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Dr. Santiago Silvestre

Universitat Politècnica de Cataluny, Spain

Associate Professor

Email: Santiago.silvestre@upc.edu

Research fields

Solar Cells

Photovoltaic Systems


1996 Ph.D.,Telecommunications Engineering,Universitat Politècnica de Cataluny, Spain

1992 M.Sc.,Telecommunications Engineering,Universitat Politècnica de Cataluny,Spain

Publications (selected)

  1. J. Arroyo, S. Silvestre,A. Coll,L. Castañer, “Thermal response of AlN and CNx films as coatings of thin film anemometers” ,Measurement,Vol. 46, Issue 4, 2013, pp. 1421–1426.
  2. Boronat, A.; Silvestre, S.; Castañer, L. “Optical and compositional characterization of GaAs(Ti) thin films deposited by R.F. magnetron sputtering” Journal of non-crystalline solids", 2013, Vol. 359, núm. 1,pp. 21-26.
  3. NuriGokmen, EnginKaratepe ,BerkCelik,Santiago Silvestre. “Simple diagnostic approach for determining of faulted PV modules in string based PV arrays”, Solar energy, 2012, Vol. 86, núm. 11, pp. 3364-3377.
  4. A. Boronat, S. Silvestre,D. Fuertes Marrón,L. Castañer,A. Martí,A. Luque,“Optical absorption of radio frequency sputtered GaAs(Ti) films.” Journal of materials science. Materials in electronics, 2012,
  5. DOI :10.1007/s10854-012-0864-9.
  6. AissaChouder,Santiago Silvestre,NawelSadaoui,LazharRahmani, “Modeling and simulation of a grid connected PV system based on the evaluation of main PV module parameters ", Simulation modelling practice and theory, 2012, Vol. 20, núm. 1, pp. 46-58.
  7. Silvestre, S.“Review of system design and sizing tools” , Practical Handbook of Photovoltacis, fundamentals and applications. Elsevier, 2011, pp. 673-694.
  8. Sandra Bermejo, Santiago Silvestre, Pablo Ortega, Gerard Herrera, Light harvesting photovoltaic mini-generator, Progress in photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 2011, Vol. 20 (8),pp. 967-974.
  9. Silvestre, S.; Chouder, A. “Fault detection and automatic supervision methodology for PV systems”,Proc. of the5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion,Valencia, Spain, 2010, pp. 4534-4536.
  10. Silvestre, S.; Boronat, A.; Castañer, L.; D. Fuertes Marrón ; A. Martí; A. Luque,“Study of GaAs(Ti) thin films as candidates for IB solar cells manufacturing”, Proc. of the 35th IEEE photovoltaic specialists conference ( PVSC). Honolulu, Hawai: IEEE Press. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010, pp. 1210-1212.
  11. Chouder, A.; Silvestre, S.,Automatic supervision and fault detection of PV systems based on power losses analysis , Energy conversion and management", 2010, Vol. 51, núm. 10, pp. 1929-1937.
  12. Silvestre, S.; Chouder,A.,“Identifiying causes of power reduction in photovoltaic systems”. Proc. Of the 35th IEEE photovoltaic specialists conference (PVSC). Honolulu, Hawai: IEEE Press. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010, pp. 2318-2320.
  13. Silvestre, S.; Boronat, A.; Chouder, A., “Study of bypass diodes configuration on PV modules”, Applied energy,2009, Vol. 86, núm. 9, p. 1632-1640.
  14. Chouder, A.; Silvestre, S., Analysis Model of Mismatch Power Losses in PV Systems, Journal of solar energy engineering. Transactions of the ASME,2009, Vol. 131, pp. 1-5.
  15. Silvestre, S.; Chouder, A., Effects of shadowing on photovoltaic module performance. Progress in photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 2008, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 141–149.
  16. Guasch, D.; Silvestre, S., Dynamic battery model for Photovoltaic applications. Progress in photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 2003, Vol. 11, núm. 3, pp. 193-206.
  17. Ortega, P.; Silvestre, S.; Castañer, L., “Short-circuit current of solar cells under artificial light”, Progress in photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 2003, Vol. 11, núm. 2, pp. 131-138.
  18. Castañer, L.; Silvestre, S. "Modelling Photovoltaic Systems using PSpice". John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2002.
  19. Moreno, A.; Julve, J.; Silvestre, S.; Castañer, L., “SPICE macromodelling of photovoltaic systems”,Progress in photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 2000, Vol. 8, núm. 3, pp. 293-306.
  20. Silvestre, S.; Sentis, L.; Castañer, L., “A low cost measurement system for the spectral response of solar cells”,"IEEE transactions on instrumentation and measurement, 1999, Vol. 45, núm. 5, pp. 944-948.
  21. L. Castañer,SSilvestre,J. Carter,D. Parton, P Ashburn, “ Effects of fluorine in silicon solar cells with polysilicon contacts”, Solar energy materials and solar cells,1998, Vol. 53, núm. 1-2, pp. 115-129.

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