Davide Astiaso Garcia

Davide Astiaso Garcia
Sapienza University of Rome | la sapienza · Department of Planning, Design, and Technology of Architecture

PhD

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The main purpose of this paper was to develop an Oil Spill Hazard Index (OSHI) concerning hydrocarbon maritime traffic. The subsequent aim is to evaluate this hazard index along the whole Italian coastline and waters.The OSHI processing derives from the aggregation of two hazard subindices: R1 (concerning hydrocarbons handled at ports) and R2 (rela...
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The design of a near-surface disposal facilities for low and intermediate level radioactive waste involves an important previous work for a suitable site selection. This paper falls within a huge study for the estimate of suitability indices, useful for the comparison of some areas which have passed a preliminary screening step. Since in a previous...
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Islands all over the world face common challenges connected to energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Thus, islands have been identified as perfect sites for implementing and testing innovative solutions to boost the green energy transition towards a sustainable and clean energy system. The supply of clean water is a major issue that affects sm...
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Recycling wastes, especially feathers in the construction sector, is considered a free source to reduce environmental pollution. Integration of waste chicken feathers (WCF) in certain ratios with phase change materials (PCM) contributes to enhancing the thermal properties of the PCM as a new insulation material in the construction sector. This pape...
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Urban energy system analysis calls for setting the boundaries of the closed system to start the analysis. However, the Municipality limits are not actually the real ones of the energy supply. Moreover, the expansion of renewable energy installations leads to involving more territories as well as providing benefits to the local energy mix depending...
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Under the context of the European Union’s energy and environmental strategy toward its decarbonization by 2050, the green markets of the Member States are growing exponentially. The in-place policies and legislation dynamics change substantially in islands and isolated regions due to geographical constraints, limited availability of local resources...
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Ports play a crucial role in increasing the decarbonisation of urban environments to mitigate the environmental impacts of maritime transport and promote sustainable intermodal mobility. Various efforts have been made to increase energy self-sufficiency using renewable energy sources (RESs) in different ports worldwide. However, the ports played an...
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Islands are a constrained environment due to their geographical peculiarities and their land use accounting for, especially in the touristic locations, strong variability during the year. Consequently, the variation of energy demand to be met by variable renewable energy leads to a complex issue. This study aims at investigating the PRISMI Plus app...
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There has been a rapid increase in government efforts to expand electric vehicle markets by deploying fast-charging stations, promoting uptake through greater investment, and by enacting supportive policies. Government support and private investment have contributed to the expansion of electric vehicles in many countries. The aim of this study is t...
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The coupling of a reversible Solid Oxide Cell (rSOC) with an offshore wind turbine is investigated to evaluate the mutual benefits in terms of local energy management. This integrated system has been simulated with a dynamic model under a control algorithm which manages the rSOC operation in relation to the wind resource, implementing a local hydro...
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This paper proposes a novel optimization strategy for hybrid-renewable energy systems in microgrids. The multi-objective optimization approach is formulated for a PV-wind-diesel-battery hybrid system. Its main objectives are to minimize the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and loss of power supply probability (LPSP) whilst maximizing the use of rene...
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The impact of ports on urban areas’ decarbonization to reduce air and environmental pollution effects to achieve sustainable development is undeniable, especially in the marine transportation sector. In this case, applied studies that can contribute to existing knowledge on increasing ports’ energy self-sufficiency using renewable energy sources (R...
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Energy system modeling has a central role in assessing the future energy system and helping policy makers to set targets and subsidizing mechanisms. In the years, different energy system models have been developed with the aim of supporting political decision-makers in the design of energy policies. It is relevant to compare and cross-validate thes...
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Offshore Wind Energy (OWE) can be considered the Renewable Energy Sources (RESs) with a higher potential of newly installed power in marine areas more the following decades. As a primary phase of the Offshore Wind Farms (OWFs) development, focusing on the long-term Offshore Wind (OW) potential assessment and mapping is necessary to highlight the be...
