cabeza, Luisa F. (SolarPACES Conference, 2019)
    The prevention of high-temperature corrosion on containment materials plays a critical role, and a corrosion mitigation plan is needed to achieve the target plant lifetime of 30 years. This paper analyzed two mitigation ...
  • Black box modelling of a latent heat thermal energy storage system coupled with heat pipes 

    Arteconi, Alessia; Ferracuti, Francesco; Tascioni, Roberto; Mahkamov, Khamid; Kenisarin, Murat; Costa, Carolina; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Halimic, Elvedin; Mullen, David; Lynn, Kevin; Cioccolanti, Luca (IHPC/IHPS Conference, 2018)
    This paper presents black box models to represent a LHTESS (Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage System) coupled with heat pipes, aimed at increasing the storage performance and at decreasing the time of charging/discharging. ...
  • Dynamic Modelling of a Hybrid Solar Thermal/electric Energy Storage System for Application in Residential Buildings 

    Frazzica, Andrea; Palomba, Valeria; Sergi, Francesco; Ferraro, Marco; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Zsembinszki, Gabriel; Oró Prim, Eduard; Karellas, Sotirios; Varvagiannis, Efstratios; Emhofer, Johann; Barz, Tilman (International Solar Energy Society, 2018)
    The present paper presents the dynamic modelling of a hybrid thermal/electric energy storage for residential applications. Two systems are considered, which are suitable for application in Continental and Mediterranean climates. ...
  • Contribución de proyectos europeos a la reducción del consumo de energía en aplicaciones en edificios y en la industria 

    Cabeza, Luisa F.; Zsembinszki, Gabriel; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Fernández, Ángel G.; Argelich Romà, Josep (RIbERA, 2019)
    El grupo de investigación GREiA de la Universidad de Lleida, España, participa actualmente en seis proyectos financiados por la Comisión Europea a través del programa de investigación e innovación Horizonte 2020, cuyo ...

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