PhD student in Sustainable Energy Systems
IDL/FCUL and MIT Portugal
FCUL, office C8.3.33
MSc in Environmental and Energy Engeneering, FCUL, 2013

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Peer-reviewed publications

  1. Brito, M. C., Freitas, S., Guimarães, S., Catita, C., Redweik, P. (2017). “The importance of facades for the solar potential of a city”. Renewable Energy, Volume 111, Oct 2017, 85–94, DOI:10.1016/j.renene.2017.03.085
  2. Freitas, S., Serra, F., Brito, M.C. (2015). “PV layout optimization: string tiling using a multi-objective genetic algorithm”. Solar Energy, Volume 118, Aug 2015, 562–574, DOI:10.1016/j.solener.2015.06.018. 
  3. Freitas, S., Catita, C., Redweik, P., Brito, M.C. (2015). “Modelling solar potential in the urban environment: State-of-the-art review”. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 41, Jan 2015, 915–931, DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2014.08.060.

Conference proceedings

  1. Freitas, S., Brito, M.C., “Validation of a façade PV potential model based on LiDAR data”, Oral presentation/paper at the 33rd EUPVSEC, Sep 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands. DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20172017-6DO.11.6
  2. Freitas, S., Brito, M.C., “The contribution of façades to the PV potential for sites with high diffuse fraction“, Poster presentation/paper at the 33rd EUPVSEC, Sep 2017,  Amsterdam, Netherlands. DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20172017-6BV.3.67
  3. Freitas, S., Santos, T., Brito, M.C., “Sizing of urban distribution transformers in a neighbourhood with PV generation and energy storage”, Poster presentation/paper at the 33rd EUPVSEC, Sep 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands. DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20172017-6BV.3.95
  4. Freitas, S., Brito, M.C., “Bifacial PV integrated on building balconies”. Oral presentation/paper at the 32nd EUPVSEC, Jun 2016, Munich, Germany. DOI:10.4229/EUPVSEC20162016-6DO.8.1
  5. Freitas, S., Cristóvão, A., Silva, R., Brito, M.C., “Obstruction surveying method for PV applications in urban environments”. Poster presentation/paper at the 32nd EUPVSEC, Jun 2016, Munich, Germany. DOI: 4229/EUPVSEC20162016-6AV.5.18
  6. Freitas, S., Brito, M. C., Catita, C., Redweik, P., “Solar potential in cityscapes”. Presentation/paper at the VI Congresso Brasileiro de Energia Solar, Apr 2016, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  7. Freitas, S., Serra, F., Brito, M.C., “Multi-objective genetic algorithm for the optimization of a PV system arrangement”. Poster presentation/paper at the ISES Solar World Congress, Nov 2015, Daegu, South Korea. DOI: doi:10.18086/swc.2015.05.16
  8. Freitas, S., Brito, M.C., “Maximizing the Solar Photovoltaic Yield in Different Building Facade Layouts”. Poster presentation/paper at the 31st EUPVSEC, Set 2015, Hamburg, Germany. DOI:10.4229/EUPVSEC20152015-6AV.5.6
  9. Alves, J.M., Brito, M.C., Pera, D., Freitas, S., Almeida, R.H., Casaleiro, A., Costa, I. (2015). “Sustentabilidade energética em casa”. Conference proceedings of the CNaPPES 2015. Leiria, Portugal, 3 de julho de 2015.
  10. Brito, M. C., Guimarães, S., Freitas, S., Catita, C., Redweik, P., “Photovoltaic potential in the cityscape including facades”. Poster presentation at the 9th Advanced Building Skins Conference, Oct 2014, Bressanone, Italy.

Other publications

  1. Rodrigo A. Silva, Vera Reis, Ângelo Casaleiro, Sara Freitas e Miguel C. Brito (2016). “Dimensionamento de sistemas fotovoltaicos em autoconsumo residencial: a lei dos pequeninos”. Renováveis magazine, Vol. 28, 28-29.
  2. Magarreiro, C., Freitas, S., Brito, M.C., (2016). “Radiação e energia solar”. Gazeta de física, Vol. 39 – N1/2, 57-59.
  3. Freitas, S., “Energy yield of CPV modules with different cell technologies”. MSc Thesis, MSc in Engineering of Energy and Environment. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, 2013. Supervised by Prof. Miguel Centeno Brito (IDL-FCUL) and MSc José Mário Pó (IDL-FCUL).