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Here, to provide extensive insight, the experimental data recorded on a summer day in August 2019, are employed to find and compare the impacts of shadow on the surface temperature distribution of a 10 W monocrystalline and a 10 W polycrystalline solar panels. A high-tech thermal imaging camera is employed to capture temperature distribution. In ad...
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This study aims to develop methods and strategies for integrating saving energy generation systems from Renewable Energy Systems (RESs) to manage port facilities. In addition, an infrastructure digitization policy has been implemented to optimize maintenance and energy efficiency processes to achieve ZED (Zero Energy District) in Lazio ports. Final...
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Reliability and accessibility of distribution systems are important goals that have significant impacts on the costs. The proper strategy of maintenance based on components arrangement and assets is the best way to reach these goals. This strategy is a kind of uses reliability-centered maintenance (RCM). Due to the limited maintenance budget, perfo...
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This paper investigates the configuration of solar thermal collector driven organic Rankine cycle (ORC) utilized to power air-conditioning system of the two-story office building in Paralimni, Cyprus, through a Variable-Refrigerant-Flow (VRF) system. The reason to choose this Mediterranean climate of Paralimni, Cyprus, is due to its higher dependen...
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This paper investigates the economic, energy and environmental benefits given by the installation of an anaerobic digester in a small island. Particularly, the island of Procida is chosen as a case study where the production of organic fraction of municipal solid waste is equal to 2477 t/year. Three scenarios are hypothesized for the use of the loc...
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p>The process of decarbonising stock will result in a considerable shift in consumption away from fossil fuels and toward electricity. The growing trend of building electrification necessitates a thorough examination from the standpoint of end-use efficiency and dynamic behaviour in order to fully understand the potential for grid flexibility. The...
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In the present paper, different paths (direct, spiral, and curved) for water flow in a photovoltaic /thermal (PV/T) system are studied and they are compared together. The intensity of radiation to the cell surface is taken 800 W/m2, and the fluid flow is considered to be laminar in the microchannels. The PV cell absorbing radiation is of an aluminu...
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Geographical Islands have been considered a challenging environment to test renewable energy integration strategies as well as cutting-edge technologies due to the alternation between actual grid-connected and island mode. Energy system flexibility is foreseen as a strategy to integrate higher renewable share and reduce adverse events to the Power...
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Energy industries and governments consider ocean wave power a promising renewable energy source for reaching the net-zero plan by 2050 and restricting the rise in global temperatures. It expects the potential global ocean wave power production to be around 337 GW annually. Although wave energy forecasting critically enables economic dispatch, optim...
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An accurate prediction of short-term and long-term wind speed is necessary in order to integrate wind energy into large-scale grid power. However, wind speed presents diverse and complex seasonal and stochastic characteristics that impose challenges on wind speed forecasting models. This study proposes a Quaternion Convolutional Neural Network comb...
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As smart cities (SCs) emerge, the Internet of Things (IoT) is able to simplify more sophisticated and ubiquitous applications employed within these cities. In this regard, we investigate seven predominant sectors including the environment, public transport, utilities, street lighting, waste management, public safety, and smart parking that have a g...
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Air pollution monitoring is constantly increasing, giving more and more attention to its consequences on human health. Since Nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) and sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ) are the major pollutants, various models have been developed on predicting their potential damages. Nevertheless, providing precise predictions is almost impossible. In this...
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This paper uses a Modern-Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications version 2 (MERRA-2) re-analysis to identify long-term Mediterranean Sea Offshore Wind (OW) classification possible locations. In particular, an OW classification based on the last 40-years period OW speeds highlighted the best areas for potential Offshore Wind Turbine...
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Phase change material (PCM) is employed to enhance the thermal energy storage capacity of a building integrated photovoltaic thermal (BIPV/T) system. For this purpose, the best thickness of PCM is found using the dynamic multi-objective optimization (MOO), in which the performance throughout a year with real-time data is taken into account. In addi...
