Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Naval Architecture (FESB) at the University of Split (Croatia)
Editor in Chief of Energy Sources Part A journal (Taylor&Francis)
Associate Editor in International Journal of Energy Research (Wiley
Associate Editor in Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier).
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB) at the University of Split (Croatia
The role of photovoltaic technologies in energy transition
The energy transition has already started where notable modifications of convectional energy systems are expected to occur in the upcoming decades. The photovoltaic technologies are leading regarding the overall installed renewable energy capacities and for sure they would play a key role in the future renewable energy mix. The necessity for energy transition would be tackled as well as importance as well as role of the photovoltaic technologies in the ongoing energy transition. Present and market available PV technologies would be discussed, together with some novel concepts. Finally, the strategies for performance improvement of the most used silicon based PV technologies would be also presented.
Sandro Nižetić, PhD, is Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB) at University of Split (Croatia) and Head of department for thermodynamics. He has experience in theoretical and applied thermodynamics, HVAC systems, energy efficiency in buildings, rational usage of energy, utilization of renewable energy sources, and more than eighteen years of the teaching experience. From 2005 he is an ASHRAE member and also ASHRAE student branch advisor at University of Split. From 2009 to 2013 he was UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) project coordinator in Croatia on projects related to the implementation of Energy Efficiency measures in public buildings. He was also the head of the several national research’s projects. He served as a deputy minister in the ministry of construction and spatial planning in the Croatian government and he was also a vice dean for the research at home faculty of FESB. He has visited several research and educational institutions worldwide as visiting researcher or as visiting lecturer and he is author of more than one hundred and sixty research and conference papers as well as several techno-economic case studies for industry. He has organized and chaired several international conferences and co-founder of the SpliTech conference (International conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies). He is head of the laboratory for thermodynamics and energy efficiency at Faculty of FESB, University of Split (LTEF-Laboratory). Currently he is Editor in Chief of Energy Sources Part A journal (Taylor&Francis) and Associate Editor in International Journal of Energy Research (Wiley) as well as Associate Editor in Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier).
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