My present research focuses on product development and system design with sustainable energy technologies. I have practical experience with applications of solar technologies, in particular photovoltaics, LEDs, fuel cells, energy storage technologies, thermal energy technologies and small wind turbines in products, buildings and local infrastructures. A core issue in my research is the matching of renewable energy technologies with various conditions during their life cycle with a focus on energy performance, costs, manufacturing, environmental aspects and user interactions. My research includes the development of innovative design approaches, new simulation tools for analyzing the performance of energy systems, technical monitoring of prototypes and the application of evaluation tools such as environmental life cycle analysis. In general my research is based on real cases which are executed with industry and in interdisciplinary research teams.
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Reinders, A.H.M.E., Verlinden, P.J., Van Sark, W.G.J.H.M. and Freundlich, A., Photovoltaic Solar Energy From Fundamentals to Applications, Hard-cover book, 665 pages, Wiley & Sons, London, 2017.
Reinders, A.H.M.E., Debije, M.G. and Rosemann, A.L.P., Measured efficiency of a luminescent solar concentrator PV module called Leaf Roof, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp 1663 – 1666, 2017.
Bremner, S., Hubbard, S. and Reinders, A.H.M.E., Highlights of the 2017 IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Electron Devices Society Newsletter, October 2017.
Obinna, U., Joore, P., Wauben, L. and Reinders, A.H.M.E., Comparison of two residential Smart Grid pilots in the Netherlands and in the USA, focusing on energy performance and user experiences, Applied Energy, Vol. 191, pp 264–275, 2017.
Eggink, W. and Reinders, A.H.M.E., Design it with LSCs; an exploration of applications for Luminescent Solar Concentrator PV technologies, 44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Washington D.C., USA, 2017.
Entrop, A.G., Halman, J.I.M., Dewulf, G.P.M.R. and Reinders, A.H.M.E., Assessing the implementation potential of PCMs: The situation for residential buildings in the Netherlands, Energy Procedia, Vol. 96, pp 17–32, 2016.
Apostolou, G. and Reinders, A.H.M.E., Comparison of the indoor performance of 12 commercial PV products by a simple model, Energy Science & Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp 69–85, 2016.
Obinna, U., Joore, P., Wauben, L. and Reinders, A.H.M.E., Insights from stakeholders in five residential smart grid pilot projects in the Netherlands, Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Vol. 7, pp 1-15, 2016.