Dr. Paola Sansoni

Dr. Paola Sansoni

National Institute of Optics of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-INO)

Associate Editor

Dr. Paola Sansoni graduated in physics in 1992 at the Florence University, where she received a PhD in 1994 from the Graduate School in Optics. For 6 years she worked in remote sensing research, with scattering simulations and lidar measurements. Since 1993 she works in the development of optoelectronic systems for quality control in industry, for environmental monitoring and for applications in the field of cultural heritage preservation. Her current work as National Institute of Optics of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-INO) researcher is addressed to industrial and environmental applications of optoelectronics, to Photometry and Lighting, to the research on alternative energies and, in particular, to the exploitation of solar energy. Within this research line she is responsible of projects to develop solar collectors for energetic, thermal or photovoltaic applications and for their use in lighting technique and cultural heritage field. Read more ...

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Research Interests

  • Solar concentrators for CPV and CSP systems
  • Solar tracking modules
  • Solar simulators and field test of optical devices
  • Energy and environment
  • Photometry and lighting

Selected Publications

Mirrors array for a solar furnace: Optical analysis and simulation results

Journal: Renewable Energy

Published: 2014 | External link

Solar Divergence Collimators for Optical Characterisation of Solar Components

Journal: International Journal of Photoenergy

Published: 2013 | External link

New Strategies and Simulation Tools to Optically Design a Field of Heliostats

Journal: International Journal of Photoenergy

Published: 2013 | External link

Spectrally selective ultra-high temperature ceramic absorbers for high-temperature solar plants

Journal: Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Published: 2012 | External link

Simple Methods to Approximate CPC Shape to Preserve Collection Efficiency

Journal: International Journal of Photoenergy

Published: 2012 | External link

Evaluation of Surface Slope Irregularity in Linear Parabolic Solar Collectors

Journal: International Journal of Green Energy

Published: 2012 | External link

Optical collection efficiency and orientation of a solar trough medium-power plant installed in Italy

Journal: Renewable Energy

Published: 2011| External link