Antonio Colmenar Santos

Profesor Titular de la UNED

Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica y de Control
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales

Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia


C/ Juan del Rosal, 12
Ciudad Universitaria, s/n
28040 Madrid - ESPAÑA
Tel. 34-913-987-788




Publicaciones Docentes


Publicaciones Científicas

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Libros, capítulos de libros y

otras publicaciones

 Publicaciones Científicas


Artículos científicos publicados en revistas internacionales de impacto realizados conjuntamente con estudiantes en: trabajos de asignaturas, proyectos de fin de carrera, trabajos de fin de máster y tesis doctorales:

Scientific Publication


Scientific papers published in international high-impact-factor journals. These papers were written jointly with students as part of their BSc. and MSc. final degree projects and doctoral dissertations:


Last forty scientific publications (2012-2016)


Energy-Efficient Three-phase Bidirectional Converter for Grid-Connected Storage Applications

Energy Conversion and Management Volumen 127, November 2016, Pages 599-61

Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Ana-Rosa Linares-Mena, Jesús Fernández-Velázquez, David Borge-Diez


     FI 2016: 5,589

Offshore wind energy: a review of the current status, challenges and future development in Spain

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews Volumen 64, October 2016, Pages 1-18

Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Javier Perera-Pérez, David Borge-Diez, Carlos de Palacio-Rodríguez


     FI 2016: 8,050     


An assessment of photovoltaic potential in shopping centres

Solar Energy, Volumen 135, October 2016, Pages 662-673

A. Colmenar-Santos, Severo Campíñez-Romero, Clara Pérez-Molina, Francisco Mur-Pérez


     FI 2016:  4,018



District heating and cogeneration in the EU-28: Current situation, potential and proposed energy strategy for its generalisation

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews Volumen 62, September 2016, Pages 621-639

Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Enrique Rosales-Asensio, David Borge-Diez, Jorge-Juan Blanes-Peiró


     FI 2016: 8,050     




Performance analysis of a Superconducting Fault Current Limiter in a power distribution substation

Electric Power Systems Research, Volumen 136, July 2016, Pages 89-99
A. Colmenar-Santos, José-María Pecharroman, Carlos de Palacio, Eduardo Collado-Fernández


    FI 2016:  2,688


Distributed generation: A review of factors that can contribute most to achieve a scenario of DG units embedded in the new distribution networks

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews Volumen 59, June 2016, Pages 1130-1148

Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Cipriano Reino-Rio, David Borge-Diez, Eduardo Collado-Fernández


     FI 2016: 8,050

Thermodynamic and exergoeconomic analysis of energy recovery system of biogas from a wastewater treatment plant and use in a Stirling engine
Renewable Energy, Volume 88, April 2016, Pages 171-184
Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Gloria Zarzuelo-Puch, David Borge-Diez, Concepción García-Diéguez


     FI 2016:  4,357

The Geothermal Potential in Spain

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews Volumen 56, April 2016, Pages 865-886

Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Martin Folch-Calvo, Enrique Rosales-Asensio, David Borge-Diez


     FI 2016: 8,050   

Water canal use for the implementation and efficiency optimization of photovoltaic facilities: Tajo-Segura transfer scenario

Solar Energy, Volumen 126 , March 2016, Pages 168-194
A. Colmenar-Santos, Ángel Buendía, Carlos de Palacio, David Borge-Diez


     FI 2016:  4,018

Evaluation of the cost of using power plant reject heat in low-temperature district heating and cooling networks

Applied Energy, Volume 162, 15 January 2016, Pages 892-907

Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Enrique Rosales-Asensio, David Borge-Diez, Eduardo Collado-Fernández


      FI 2016:  7,182

Reliability and management of isolated smart-grid with dual mode in remote places: Application in the scope of great energetic needs

International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Volume 73, December 2015, Pages 805-818

Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Miguel-Ángel Pérez, David Borge-Diez, Clara Pérez-Molina


     FI 2015:  2,587                       

Geothermal Source Heat Pumps under Energy Services Companies finance scheme to increase energy efficiency and production in stockbreeding facilities

Energy, Volumen 88, Agosto de 2015, Pages 821-836

David Borge-Diez, Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Clara Pérez-Molina, África López-Rey


     FI 2015:  4.292



Hybridization of concentrated solar power plants with biogas production systems as an alternative to premiums: The case of Spain

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews Volumen 47, July 2015, Pages 186-197

Antonio Colmenar-Santos, José-Luis Bonilla-Gómez, David Borge-Diez, Manuel Castro-Gil


     FI 2015: 6,798

Cogeneration and District Heating Networks: Measures to Remove Institutional and Financial Barriers that Restrict their Joint Use in the EU-28

Energy, Volumen 85 , 1 de Junio de 2015, Pages 403-414

Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Enrique Rosales-Asensio, David Borge-Diez, Francisco Mur-Pérez


     FI 2015:  4.292

A Methodology for Assessing Islanding of Microgrids: Between utility dependence and off-grid systems

Energies. May 2015; Volume 8 (5), Pages 4436-4454
Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Carlos de Palacio, Lorenzo Enríquez-García, África López-Rey


