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Researchers of the IDL Developed Prototype of a Passive Solar Tracker System

Researchers of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) and Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL) developed a prototype of a passive solar tracker system which follows the sun in the sky without using any electricity, for increased solar energy harvesting. This prototype is installed on the campus of the FCUL and results from a [...]

By |2019-09-18T08:48:00+00:00September 18th, 2019|Energy|0 Comments

Presentation of the PVCITY Project

  The PVCITY project - Solar potential in urban environment is a project started in 2014 and developed by researchers of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) with funding of the FCT. The main objective of the project is the production of tools to estimate the solar potential of city's buildings, including roofs and facades. For [...]

By |2019-07-25T13:52:48+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Energy|0 Comments

Researchers of the IDL in the VI Encontro Internacional da Casa das Ciências

  The VI Encontro Internacional da Casa das Ciências took place between 10 and 12 July 2019 in the campus of the University of Lisbon and joined about 1000 teachers from elementary and secondary schools. This is the largest accredited formation event in the area of science teaching held in Portugal and had more than [...]

IDL at the Ciência 2019 Meeting

The Ciência 2019 took place between 8 and 10 July in the Centro de Congressos of Lisbon. This annual meeting of Portuguese researchers aims to promote the broad debate of the main themes and challenges of the scientific agenda beyond the universe of research. Therefore, the main objective of this meeting is to stimulate participation [...]

By |2019-07-25T13:31:01+00:00July 16th, 2019|Climate, Energy, Geology|0 Comments

Researcher of the IDL Creates the Energy Atlas of Madeira

Rui Caldeira, researcher of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) and director of the Observatório Oceânico da Madeira (OOM) was on the 90 segundos de ciência program talking about his recent work to create the energy atlas for the autonomous region of Madeira. In this work it was calculated the energy potential that comes from exposure to [...]

By |2019-07-25T13:17:41+00:00July 5th, 2019|Energy|0 Comments

Ana Rita Montes receives “Best Oral Presentation” Award in Boston

Ana Rita Montes, IDL's PhD student received the "Best oral presentation in the Silicon for PV (photovoltaic) symposium Award" at the MRS (Material Research Society) Fall 2018 Conference, that took place in Boston in the end of November. She presented: "BaSi2 thin films for PV applications studied by Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy". Congratulations Rita!

By |2018-12-20T14:16:36+00:00December 20th, 2018|Energy|0 Comments

Say What?! IDL beyond the Science – Miguel Centeno Brito

Miguel Centeno Brito é ativista antirracista desde os tempos da adolescência. Militante no SOS Racismo, participou em inúmeras denúncias e tomadas públicas de posição, debates e ações de formação e produção de livros e brochuras contra a discriminação racial. Mas o que mais o estimula é o espaço de reflexão que o ativismo proporciona. Um [...]

By |2018-12-05T15:55:31+00:00November 29th, 2018|Energy|0 Comments

PhinallyDone – PhD Survival Guide (Sara Freitas) Sara Freitas just returned from her “PhD trip”, which started back in December 2013. We asked her to build a PhD survival guide, which can help others who wish to embark on the same journey. When to go? I was in the middle of my master - and didn’t even know what a PhD [...]

By |2018-11-09T13:04:56+00:00November 7th, 2018|Energy|0 Comments

FOREVAR (Food waste reduction and valorization) is the winner

Joana Ortigueira, PhD student of IDL and IST (supervised by Carla Silva -IDL and Patrícia Moura- LNEG), won the first place in the Toste de Azevedo Award, attributed by the Portuguese Association for Hydrogen. The wining project is entitled FOREVAR (Food waste reduction and valorization) and focuses on the collection and valorization of food waste [...]

By |2018-10-17T14:24:23+00:00October 17th, 2018|Energy|0 Comments

Raquel Figueiredo receives “Best Poster Award in Sustainable Energy Systems”

Laat Monday, IDL's PhD student Raquel Figueiredo received the "Best Poster Award in Sustainable Energy Systems" during MIT Portugal Annual's Conference.  Raquel is studying the impact of climate change in the Portuguese electrical system, under the supervision of Miguel Centeno Brito and Pedro Nunes, IDL researchers. The awarded poster "Simulation of power systems: proposal of an enhanced [...]

By |2018-10-08T15:45:43+00:00October 8th, 2018|Energy|0 Comments