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Diogo Cabral


Diogo Cabral


Forskningsämne: Energisystem

Diogo O. Cabral have completed successfully a five-year Energy and Environmental Engineering program at the Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon University (FCUL) in 2017. This program encompassed both a three-year Bachelor's degree and a two-year Master's degree. Subsequently, he embarked on a scholarly journey that took him to Gävle University (HiG) in Sweden. At HiG, Diogo furthered his studies by obtaining a Master's degree in Energy Systems in 2018. Simultaneously, he engaged in an internship at Solarus AB, where he managed an Eureka Eurostars project, which focused on the "Design and Construction of a Photovoltaic-Thermal Solar Collector." Concurrently, he pursued his Master's thesis, which focused on the optics of Photovoltaic-Thermal solar collectors. His work in this field ultimately paved the way for a Ph.D. position at HiG, continuing his research on the same subject.

During his tenure at Solarus AB, Diogo concentrated on optimizing the reflectors for the Solarus PowerCollectorTM (PC) and developing production techniques for the latest versions of the Solarus PC. This experience ignited his profound passion for renewable energy sources, particularly in the domain of solar energy, and culminated in his decision to commence his Ph.D. studies in Photovoltaic-Thermal Solar Collector optics in 2018.

In early 2022, despite the challenges posed by the global pandemic, Diogo attained his Ph.D. degree from Gävle University. Throughout his Ph.D. journey, he also assumed the responsibility of teaching courses in Renewable Energy Resources, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer. Additionally, he managed a European H2020 project, RES4Build, which bestowed HiG with the responsibility to develop, prototype and test a novel PVT solar collector, which has been presented in Diogo’s Ph.D thesis. The grant provided by the RES4Build consortium played a pivotal role in the complete renovation and modernization of HiG's Solar Testing Laboratory, equipping it with state-of-the-art facilities, including an electrical and thermal test rig and a semi-automated solar stand for collector testing, enabling a wide range of outdoor experiments, as well as new opportunities for practical laboratory tasks for the students.

Furthermore, in mid-2022, Diogo embarked on a Post-Doctoral position while concurrently offering his expertise as a consultant to MG Sustainable AB. His areas of expertise and interests revolve around renewable energies, with a particular emphasis on solar energy, sustainability, building smartness and EU project management.




Vetenskapliga artiklar, refereegranskade

Cabral, D., Kosmadakis, G. & Mathioulakis, E. (2024). Parametric comparison of a CPVT performance evaluation under standard testing procedures - ISO 9806:2017 and IEC 62108:2016 - for an automated and manual 2-axis tracking solar system stand. Energy Reports, 11, 1242-1255. 10.1016/j.egyr.2023.12.069 [Mer information]
Lança, M., Gomes, J. & Cabral, D. (2024). Thermal performance of three concentrating collectors with bifacial photovoltaic cells part I – Experimental and computational fluid dynamics study. Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part A, journal of power and energy, 238 (1), 140-156. 10.1177/09576509231197881 [Mer information]
Lança, M., Gomes, J., Cabral, D. & Hosouli, S. (2024). Thermal performance of three concentrating collectors with bifacial PV cells. Part II – parametrical study. Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part A, journal of power and energy. 10.1177/09576509241231852 [Mer information]
Cabral, D., Hayati, A., Gomes, J., Gorouh, H., Nasseriyan, P. & Salmanzadeh, M. (2023). Experimental Electrical Assessment Evaluation of a Vertical n-PERT Half-Size Bifacial Solar Cell String Receiver on a Parabolic Trough Solar Collector. Energies, 16 (4). 10.3390/en16042007 [Mer information]
Gomes, J., Cabral, D. & Karlsson, B. (2022). Defining an Annual Energy Output Ratio between Solar Thermal Collectors and Photovoltaic Modules. Energies, 15 (15). 10.3390/en15155577 [Mer information]
Cabral, D. (2022). Development and performance comparison of a modified glazed CPC hybrid solar collector coupled with a bifacial PVT receiver. Applied Energy, 325. 10.1016/j.apenergy.2022.119653 [Mer information]
Afzali Gorouh, H., Salmanzadeh, M., Nasseriyan, P., Hayati, A., Cabral, D., Gomes, J. & Karlsson, B. (2022). Thermal modelling and experimental evaluation of a novel concentrating photovoltaic thermal collector (CPVT) with parabolic concentrator. Renewable energy, 181, 535-553. 10.1016/j.renene.2021.09.042 [Mer information]
Cabral, D. (2021). Development of a glazed CPC-PVT solar collector coupled with a bifacial PVT receiver. Solar Energy. [Submitted] Länk [Mer information]
Cabral, D., Gomes, J., Hayati, A. & Karlsson, B. (2021). Experimental investigation of a CPVT collector coupled with a wedge PVT receiver. Solar Energy, 215, 335-345. 10.1016/j.solener.2020.12.038 [Mer information]
Nasseriyan, P., Afzali Gorouh, H., Gomes, J., Cabral, D., Salmanzadeh, M., Lehmann, T. & Hayati, A. (2020). Numerical and Experimental Study of an Asymmetric CPC-PVT Solar Collector. Energies, 13 (7). 10.3390/en13071669 [Mer information]
Cabral, D., Gomes, J. & Karlsson, B. (2019). Performance Evaluation of Non-Uniform Illumination on a Transverse Bifacial PVT Receiver in Combination with a CPC Geometry. Solar Energy, 194, 696-708. 10.1016/j.solener.2019.10.069 [Mer information]
Cabral, D. & Karlsson, B. (2018). Electrical and thermal performance evaluation of symmetric truncated C-PVT trough solar collectors with vertical bifacial receivers. Solar Energy, 174, 683-690. 10.1016/j.solener.2018.09.045 [Mer information]


