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Sandy Rodrigues

  • PhD Student Scholarship
  • ARDITI / FCT PhD Scholarship
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I received the M.Eng. Telecommunications and Networks degree in 2009 at the University of Madeira, Portugal. I worked in a company called SICAPREP (Madeira), Lda (located in the Island of Madeira) in the renewable energy department for 4 years planning and executing Photovoltaic System installations (3kW-20kW).      I recently worked on a Project called “Smart Solar” in which a PV Monitoring System to analyse the performance of the generated solar power was developed. This projected consisted in the execution of an electronic prototype, the implementation of an artificial neural network system and a database management system linked to the internet for real-time monitoring.       I am currently doing a PhD in Lisbon at IST (and M-ITI in Madeira) on PV system fault detection and localization. My research interests include Solar Energy Policies, PV System Performance, Solar Batteries, PV System Faults, I-V curve analysis, Machine Learning, Microprocessors, and Non-Invasive sensors.

Recent publications

  • Development of an ANN model to predict the electricity produced by small scale roof-top PV systems in Madeira Island

    • Torabi R
    • Rodrigues S
    • Cafofo N
    • et al.
  • Powerwall 2.0 economic feasibility in Australia

    • Rodrigues S
    • Torabi R
    • Ramos H
    • et al.

Professional experience

PhD Student Scholarship

ARDITI / FCT PhD Scholarship

October 2015 - Present

Research Assistant in the "Smart Solar" Project

M-ITI - Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute

September 2014 - August 2015(a year)

Gestor comercial da NOS Empresas

RANDSTAD RECURSOS HUMANOS, Empresa de trabalho temporário, S.A.

February 2014 - August 2014(7 months)

Engineering services

SICAPREP (Madeira), Lda

August 2011 - January 2014(2 years)

Eng.ª Electrotécnica - Energias Renováveis

SICAPREP Madeira, Lda

January 2008 - January 2011(3 years)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Instituto Superior Técnico / Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute

October 2015 - Present


Co-authors (14)

  • Xiaoju Chen
  • Roham Torabi