Head of Renewable Energies Chair, Universidade de Évora
Dr. Pedro Horta, Head of the Renewable Energies Chair at the University of Évora and Coordinator of INIESC – the Portuguese National Research Infrastructure in Solar Energy Concentration, has a 20-year research career in solar energy technologies and applications, with a special focus on solar concentrators and their medium and high-temperature application.
With comprehensive experience in applied research on solar concentrator development and testing and solar system design (e.g., process heat, CHP, and water desalination applications), Dr. Pedro Horta has been engaged in in-depth research and technical and financing questions pertaining to process heat (SHIP).
Besides his participation in international R&D, including IEA SHC Task 64, IEA SHC Task 49, ETIP SNET/RHC, EERA JP-CSP), Dr. Pedro Horta has been the Head of the Group Solar Process Heat and Industrial Systems at Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE (2015-2019) and the Coordinator of the European Common Research and Innovation Agenda on Solar process heat (INSHIP, H2020-LCE-2016-ERA GAP-731287). He has also participated in SHIP-related financing projects (TrustEE, H2020-EE-2015-3 GA 696140; TrusCS Phase 1, GIZ Mexico) and developed capacity building and SHIP demonstration activities in Europe, the MENA region, Asia, and South and Central America.
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