Solar Energy Research Group

Solar Energy Research Group seeks to overcome barriers to world solar adoption by connecting solar energy researchers from different disciplines and perspectives at the University of Stavanger. The research group is a place to share research, projects, dissemination, and ongoing activities. The group also helps researchers find ways to work together and promote joint initiatives.

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Solar energy research at UiS (Norwegian)

Industrial collaboration


PhD projects and publications from the Solar Energy Research Group.

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PhD projects

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Gholami, Hassan; Røstvik, Harald Nils (2021) The Effect of Climate on the Solar Radiation Components on Building Skins and Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) Materials. Energies ISSN 1996-1073. Volum 14. Hefte 7. DOI: 10.3390/en14071847

Gholami, Hassan; Røstvik, Harald Nils; Steemers, Koen (2021) The Contribution of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) to the Concept of Nearly Zero-Energy Cities in Europe: Potential and Challenges Ahead . Energies ISSN 1996-1073. Volum 14. Hefte 19. DOI: 10.3390/en14196015

Gholami, Hassan; Røstvik, Harald Nils (2021) Dataset for the Solar Incident Radiation and Electricity Production BIPV/BAPV System on the Northern/Southern Façade in Dense Urban Areas . Data ISSN 2306-5729. Volum 6. Hefte 6. DOI: 10.3390/data6060057

Gholami, Hassan; Røstvik, Harald Nils (2021) Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in Europe, Rational Feed-In Tariffs and Subsidies . Energies ISSN 1996-1073. Volum 14. Hefte 09. DOI: 10.3390/en14092531

Gholami, Hassan; Røstvik, Harald Nils (2020) Economic analysis of BIPV systems as a building envelope material for building skins in Europe . Energy ISSN 0360-5442. Volum 204. DOI: 10.1016/

Gholami, Hassan; Røstvik, Harald Nils; Kumar, Nallapaneni Manoj; Chopra, Shauhrat S. (2020) Lifecycle cost analysis (LCCA) of tailor-made building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) façade: Solsmaragden case study in Norway. Solar Energy ISSN 0038-092X. Volum 211. s.488-502. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2020.09.087

Gholami, Hassan; Røstvik, Harald Nils; Müller-Eie, Daniela (2019) Holistic economic analysis of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) system: case studies evaluation. Energy and Buildings ISSN 0378-7788. Volum 203. DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.109461

Esmailian, Ehsan; Gholami, Hassan; Røstvik, Harald Nils; Menhaj, Mohammad Bagher (2019) A novel method for optimal performance of ships by simultaneous optimisation of hull-propulsion-BIPV systems. Energy Conversion and Management ISSN 0196-8904. Volum 197. s.1-17. DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2019.111879

Røstvik, Harald Nils (2021) Sustainable Architecture – What's Next ?. Encyclopedia ISSN 2673-8392. Volume 1. s.293-313. DOI: 10.3390 / encyclopedia1010025.

Sareen, Siddharth; Haarstad, Håvard (2021) Decision-making and scalar biases in solar photovoltaics roll-out. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability ISSN 1877-3435. Volum 51. s.24-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2021.01.008

Sareen, Siddharth; Nordholm, Amber Joy (2021) Sustainable development goal interactions for a just transition: multi-scalar solar energy rollout in Portugal. Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy ISSN 1556-7249. s.1-17. DOI: 10.1080/15567249.2021.1922547

Sareen, Siddharth (2021) Drivers of Scalar Biases: Environmental Justice and the Portuguese Solar Photovoltaic Rollout. Environmental Justice ISSN 1939-4071. DOI: 10.1089/env.2021.0048

Nordholm, Amber Joy; Sareen, Siddharth (2021) Scalar Containment of Energy Justice and Its Democratic Discontents: Solar Power and Energy Poverty Alleviation. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities Volum 3. s.1-13. DOI: 10.3389/frsc.2021.626683

Sareen, Siddharth (2021) Scalar biases in solar photovoltaic uptake: Socio-materiality regulatory inertia and politics. I: Dilemmas of energy transitions in the Global South: Balancing urgency and justice. Routledge ISBN 9780367486457. s.78-92. DOI:


Adjunct Associate Professor
Faculty of Science and Technology
Department of Safety, Economics and Planning
Faculty of Science and Technology
Department of Safety, Economics and Planning
Elise Ottesen Jensens hus 355
Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of Media and Social Sciences