April 21, 2020

More than one month has gone since the start of the lockdown. It is difficult to make predictions on when everything will be back to normal. At least, luckily all is good here.

These weeks has been filled with analysis and some writing. Let’s start with a good news: a n...

March 14, 2020

After Italy, also Spain has stopped. Yesterday the Prime Minister has declared the State of Emergency. No movements for at least two weeks, if not for work, grocery shopping or major force.

This means that I will be working home for the next weeks. Some international me...

February 11, 2020

I am writing this new blog post with some delay. Sorry! Welcome to the second year of NoSoilPV. I feel I had a successful first year. Indeed, in 2019:

  • I had 4 peer reviewed articles published, two of which as first author.

  • I delivered oral presentations to majo...

November 13, 2019

Two weeks ago, I participated in the 2019 International PV Soiling Workshop, organized by NREL (USA) and IRESEN (Morocco), in Marrakech, Morocco. It was a great occasion for meeting colleagues and experts focused on PV soiling and to present the progress we made in Jaé...

October 14, 2019

This summer has been quite fruitful. We have a perspective published in Joule, a multidisciplinary Cell Press journal, where we assess the global impact of soiling and we review the potential and challenges of various soiling mitigation techniques. The work was led by ...

August 12, 2019

A brief summer update! A new paper has just been published in Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, on the spectral effects of soiling on CPV systems. It can be accessed for free (for limited time) at authors.elsevier.com/a/1ZXlk3In-93NWT. The paper shows how blue-ri...

July 15, 2019

There a number of events that will take place in the next months in which I will be involved. In September, I will be delivering a presentation about our soiling extraction model to the 36th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, in Marseille, Fr...

June 24, 2019

I am writing this post with a couple of weeks of delay, as the last period has been quite intense, and exciting, at the end. I have been attending a MSCA monitoring event, in Bruxelles, Belgium, and the 46th IEEE PVSC conference, in Chicago, IL, USA.

The meeting in Brux...

May 17, 2019

Since the end of the Semana Santa, my month has been full of activities. We have been extremely happy to host Matthew Muller, former colleague of mine at NREL, for a week. Matt delivered a presentation to the CEAEMA staff and students on the current research...

April 9, 2019

I have just delivered a lecture on soiling to the students of the Master in “Renewable Energy”. We spoke about monitoring and mitigation technologies. This is part of my effort, within the NoSoilPV project, to develop my lecturing skills and to disseminate knowledge on...

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