Miguel Centeno Brito
Assistant Professor, FCUL
Phone:+351 21 7500887| Ext: 28337| Email: mcbrito@fc.ul.pt


Miguel is interested in everything that relates to solar photovoltaics including
• solar energy potential assessment, in particular in the urban environment
• measurement of solar radiation and solar radiation models, in the present and future climates
• solar energy in present and future energy systems
• solar energy forecasting, for improved energy system management
• photovoltaics technology
• solar energy for remote electrification


1. R. Figueiredo, P. Nunes, M.C. Brito, The feasibility of solarparking lots for electric vehicles, Energy (2017), http://doi:10.1016/j.energy.2017.09.024
2. M.C. Brito, S. Freitas, S. Guimarães, C. Catita, P. Redweik, The importance of facades for the solar PV potential of a Mediterranean city using LiDAR data, Renewable Energy, Volume 111, October 2017, Pages 85-94, ISSN 0960-1481, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2017.03.085.
3. J.M. Correia, A. Bastos, M.C. Brito, R.M. Trigo, The influence of the main large-scale circulation patterns on wind power production in Portugal, Renewable Energy, Volume 102, Part A, March 2017, Pages 214-223, ISSN 0960-1481, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2016.10.002.
4. P. Nunes, R. Figueiredo, M.C. Brito, The use of parking lots to solar-charge electric vehicles, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 66, December 2016, Pages 679-693, ISSN 1364-0321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.08.015.
5. H. Garrido, V. Vendeirinho, M.C. Brito, Feasibility of KUDURA hybrid generation system in Mozambique: Sensitivity study of the small-scale PV-biomass and PV-diesel power generation hybrid system, Renewable Energy, Volume 92, July 2016, Pages 47-57, ISSN 0960-1481, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2016.01.08
6. D Neves, M. C. Brito, C. A. Silva, Impact of solar and wind forecast uncertainties on demand response of isolated microgrids, Renewable Energy, Volume 87, Part 2, March 2016, Pages 1003-1015, ISSN 0960-1481, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2015.08.075.
7. R. H. Almeida, M. C. Brito. A review of technical options for solar charging stations in Asia and Africa. AIMS Energy, 2015, 3(3): 428-449. doi: 10.3934/energy.2015.3.428
8. J.A. Silva, B. Platte, M.C. Brito, J.M. Serra, New doping method to obtain n-type silicon ribbons, Journal of Crystal Growth, Volume 428, 15 October 2015, Pages 29-34, ISSN 0022-0248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2015.07.00
9. A.G.R. Vaz, B. Elsinga, W.G.J.H.M. van Sark, M.C. Brito, An artificial neural network to assess the impact of neighbouring photovoltaic systems in power forecasting in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Renewable Energy, Volume 85, January 2016, Pages 631-641, ISSN 0960-1481, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2015.06.061.
10. S. Freitas, F. Serra, M.C. Brito, PV layout optimization: String tiling using a multi-objective genetic algorithm, Solar Energy, Volume 118, August 2015, Pages 562-574, ISSN 0038-092X, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2015.06.018.
11. P. Nunes, T. Farias, M.C. Brito, Enabling solar electricity with electric vehicles smart charging, Energy, Volume 87, 1 July 2015, Pages 10-20, ISSN 0360-5442, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2015.04.044.
12. P. Nunes, T. Farias, M.C. Brito, Day charging electric vehicles with excess solar electricity for a sustainable energy system, Energy 80, 1 2015, 263–274, doi:10.1016/j.energy.2014.11.069
13. Reis, F.; Guerreiro, C.; Batista, F.; Pimentel, T.; Pravettoni, M.; Wemans, J.; Sorasio, G.; Brito, M.C., Modeling the Effects of Inhomogeneous Irradiation and Temperature Profile on CPV Solar Cell Behavior, Photovoltaics, IEEE Journal of , vol.5, no.1, pp.112,122, 2015, doi:10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2358080
14. S. Freitas, C. Catita, P. Redweik, M.C. Brito, Modelling solar potential in the urban environment: State-of-the-art review, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 41, 2015, Pages 915-931, ISSN 1364-0321, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.08.060
15. C. Magarreiro, M.C. Brito, P.M.M. Soares, Assessment of diffuse radiation models for cloudy atmospheric conditions in the Azores region, Solar Energy, Volume 108, October 2014, Pages 538-547, ISSN 0038-092X, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2014.08.003.
