We develop hybrid technologies and solutions integrating renewable energy generation at different scales. Among them, we develop solutions to support management of District Heating and Cooling (DHC) networks, for improved operation of the different generation, distribution and end-use components, including the exploitation of waste energy recovery potential in industrial processes.
Our solutions optimize communications for a secure and efficient operation of renewable power generation and industrial plants, particularly addressing the characterization of failures within their electrical networks.
Finally, we work on solutions for the integration of hydrogen as a key vector in the transition towards the decarbonisation of the global energy model.
- Dynamic modelling and simulation of energy solutions (e.g. TRNSYS, EnergyPlus).
- Design of advanced management strategies for innovative energy systems in buildings and local energy networks.
- Design and analysis of Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs), including Measurement and Verification (M&V) under IPMVP protocol.
- Design of monitoring strategies and application of measurement techniques in energy facilities.
- Quality analysis in electrical networks.
- Renewable energy systems.
- Waste energy recovery.
- Sustainable solutions in the axis water-energy.
- Quality analysis of the electricity grid.
- Management of District Heating and Cooling (DHC) networks.
- Use of hydrogen as an energy vector.
Networks and Platforms
- A.SPIRE: A.SPIRE.
- ECTP: European Construction Technology Platform.
- EFFRA: European Factories of the Future Research Association.
- ISES: International Solar Energy Society.
- PTE-ee: Spanish Technological Platform for Energy Efficiency.
- RHC-ETIP: European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling.
- Pedro J. Martínez, Victor M. Soto , Luis A. Bujedo & Juan Rodriguez (2020). Design of a 35 kW Solar Cooling Demonstration Facility for a Hotel in Spain. Applied Sciences, 10(2) 496.
- Pedro J. Martínez, Victor M. Soto , Juan Rodriguez & Luis A. Bujedo (2019) Analysis of a DOAS operation in different Spanish climates using an experimentally validated TRNSYS model. International Journal of Ventilation, 19(2) 97-111
- Martínez, J. C., Martinez, P. J., & Bujedo, L. A. (2016). Development and experimental validation of a simulation model to reproduce the performance of a 17.6 kW LiBr–water absorption chiller. Renewable energy, 86, 473-482.
- Macía, A., Bujedo, L. A., Magraner, T., & Chamorro, C. R. (2013). Influence parameters on the performance of an experimental solar-assisted ground-coupled absorption heat pump in cooling operation. Energy and Buildings, 66, 282-288.
- Bujedo, L. A., Rodríguez, J., & Martínez, P. J. (2011). Experimental results of different control strategies in a solar air-conditioning system at part load. Solar energy, 85(7), 1302-1315.
- Andrés-Chicote, M., Tejero-González, A., Velasco-Gómez, E., & Rey-Martínez, F. J. (2012). Experimental study on the cooling capacity of a radiant cooled ceiling system. Energy and Buildings, 54, 207-214.
- Soutullo, S., Bujedo, L. A., Samaniego, J., Borge, D., Ferrer, J. A., Carazo, R., & Heras, M. R. (2016). Energy performance assessment of a polygeneration plant in different weather conditions through simulation tools. Energy and Buildings, 124, 7-18.
Ali Vasallo Belver
Head of Energy Division
Manuel Andrés Chicote
Head of Energy Systems Area
The overall objective of REWARDHeat is to demonstrate a new generation of low-temperature district heating and cooling (DHC) networks, which will be able to recover renewable (RES) and residual (WH) heat available at low temperatures.
The SunHorizon project aims to demonstrate that combining technologies (TPs) such as solar panels and managed heat pumps with a controller with predictive, proactive and self-learning capabilities saves energy.
The objective of the ReUseHeat project is to demonstrate pioneering, advanced, modular and replicable systems that make it possible to reuse the excess heat available on an urban scale.
The objective of the GIRTER project is to develop an intelligent energy management tool and aid in the operation of district heat and cold networks