Renewable Energies Chair
Created in 2010, the Renewable Energies Chair at the University of Évora (CER-UÉ) has the mission of developing technological solutions and applications of solar energy for the decarbonization of different sectors of the economy: industry and agriculture, electricity generation, transport or communities. With important skills in the field of solar concentration optics, CER-UÉ leads INIESC - National Research Infrastructure in Solar Energy Concentration, which, in partnership with LNEG - National Laboratory of Energy and Geology, aims at the use and development of technologies for solar concentration and energy storage, in order to enhance the contribution of solar energy to the Energy Transition.
Published in 22.09.2020
What to do with all the used batteries from electric vehicles? The Renewable Energies Chair - University of Évora (CER-UÉ, Portuguese acronym) and Betteries are testing the best responses, in an intervention integrated in the POCITYF - POsitive Energy CITY Transformation Framework.
Published in 15.09.2020
The Renewable Energies Chair - University of Évora (CER-UÉ, Portuguese acronym) was present at the European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2020), which took place online between 7 and 11 September, with the communication “Vanadium Redox Flow Battery Modeling and PV self-consumption strategy optimization, by Ana Catarina Foles, Luís Fialho, Manuel Collares-Pereira and Pedro Horta.
Published in 07.08.2020
The works on the Évora Molten Salt Platform (EMSP) hydraulic circuit were completed, at the end of July, with the completion of the pipe welding process, and with the performance of hydrostatic tests.
Published in 05.08.2020
The Renewable Energies Chair - University of Évora (CER-UÉ) collaborator, Afonso Cavaco, was approved with distinction and praise in the PhD exam in Earth and Space Sciences - Specialty in Atmospheric Physics, held on July 30th.
Published in 31.07.2020
The Renewable Energies Chair - University of Évora (CER-UÉ) and the Directorate-General for Energy and Geology (DGEG), met, on July 28, in Évora, under the Protocol for Cooperation and Development of Joint Actions, to discuss the "Production of Solar Green Hydrogen".
Published in 21.07.2020
The National Infrastructure for Research on Concentrated Solar Energy (INIESC), coordinated by the Renewable Energies Chair - University of Évora (CER-UÉ), in partnership with the National Energy and Geology Laboratory, IP (LNEG), is one of 56 Portuguese infrastructures that are part of the National Roadmap for Infrastructures of Strategic Interest (RNIE).
Published in 23.06.2020
The Renewable Energies Chair - University of Évora (CER-UÉ) starts the “Mais Fotovoltaico, Mais Energia” campaign [“More Photovoltaic, More Energy” campaign] of inspection of photovoltaic systems in Portugal, on June 24.
Published in 03.06.2020
The Renewable Energies Chair - University of Évora (CER-UÉ) is the only Portuguese entity to be part of the SolAqua project consortium (Accessible, reliable and affordable solar irrigation for Europe and beyond), focused on high-power photovoltaic irrigation with support from the Horizon 2020 programme. Solar irrigation will allow the supply of energy for irrigation with zero emissions and a cost up to 70% lower than existing fossil fuel-based solutions.
Published in 01.06.2020
The Renewable Energies Chair of University of Évora (CER-UÉ) researcher, Maria Helena Novais, and Professor Manuela Morais, from the Department of Biology (UÉ) - Institute of Earth Sciences (ICT), are guest editors of a Special Issue of the Journal Water, dedicated to the "Inland Aquatic Ecosystems and Conservation".
Published in 27.05.2020
The citizen science application Generation Solar developed under the GRECO - Fostering a New Generation of European Photovoltaic Society through Open Science project, is now available on the App Store.
Published in 26.05.2020
The first newsletter of the POCITYF project is out. POCITYF – A POsitive Energy CITY Transformation Framework is a smart-cities project, with EU funding, through the Horizon 2020 program (grant nr. 864400), which started seven months ago, with 46 partners from 13 countries gathered in Évora to kick-off the project.
Published in 22.05.2020
The first meeting of associated partners of the EERES4WATER project took place remotely, through digital platforms, and served to present the technical progress during the first year of execution.
Published in 24.04.2020
The POCITYF (POsitive Energy CITY Transformation Framework) project offers a new video with the main strategic lines of action to make historic cities greener, smarter, and more liveable.
Published in 22.04.2020
The digital app of citizen science "Generation Solar", developed by the GRECO project and publicly released on April 22, World Earth Day, aims to be a unique combination of information for scientific research, support for information technologies and citizen involvement in a research network.
Published in 06.03.2020
The 2nd General Assembly and the 3rd Management Board Meeting of the SFERA-III - Solar Facilities for the European Research Area - Third Phase, took place in Cassacia, Italy, between 11 and 13 February. Over the course of three days, representatives of the 15 partner institutions of the project, from nine member countries of the European Union (EU), discussed the functioning and activities of SFERA-III and the cooperation between academy and companies.
Published in 20.02.2020
The potential for applying thermal solar energy to process heat in industry was the theme of the seminar “Solar Process Heat in industry: Technologies, applications, research”, organized by the Renewable Energies Chair at the University of Évora (CER-UÉ), Order of Engineers (OE) and Directorate-General for Energy and Geology (DGEG), which took place on February 7, at OE headquarters, in Lisbon.