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Recently, various Earth Observation Networks (EONs) have been designed, developed and launched by in-situ, on-site and off-site collected data from fixed and moving marine sensors and remote sensing (RS) satellite data. This information can significantly help a wide range of public and private end-users better understand the medium- and high-resolu...
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Abandoned wells have a great potential for heat extraction. By integrating heat extraction from abandoned wells with renewable energy resources, such as solar and wind energy, not only a much more significant condition from energy efficiency perspective is achieved, but also a more desirable condition from economic and environmental aspects is obta...
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There are several abandoned wells all around the world which have high thermal potential. Such a great potential, in addition to energy and environmental issues, has been leading to an increasing tendency toward heat extraction from the abandoned wells. Considering the fact that modeling plays an important role in the design of technologies for hea...
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Due to the growing use of Green Energy Sources (GESs), the activities of mapping, monitoring, measurement, and detection of various GESs have become crucial. Assessing and measuring GESs are very complex since different environmental conditions occur. This importance is even greater when researchers face a shortage of measuring instruments and tool...
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https://ieeexplore-ieee-org.ezproxy.biblio.polito.it/document/9667932 This work presents a place-based methodology which, through a statistical analysis, defines bottom-up models for the evaluation of the spatial distribution of energy consumption of residential buildings at urban scale. The objective of this work was to identify the main variable...
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Wave energy technologies have the potential to play a significant role in the supply of renewable energy worldwide. One of the most promising designs for wave energy converters (WECs) are fully submerged buoys. In this paper, we explore the optimisation of WEC arrays consisting of three-tether buoys. Such arrays can be optimised for total energy ou...
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Nowadays, optimizing wind farm configurations is one of the biggest concerns for energy communities. The ongoing investigations have so far helped increasing power generation and reducing corresponding costs. The primary objective of this study is to optimize a wind farm layout in Manjil, Iran. The optimization procedure aims to find the optimal ar...
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Today, photovoltaic panels are used in various applications, and increasing their efficiency is of interest to many researchers. In this research, we try to increase the radiation density by increasing direct radiation to finally increase the energy production in photovoltaic power plants. The direct radiation amplification system is used to improv...
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A novel integrated energy system based on a geothermal heat source and a liquefied natural gas heat sink is proposed in this study for providing heating, cooling, power, and freshwater simultaneously. The arrangement is a cascade incorporating a flash-binary geothermal system, a regenerative organic Rankine cycle, a simple organic Rankine cycle, a...
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Towards (R)evolving Cities: Urban fragilities and prospects in the 21st century first questions how we perceive the ‘intelligence’ of a city. The New Frontier of development for urban civilisations certainly includes digital and technological evolution, but it does not consider technology to be the final answer to all contemporary cities’ problems....
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Smart energy services and technologies are key components of energy transition and decarbonisation strategies for the built environment. On the one hand, the technical potential of the building stock in terms of energy, emissions and cost savings is large and exploited only partially at present. On the other hand, the increasing availability of dat...
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This paper reviews the existing bottom-up energy system models applied at island level. The aim of the paper is to answer the following research questions: i) which energy system models are mostly used at island level? ii) Are national scale models also used for island applications? If yes, which type of additional constraints or adaptations are im...
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Nowadays, renewable energies are important sources for supplying electric power demand and a key entity of future energy markets. Therefore, wind power producers (WPPs) in most of the power systems in the world have a key role. On the other hand, the wind speed uncertainty makes WPPs deferent power generators, which in turn causes adequate bidding...
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Cyprus is a heavily energy-receiving country, importing over 90% of its energy demand. Since heating and cooling of buildings account for roughly half of the yearly global energy consumptions, energy efficiency in cooling/heating systems, and devising renewable energy AC systems could contribute to significant alleviation in the energy situation of...
