Our book Solar Radiation Theory is now available in Arabic
The popular and highly downloaded book Solar Radiation Theory by Joakim Widén and Joakim Munkhammar at the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment has been translated to Arabic and is available open access through DiVA.
Meet our new coworker: Âzeddine Frimane
On 14 April, Âzeddine Frimane, PhD from Ibn Tofail University, Morocco, started his postdoctoral position in solar forecasting at the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment.
New book on modeling of synthetic solar irradiance data
Âzeddine Frimane, Joakim Munkhammar and Joakim Widén at the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment have contributed to a new book on modeling of synthetic solar irradiance data published by AIP Publishing. The book covers state-of-the-art mathematical methods for generation of solar irradiance time series and their applications.
Scholarship for a degree project in construction engineering
The students Olof Berggren and Linus Kjellberg on the Bachelor Programme in Construction Engineering, with subject reader Christel Isaksson at the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, have been awarded a scholarship for best degree project of the year by Lean Forum Bygg.
New licentiate thesis shows how to include uncertainties in residential grid simulations
On 9 April Umar Hanif Ramadhani at the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment presented his licentiate thesis Uncertainty and correlation modeling for load flow analysis of future electricity distribution systems: Probabilistic modeling of low voltage networks with residential photovoltaic generation and electric vehicle charging. The thesis shows how improved uncertainty and correlation modeling can improve probabilistic simulation of electricity distribution grids.
Joakim Munkhammar is our new senior lecturer in mathematical energy modeling
On March 15, Joakim Munkhammar began his position as senior lecturer in Civil Engineering with specialization in Mathematical Energy Modeling in the Built Environment at the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment.
David Lingfors is our new assistant professor in solar energy
On March 4, David Lingfors began his position as Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering with specialization in Solar Energy in the Built Environment at the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment.
Meet our new coworker: Lukas Dahlström
In January 2021, Uppsala University started a new interdisciplinary graduate school in sustainable development at Campus Gotland. Lukas Dahlström is one of the 12 new doctoral students in the graduate school and is admitted to the subject of Civil Engineering and Built Environment.
Forecasting methods for facilitating the integration of solar power in buildings and energy systems are presented in a new doctoral thesis
Dennis van der Meer at the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment defended his doctoral thesis on solar forecasting on 22 January. The thesis presents forecasting methods for solar power generation and how they can be applied to control energy systems in buildings and local electricity networks, which is important for managing future large amounts of solar power.
New licentiate thesis on Urban Building Energy Modeling
On 20 January Fatima Johari at the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment presented her licentiate thesis Urban building energy modeling: A systematic evaluation of modeling and simulation approaches. The thesis is a detailed study of how buildings can be simulated with simplified but still accurate models, allowing efficient upscaling of building performance simulation to the city scale.
Herrljunga municipality first in Sweden with a utility-scale solar guide
Herrljunga municipality in south-western Sweden has been part of a case study of so-called utility-scale solar guides together with the local electricity distribution system operator and the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment. On their website the municipality describe the collaboration with our thesis workers Oskar Lindberg, now postgraduate student at the division, and Alfred Birging.
The MCM model accurately forecasts electricity use in buildings
In a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Applied Energy, the forecasting model MCM has been proven to be a simple but accurate alternative to other so-called benchmark models. The model has been developed by Joakim Munkhammar at the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment.
Smart charging of electric vehicles in buildings and electricity networks in focus in new licentiate thesis
On 15 October, Reza Fachrizal at the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment presented his licentiate thesis on how smart charging of electric vehicles connected to residential buildings can increase the buildings' self-consumption of photovoltaic (PV) power and at the same time enable increased connection of both charging infrastructure and PV systems to electricity networks.
Meet our new coworker: Farshid Shadram
On 1 October Farshid Shadram started his new position as Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering with specialization in building information modeling (BIM) at the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment.
A new PhD thesis models electric vehicle charging and solar power production in cities
Mahmoud Shepero at the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment defended his thesis on 22 September. The thesis shows the opportunities of charging electric vehicles with local building-applied photovoltaic power.
We participate in several new research projects on photovoltaics
Three new research projects focusing on photovoltaic (PV) technologies for buildings and transports, involving participants from the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, have recently received funding. The projects will result in better solar forecasts, inclusion of citizens in PV integration in cultural heritage areas, and solutions for PV on trucks.
Bio-CCS can give negative carbon dioxide emissions in Uppsala
Magnus Åberg at the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment has participated in a feasibility study for Bio-CCS technology in Uppsala together with Vattenfall, Uppsala municipality and STUNS. The results from the project show that an optimally sized Bio-CCS facility in Uppsala's district heating system could give rise to 200,000 tonnes of net-negative carbon dioxide emissions per year, and thus make a significant contribution to reducing Uppsala municipality's climate impact.
Funding granted for a new interdisciplinary course about the city
Petra Pertoft and David Lingfors at the Divison of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, together with the Department of Art History and the Department of Ecology and Genetics, have been granted funding to develop a new undergraduate course.
New solar forecasting model performs best
The so-called MCM model, developed at the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, has been evaluated in two independent international studies and proved capable of making highly reliable forecasts. In some respects it even performed best out of the several models that were compared.
New state-of-the-art reviews on modeling of urban systems
At the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment we try to understand and model cities and their energy and transport infrastructures as complex systems. This involves studies of buildings and their energy performance, on-site energy resources and supply, new mobility and transport solutions, and the energy distribution systems of cities. As part of this endeavor, we have recently published three review papers on the state of the art within these areas.
Our solar forecasting research makes it to the front page
The new paper “Clear-sky index space-time trajectories from probabilistic solar forecasts: Comparing promising copulas” by Dennis van der Meer and co-authors is featured on the cover of the latest issue of the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy.
Welcome to our new website!
New department, new website! Welcome to the Division of Civil Engineering and Built Environment and our home on the web.