Researcher in Solar Energy
Alexander Astigarraga received the MSc degree in 2011 in Photovoltaic Systems and Devices from the Microelectronics Technology Institute (TiM) of the Faculty of Engineering of Bilbao. Before that, he finished the BSc in Industrial and Automatic Electronic Engineering in 2010 in the same academic center. Since 2011, he has been working in TECNALIA Research & Innovation, where he is a development engineer in the Energy Unit. He is actually working on solar module fabrication and electrical characterization, PV systems installation and PV/CPV modeling software development.
He has participated in European projects such as PVTRIN (Training and certification of PV installers in Europe) and he is actually actively participating in projects related to fabrication and design of new solar module concepts such as B-First (Building-integrated fibre-reinforced solar technology). Furthermore, he is working on working packages related to BIPV and CPV in SOPHIA project (Solar Photovoltaic European Research Infrastructure).