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Energy costs, carbon dioxide emissions, security of supply and system stability are common challenges in small islands all over the world. The European Union identified islands as perfect sites to implement innovative solutions to boost the energy transition towards a sustainable, independent, secure and low carbon energy system. In this framework,...
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This study investigates the determining parameters of thermal comfort of office in an arid hot-arid environment of Bechar, located in the northwestern region of Algeria, in which the vertical walls of the room and the roof are subjected to solar irradiations and the floor is considered to be adiabatic. The solar flux is calculated by the ASHRAE (Am...
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Wind energy produced in near and offshore farms is constantly increasing, mainly thanks to the use of new technologies and the economic costs decrease. Data coming from satellites recently launched can be effectively used in near and offshore areas for wind speed mapping, and long and short-term analyses of wind regimes. Furthermore, the use of art...
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A desire to produce power in microgrids has grown as the demand for electricity has expanded and the cost of installing modern transmission lines over long distances has become infeasible. As such, microgrids pose DC/AC harmonic distortion losses to the voltage supply that eventually fluctuate the output voltage. The key takeaways that this study p...
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Global warming and population growth have been contributing factors to the decline of freshwater resources around the globe. More than 45% of the desalination plants are in the Middle East. Due to the severe scarcity of freshwater resources, Iran also needs to construct several desalination plants, since by 2021 the ratio of freshwater per capita i...
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The experimental data from the performance of a 300 W poly and a 300 W mono crystalline solar module are gathered during a year, and then, it is employed to evaluate the relation between the standard deviation of temperature distribution on the surface of module and error in prediction of different simulation approaches. The values of error in pred...
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Ocean renewable wave power is one of the more encouraging inexhaustible energy sources, with the potential to be exploited for nearly 337 GW worldwide. However, compared with other sources of renewables, wave energy technologies have not been fully developed, and the produced energy price is not as competitive as that of wind or solar renewable tec...
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Global warming and population growth have been contributing factors to the decline of freshwater resources around 16 the globe. More than 45% of the desalination plants are in the Middle East. Due to the severe scarcity of freshwater 17 resources, Iran also needs to construct several desalination plants, since by 2021 the ratio of freshwater per ca...
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Wind turbines (WTs) are often operated in harsh and remote environments, thus making them more prone to faults and costly repairs. Additionally, the recent surge in wind farm installations have resulted in a dramatic increase in wind turbine data. Devising intelligent condition monitoring and fault warning systems are crucial to improving the effic...
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A cost-effective and efficient wind energy production trend leads to larger wind turbine generators and drive for more advanced forecast models to increase their accuracy. This paper proposes a combined forecasting model that consists of empirical mode decomposition, fuzzy group method of data handling neural network, and grey wolf optimization alg...
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The present analysis utilized the 6-hourly data of wind speed (zonal and meridional) for the period between 2011 and 2019, as retrieved from the Copernicus Marine Environmental Service (CMEMS), covering the Thracian Sea (the northern part of the Aegean Sea). Data were estimated from the global wind fields derived from the Advanced Scatterometer (AS...
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Solar irradiation in hot-arid climatic countries results in increased temperatures, which is one of the major factors affecting the power generation efficiency of monocrystalline photovoltaic (PV) systems, posing performance and degradation challenges. In this paper, the efficiency of a water-flow cooling system to increase the output of a monocrys...
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Hydrogen is assuming a crescent role in the decarbonising initiatives. Moreover, hydrogen can supply the 3 most energy intense sectors, i.e. transport, heat and electricity, allowing the sector coupling. To do so, a production unit, the electrolyser, and a consumer one, the fuel cell, are needed. Actually, reversible Solid Oxide Cell technology pre...
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Due to expanding global environmental issues and growing energy demand, wind power technologies have been studied extensively. Accurate and robust short-term wind speed forecasting is crucial for large-scale integration of wind power generation into the power grid. However, the seasonal and stochastic characteristics of wind speed make forecasting...