Cabral, D. (2022). Reflector Optimization for Low Concentration Photovoltaic-Thermal Solar Collectors. Diss. (sammanfattning), 2022. Gävle: Gävle University Press. 153 s. (Doctoral thesis 26) Länk [Mer information]


Cardoso, C., Rodrigues, R., Gomes, F., Piedade, J., Mendes, G., Figueiredo, R., Martins, R. & Cabral, D. (2023). eNeuron project - facilitating the energy transition in a military campus by optimizing a local energy community. Proceedings 27th International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2023): IET. 10.1049/icp.2023.0578 [Mer information]
Furbo, S., Perers, B., Dragsted, J., Gomes, J., Gomes, M., Coelho, P., Yıldızhan, H., Halil Yilmaz, İ., Aksay, B., Bozkurt, A., Cabral, D., Hosouli, S., Hayati, A., Kaziukonytė, J., Sapeliauskas, E. & Kaliasas, R. (2021). Best Practices for PVT Technology. SWC2021 Proceedings: ISES. 10.18086/swc.2021.22.04 [Mer information]
Hosouli, S., Cabral, D., Gomes, J., Kosmadakis, G., Mathioulakis, E., Mohammadi, H., Loris, A. & Naidoo, A. (2021). Performance Assessment of Concentrated Photovoltaic Thermal (CPVT) Solar Collector at Different Locations. SWC2021 Proceedings: ISES. 10.18086/swc.2021.22.05 [Mer information]
Panchal, R., Gomes, J., Cabral, D., Eleyele, A. & Lança, M. (2019). Evaluation of Symmetric C-PVT Solar Collector Designs with Vertical Bifacial Receivers. Proceedings of the ISES Solar World Congress 2019 and IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry 2019. S. 165-176. 10.18086/swc.2019.05.02 [Mer information]
Chacin, L., Rangel, S., Cabral, D. & Gomes, J. (2019). Impact study of operating temperatures and cell layout under different concentration factors in a CPC-PV solar collector in combination with a vertical glass receiver composed by bifacial cells. Proceedings of the ISES Solar World Conference 2019 and the IEA SHC Solar Heating and Cooling Conference for Buildings and Industry 2019. S. 836-847. 10.18086/swc.2019.17.01 [Mer information]
Costeira, J., Vieira, M., Hayati, A., Gomes, J. & Cabral, D. (2018). Development of a compact and didactic solar energy kit using Arduino. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ISES EUROSUN 2018 CONFERENCE - 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOLAR ENERGY FOR BUILDINGS AND INDUSTRY: INTL SOLAR ENERGY SOC. S. 1663-1667. 10.18086/eurosun2018.07.04 [Mer information]
Cabral, D., Costeira, J. & Gomes, J. (2018). Electrical and thermal performance evaluation of a district heating system composed of asymmetric low concentration PVT solar collector prototypes. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ISES EUROSUN 2018 CONFERENCE - 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOLAR ENERGY FOR BUILDINGS AND INDUSTRY: INTL SOLAR ENERGY SOC. S. 755-763. 10.18086/eurosun2018.02.15 [Mer information]
Cabral, D., Gomes, J., Dostie-Guindon, P. & Karlsson, B. (2017). Ray tracing simulations of a novel low concentrator PVT solar collector for low latitudes. ISES Solar World Congress 2017 - IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry 2017, Proceedings: International Solar Energy Society. S. 1068-1079. 10.18086/swc.2017.18.05 [Mer information]
Publicerad av: Eva Karlberg Sidansvarig: Gunilla Mårtensson Sidan uppdaterades: 2023-11-15
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