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Design of Sustainable Energy Systems 

The chair of Design of Sustainable Energy Systems (D-SES) is embedded in the Energy Technology group at Mechanical Engineering. D-SES aims at an optimal use and integration of sustainable energy technologies in products, buildings and local infrastructures. In this design-driven research theme improved designs of sustainable energy systems are explored and also developed by means of simulation, prototyping and testing. A strong interest exists in optimized applications of solar energy technologies in the context of product designs and affiliated energy sources and technologies that support storage, use and flexibility of sustainable energy.

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My aim is to enhance design-driven research on sustainable energy products and systems to support the energy transition

Research profile

Angèle Reinders is a full professor of 'Design of Sustainable Energy Systems' at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Eindhoven University of Technology. She aims at an optimal use and integration of sustainable energy technologies in products, buildings and local infrastructures. In this design-driven research theme improved designs of sustainable energy systems are explored and also developed by means of simulation, prototyping and testing. A strong interest exists in optimized applications of solar energy technologies in the context of buildings and mobility and affiliated energy technologies that support storage, enhanced user interactions and flexibility of sustainable energy.

Academic background

Angèle Reinders studied experimental physics at Utrecht University, where she also received her doctoral degree in chemistry. At present her research has a design-driven scope and as such it is trans-disciplinary, with a focus on performance of energy technologies, environmental aspects, user interactions as well as prototyping and testing of innovative energy products. 

Next to being a full professor at TU/e, Angèle Reinders is an Associate Professor  at University of Twente and a visiting professor at the School of Photovoltaics & Renewable Energy Engineering of UNSW in Sydney. In the past she conducted research at - among others - Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy in Freiburg, the World Bank in Washington, D.C., ENEA in Naples, Center of Urban Energy in Toronto and in the remote areas of Papua in Indonesia. From 2010 to 2017 she was appointed as a full professor at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering in TU Delft.

She is known for her books at Wiley’s “The Power of Design” (2012) and “Photovoltaic Solar Energy From Fundamentals to Applications” (2017) and her involvement in the IEEE PVSC conference which she chaired in 2014 and 2017. In 2010 she co-founded the Journal of Photovoltaics for which she serves as an editor. In 2014 she received the PVSC Napkin Award in the USA for her contributions to the field of solar photovoltaics. Also she is involved in various tasks of the International Energy Agency PVPS program among which Task 17 on PV for Transport.

Projects which she has been leading range from design-driven research projects on solar powered mobility to applied research on solar PV systems in islands to exclusively research-oriented projects like COST Action PEARL PV, https://www.pearlpv-cost.eu/, and ERA-Net Smart Grid Plus Project CESEPS, http://ceseps.nl/.

Education/Academic qualification

Science and technology, Doctor, Utrecht University

Physics, Master, Utrecht University

External positions

Associate Professor, University of Twente

1 Sep 2002 → …

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Research Output 1999 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

Luminescent solar concentrator photovoltaic designs

Reinders, A., Kishore, R., Slooff, L. & Eggink, W., 1 Aug 2018, In : Japanese Journal of Applied Physics. 57, 8S3, 10 p., 08RD10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Solar concentrators
concentrators
modules
products
Ray tracing
21 Citations (Scopus)

The power of design: product innovation in sustainable energy technologies

Reinders, A. (ed.), Diehl, J. C. (ed.) & Brezet, H. (ed.), 16 Oct 2012, Hoboken: Wiley. 331 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingAcademicpeer-review

Product design
Innovation
Fuel cells
Thermal energy
Energy conversion
7 Citations (Scopus)

Real-time irradiance simulation for PV products and building integrated PV in a virtual reality environment

Veldhuis, A. J. & Reinders, A. H. M. E., 24 Apr 2012, In : IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. 2, 3, p. 352-358 7 p., 6185630

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

virtual reality
irradiance
Virtual reality
Photovoltaic cells
Boats
7 Citations (Scopus)

An exploration of the three-layer model including stakeholders, markets and technologies for assessments of residential smart grids

Reinders, A., übermasser, S., van Sark, W., Gercek, C., Schram, W., Obinna, U., Lehfuss, F., van Mierlo, B., Robledo, C. & van Wijk, A., 23 Nov 2018, In : Applied Sciences. 8, 12, 16 p., 2363

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
grids
Product design
social factors
acceptability
evaluation
2 Citations (Scopus)

Preferred attributes of home energy management products for smart grids - Results of a design study and related user survey

Obinna, U., Joore, P., Wauben, L. & Reinders, A., 29 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Design Research. 16, 2, p. 99-130 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Energy management
Thermostats
Remote control
Product design
Display devices

Press / Media

University of Twente, Solliance Start Collaboration

Angèle Reinders

29/10/18

1 item of media coverage

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100% green for your biking machine

Angèle Reinders

31/08/17

1 item of media coverage

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Flashy Recyclable Photovoltaic System Breaks Record for Solar Energy

Angèle Reinders

8/11/16

1 item of media coverage

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