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Solar Hydrogen applications are getting more and more attention since competitiveness with conventional electric batteries is proven by several studies. Remote areas or weakly connected Islands are interesting context to apply such a comparison especially needing for seasonal storage due to the contemporary strong change of production due to solar...
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Wind energy is foreseen to represent one of the most important drivers in the transition to a clean energy system. On one hand, the major trend is to increase the turbines’ height and rotor size so as to improve the economy of scale. On the other hand, another approach that is receiving large interest is the so-called Ducted Wind Turbines that allo...
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Short-term wind power prediction is challenging due to the chaotic characteristics of wind speed. Since, for wind power industries, designing an accurate and reliable wind power forecasting model is essential, we deployed a novel composite deep learning-based evolutionary approach for accurate forecasting of the power output in wind-turbine farms,...
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The correct strategy for monitoring and assessing marine Renewable Energy Sources (RESs) is of great importance for local/national sustainable development. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to measure in the most precise possible manner the local/regional RESs potential. This is especially true for Offshore Wind (OW) energy potential, since the...
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Offshore wind (OW) speed assessment is a key aspect for the development of new wind farms at sea. Satellites can be used to globally obtain ocean and sea distribution, compensating limited in-situ measurements. In this study, a new methodology to estimate the wind’s speed potential is here proposed. Preliminary, S-1 images have been analyzed by mea...
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Geographical Islands have been considered a challenge environment to test renewable energy integration strategies as well as cutting-edge technologies due to the alternation between actual grid-connected and island mode. This is due to the weak connection to the mainland and, subsequently, the Power Grid as well as the strong changes in seasonal en...
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The main aim of this research effort is to assess the impact of the different circulating vehicle fleets on PM10 pollution, comparing the results from the ten most populated metropolitan cities in Italy. Circulating diesel vehicles have been categorized in different groups depending on the vehicle type (car or Light Commercial Vehicle - LCV) and Eu...
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European Union has definitely identified the priorities towards sustainable and low-carbon energy systems recognizing a key role to islands that have been described as ideal sites to develop and test innovative strategies and solutions that will then boost the transition on the mainland. Nevertheless, the integration of Variable Renewable Energy So...
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ing global issues. Governmental institutions, industry, academia, and civil society are all participating to this global change, playing different roles. Open energy models and associated data are essential to promote open science practices, and create an effective science-policy interaction. For example, they can foster multi-disciplinary research...
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Ocean wave energy is a broadly accessible renewable energy source; however, it is not fully developed. Further studies on wave energy converter (WEC) technologies are required in order to achieve more commercial developments. In this study, four CETO6 spherical WEC arrangements have been investigated, in which a fully submerged spherical converter...
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Electricity price forecasting is a key aspect for market participants to maximize their economic efficiency in deregulated markets. Nevertheless, due to its non-linearity and non-stationarity, the trend of the price is usually complicated to predict. On the other hand, the accuracy of short-term electricity price and load forecasting is fundamental...
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To advance commercialisation of ocean wave energy and for the technology to become competitive with other sources of renewable energy, the cost of wave energy harvesting should be significantly reduced. The Mediterranean Sea is a region with a relatively low wave energy potential, but due to the absence of extreme waves, can be considered at the in...
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The wind energy sector has seen an increasing growth in the last decade and this is foreseen to continue in the next years. This has posed several challenges in terms of skilled and prepared professionals that have always to be up to date in an industry that is constantly changing. Thus, teaching tools have gained an increasing interest. The presen...
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The elaboration of a methodology for accurately assessing the potentialities of blue renewable energy sources is a key challenge among the current energy sustainability strategies all over the world. Consequentially, many researchers are currently working to improve the accuracy of marine renewable assessment methods. Nowadays, remote sensing (RSs)...
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Hourly energy consumption profiles are of primary interest for measures to apply to the dynamics of the energy system. Indeed, during the planning phase, the required data availability and their quality is essential for a successful scenarios’ projection. As a matter of fact, the resolution of available data is not the requested one, especially in...