MAIN PUBLICATIONS

J. M. Pó, David M. Pera, M. C. Brito, J. M. Alves , A. M. Vallêra,“ Dislocation density in silicon sheets crystalized from a linear molten zone”, 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference proceedings, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014;

Pierre Bellanger, Miguel Centeno Brito, David M. Pera, et al., “New Stress Activation Method for Kerfless Silicon Wafering Using Ag/Al and Epoxy Stress-Inducing Layers” , IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 4, no. 5, (2014) 1228 – 1234

David M.Pera,Killian Lobato, Miguel Brito,Jorge Alves, João Serra, António Vallêra, “New silicon ribbons growth method by linear electric molten zone stimulated by laser”, in 7th International Workshop on Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells proceedings, Fukuoka, Japan, 2013  (Awarded – Promising Young Researcher)

David M. Pera, K. Lobato, M. C. Brito, J. Maia Alves, J. M. Serra, A. M. Vallêra,“Linear electric molten zone stimulated by laser for silicon ribbons growth”, 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference proceedings, Paris, France, 2013;

A. Augusto, D. Pera, H. J. Choi, P. Bellanger, M. C. Brito, J. Maia Alves, A. M. Vallêra, T. Buonassisi, and J. M. Serra,” Residual stress and dislocations density in silicon ribbons grown via optical zone melting”, Journal of Applied Physics 113, 083510 (2013)

P. Bellanger, M.C.Brito, K.Lobato, D.Pera, I.Costa, A. Masolin, J.M. Serra,” Thin silicon foils obtained by a kerfless technique” , 6th International Workshop on Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells proceedings, Aix-de-Bains, France, 2012

P.Bellanger, A.Masolin, M.C.Brito, D.Pera, I.Costa, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, J.M.Serra ,“Thin wafers by the SLIM-cut process using a halogen lamp furnace”, 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference proceedings, Frankfurt, Germany, 2012;

J.M. Serra, D. Pera and G. Gaspar, “On the use of experimental projects to improve learning of photovoltaics”, 6th International Workshop on Teaching in Photovoltaics proceedings, Prague, 2012

D.Pera, F.Serra, “Layout planning and optimization of high density PV power plants”, in International e-Planning Workshop 2012, Lisbon, 2012

Augusto A., Pera D., Serra J.M., Vallêra A.M. ,”Silicon ribbon growth based on the silicon dust substrate process, development overview and state-of-the-art”, in 5th International Workshop on Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells proceedings, Boston, USA, 2011

Pera D., Brito M.C., Alves J. M., Serra J.M., Silva C., Vallêra A.M., “Optimization  Model For High Density Photovoltaic  Power  Plants by Maximization of the Return on Investment”, in 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference proceedings, Hamburg, Germany, 2011

Silva J.A., Pera D, Brito M C., Alves J.M., Serra J.M., Vallêra A.M., “Understanding the sprayed boric acid method for bulk doping of silicon ribbons”, Journal of Crystal Growth 327 (2011) 221–226

F. Reis, D. Pera, L. Pina, J. M. Lopes, S. Coelho, J. Wemans, G. Sorasio, M.C. Brito,” Thermal Modeling of a PV Receiver for CPV Application”,in CPV-7 Conference proceedings, Las Vegas, 2011

Pera D., Augusto A., Maia Alves J. , Brito M.C. , Serra J.M. and Vallêra A.M. “In line fast CVD System for Continous Production of Sillicon Ribbons for Solar Cells By The SDS Process”, in IEEE 34th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference proceedings, June 2009

Pera D.,J.M. Serra, M. C. Brito, J. Maia Alves, A. M. Vallêra “Reliability os Microwave Photoconductivity Lifetime Measurements”, in 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference proceedings, September 2008

D.Pera, P. Gomes, I. Bernardo ,G. Rodrigues, J. Silva, J. Menezes, A. Santo, J.M Alves,”Eolic Concentrator for Energy Harvesting in Highways and Urban Environments”,  2nd Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship Forum proceedings, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012

D.Pera, I. Bernardo, P, Gomes, G. Rodrigues, J. Silva, J. Menezes, A. Santo, J.M Alves,”Eolic Concentrator for Energy Harvesting in Highways and Urban Environments”,  MIT Portugal Energy Night proceedings, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012

J. Gomes, T. Pires, G. Dunca, D. Pera and F. Reis “Shadow Influence on PV Systems Performance: Modeling and Experimental Validation”, MIT Portugal Energy Night proceedings, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012

D. Pera, P.Gomes, J.M.Alves, “Eolic  Concentrator for Energy  Harvesting in Highways and Urban Environment”, IdTechex, Boston, USA, 2011(Awarded as best academic presentation)

Pera D, Hollmuller P., “Thermal Shifter- Passive cooling technology for building”, in Energia 2020 conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 2010