16. Bellanger, P.; Centeno Brito, M.; Pera, D.M.; Costa, I.; Gaspar, G.; Martini, R.; Debucquoy, M.; Serra, J.M., New Stress Activation Method for Kerfless Silicon Wafering Using Ag/Al and Epoxy Stress-Inducing Layers” Photovoltaics, IEEE Journal of , vol.4, no.5, pp.1228,1234, Sept. 2014 doi: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2334893
17. M. C. Brito, K. Lobato, P. Nunes, F. Serra, Sustainable energy systems in an imaginary island, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews Volume 37, September 2014, Pages 229–242 (2013) dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.05.008
18. T. Santos, N. Gomes, S. Freire, M.C. Brito, L. Santos, J.A. Tenedório, Applications of solar mapping in the urban environment, Applied Geography 51 (2014) 48-57, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.03.008
19. C. Catita, P. Redweik, J. Pereira, M.C. Brito, Extending solar potential analysis in buildings to vertical facades, Computers & Geosciences, 66, May 2014, Pages 1-12, ISSN 0098-3004, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2014.01.002
20. I. Costa, M.C.Brito,G. Gaspar, J.M.Serra, J.Maia Alves, A.Vallêra, Electric molten zone crystallization of silicon wafers, Semicond. Sci. Technol. 28 (2013) 125023 (6pp) doi:10.1088/0268-1242/28/12/125023
21. P. Redweik, C. Catita, M.C. Brito, Solar Energy Potential on Roofs and facades in an Urban landscape, Solar Energy 97, November 2013, Pages 332–341 doi:10.1016/j.solener.2013.08.036
22. J M Pó, M C Brito, J Maia Alves, J A Silva, J M Serra, A M Vallêra, Measurement of the dopant concentration in a semiconductor using the Seebeck effect 2013 Meas. Sci. Technol. 24 055601 doi:10.1088/0957-0233/24/5/055601
23. A. Augusto, D. Pera, H.J. Choi, P. Bellanger, M.C. Brito, J. Maia Alves, A.M. Vallera, T. Buonassisi, J.M. Serra, Residual stress and dislocations density in silicon ribbons grown via optical zone melting, J. Appl. Phys. 113, 083510 (2013); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4793319
24. I. Costa, M.C.Brito, J.M.Serra, J.Maia Alves, A.Vallêra, M.C. Brito, Experimental characterization of a linear electric molten zone in silicon, Journal of Crystal Growth 354 (2012) 198–201 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2012.05.035
25. M.C. Brito, N. Gomes, T. Santos, J.A. Tenedório, Photovoltaic potential in a Lisbon suburb using LiDAR data, Solar Energy 86 (2012) 283–288 doi:10.1016/j.solener.2011.09.031
26. J. A. Silva, D. Pêra, M. C. Brito, J. Maia Alves, J. Serra, A. M. Vallêra, , Understanding the sprayed boric acid method for bulk doping of silicon ribbons Journal of Crystal Growth 327 (2011) 221–226; doi:10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2011.05.014
27. R. M Gamboa, M.C Brito, J.Maia Alves, J.M Serra, A.M Vallêra, Recrystallization of silicon polygonal tubes using an electric closed molten zone, Journal of Crystal Growth 324 (2011) 26–30, doi:10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2011.03.037
28. J. A. Silva, M. C. Brito, I. Costa, J. Maia Alves, J. Serra, A.M. Vallêra, First solar cells on silicon wafers doped using sprayed boric acid, Semicond. Sci. Technol. 25 (2010) 115012
29. F. Reis, M.C. Brito, V. Corregidor, J. Wemans, G. Sorasio, Modeling the performance of low concentration photovoltaic systems, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells (2010) doi:10.1016 j.solmat.2010.03.010
30. M. C. Brito, Ana Amaral, J. Maia Alves, João M. Serra, Ivo Costa, A. M. Vallêra, Modeling a linear electric molten zone in a silicon ribbon, Progress in Photovoltaics 17:365–371 (2009) DOI: 10.1002/pip.890
31. J.M. Serra, C. R. Pinto, J. A. Silva, M.C. Brito, J. Maia Alves, A.M. Vallêra, The silicon on dust substrate path to make solar cells directly from a gaseous feedstock, Semicond. Sci. Technol. 24 (2009) 045002
32. Vallera, A.M., Maia Alves, J., Serra, J.M., Brito, M.C. Gamboa, R.C., Linear electric molten zone in semiconductors, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90,232111 (2007)
33. Silva, J. A., Brito, M. C., Costa, I., Maia Alves, J., Serra, J.M., Vallêra, A.M. Sprayed boric acid as a dopant source for silicon ribbons, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 91 (2007) 1948–1953
34. Brito, M.C., Maia Alves, J., Serra, J.M., Vallêra, A.M., Measurement Of Residual Stress In EFG Ribbons Using Phase Shifting IR Photoelastic Method, Solar Energy Material & Solar Cells, 87, 311-316, 2005
35. Brito, M.C., Pereira, J.P., Maia Alves, J., Serra, J.M., Vallêra, A.M., Measurement of residual stress in multicrystalline silicon ribbons by a self calibrating infrared photoelastic method, Review of Scientific Instruments 76, 013901, 2005
36. Maia Alves, J., Brito, M.C., Serra, J.M., Vallêra, A.M., A differential mechanical profilometer for thickness measurement, Review of Scientific Instruments 75, 5362-5363, 2004
37. Serra, J.M., Brito, M.C., Maia Alves, J., Vallêra, A.M., A Wave Lab Inside A Coaxial Cable, European Journal of Physics, 25, iss 5, 581-591, 2004
38. Gamboa, R.M., Brito, M.C., Serra, J.M., Maia Alves, J., Vallera, A.M., Silicon Tubes By Closed Molten Zone: A Characterisation Study, Solar Energy Material & Solar Cells , 72, 173-181, 2002
39. Brito, M.C., Peskett, G.D., Numerical Model of Free Warm Expander Pulse Tube, Cryogenics, 41, vol. 10, 751-755, 2001
40. Brito, M.C., Peskett, G.D., Experimental Analysis of Free Warm Expander Pulse Tube, Cryogenics, 41, vol. 10, 757-762, 2001
41. Underwood, et al, Radiation Environment Measurements with the Cosmic Ray Experiment onboard the KITSAT-1 and PoSAT-1 Microsatellites, IEEE Transaction on Nuclear Science, 41, n.6, Part 1, 2353-2360, 1994