    FI 2015:  2.077




Repowering: An actual possibility for wind energy in Spain in a new scenario without feed-in-tariffs

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews Volumen 41, January 2015, Pages 319-337

Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Severo Campíñez-Romero, Clara Pérez-Molina, Francisco Mur-Pérez


     FI 2015: 6,798   


An accurate model for simulating energetic behavior of PV grid connected inverters

Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Volumen 49, December  2014, Pages 057-072
Luis Davila-Gomez, Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Mohamed Tawfik, Manuel Castro-Gil


     FI 2014:  1.383



Integration of Distributed Generation in the Power Distribution Network: The need for Smart Grid Control Systems, Communication and Equipment for a Smart City. Use Cases

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volumen 38, October  2014, Pages 223-234
Salvador Ruiz Romero, Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Francisco Mur-Pérez, África López-Rey


     FI 2014: 5,901


Simplified Analysis of the Electric Power Losses for On-Shore Wind Farms Considering Weibull Distribution Parameters

Energies. 2014; Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 6856-6885
Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Severo Campíñez-Romero, Lorenzo Alfredo Enríquez-García, Clara Pérez-Molina


    FI 2014:  2.072


Water Consumption in Solar Parabolic Trough Plants: Review and Analysis of the Southern Spain Case

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volumen 34, Junio de 2014, Pages 565-577
Antonio Colmenar-Santos,  David Borge-Diez, Clara Pérez-Molina, Manuel Castro-Gil


     FI 2014: 5,901   





Residual heat use generated by a 12 kW fuel cell in an electric vehicle heating system

Energy, Volumen 68 , 15 de Abril de 2014, Pages 182-190

Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Lucía Alberdi-Jiménez, Lorenzo Nasarre-Cortés, Joaquín Mora-Larramona


     FI 2014:  4.884 



Planning Minimum Interurban Fast Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles: Methodology and Application to Spain

Energies. 2014; Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 1207-1229
Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Carlos de Palacio, David Borge-Diez, Oscar Monzón


    FI 2014:  2.072


Macro economic impact, reduction of fee deficit and profitability of a sustainable transport model based on electric mobility. Case study: City of León (Spain)

Energy, Volumen 65 , Febrero de 2014, Pages 303-318
Antonio Colmenar-Santos , David Borge-Diez, Pedro Miguel Ortega-Cabezas, J.V. Míguez-Camiña


     FI 2014:  4.884


Economic evaluation of solar thermal and photovoltaic cooling systems through simulation in different climatic conditions: an analysis in three different cities in Europe

Energy and Buildings, Volumen 70 , Febrero de 2014, Pages 207-223
Ursula Eicker, Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Lya Teran, Mariela Cotrado, David Borge-Diez


     FI 2014: 2.884                     



Solar thermal systems for high rise buildings with high consumption demand: Case study for a 5 star hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Energy and Buildings, Volumen 69 , Febrero de 2014, Pages 481-489
Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Julio Vale Vale, David Borge-Diez, Ricardo Requena


     FI 2014: 2.884 




A simple method for studying the effect of scattering of the performance parameters of Parabolic Trough Collectors on the control of a solar field

Solar Energy, Volumen 99 , Enero de 2014, Pages 215-230
A. Colmenar-Santos, Francisco Muruena-Pérez, Mohamed Tawfik, M. Castro-Gil


     FI 2014:  3.469




The impact of different grid regulatory scenarios on the development of renewable energy on islands: A comparative study and improvement proposals Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy, Volume 60, December 2013, Pages 302-312

Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Oscar Monzón-Alejandro, David Borge-Diez, Manuel Castro-Gil


     FI 2013:  3.361       





Efficiency factors of solar collectors of parallel plates for water

Solar Energy, Volume 94, August 2013, Pages 335-343
G. Góngora-Gallardo, M. Castro-Gil, A. Colmenar-Santos, Mohamed Tawfik


     FI 2013:  3.541




Urban wind energy exploitation systems: Behaviour under multidirectional flow conditions—Opportunities and challenges

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volumen 24 , August 2013, Pages 364-378

Francisco Toja-Silva-Pérez, Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Manuel Castro-Gil



     FI 2013: 5,510      




Impact of passive techniques and clean conditioning systems on comfort and economic feasibility in low-cost shelters

Energy and Buildings, Volumen 62 , Julio de 2013, Pages 414-426

David Borge-Diez, Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Francisco Mur-Pérez  Manuel Castro-Gil


     FI 2013: 2.465   


Parallel distribution transformer loss reductions: A proposed method and experimental validation

International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Volume 49, July 2013, Pages 170-180

David Borge-Diez, Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Manuel Castro-Gil, José Carpio-Ibáñez 


     FI 2012:  4,349                         



Distributed Generation: The Definitive Boost for Renewable Energy in Spain
Renewable Energy, Volume 53, May 2013, Pages 354-364
Salvador Ruiz-Romero, Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Rosario Gil-Ortego, Antonio Molina-Bonilla


     FI 2013:  3.361 



Wind control centres: State of the art 
Renewable Energy, Volume 51, March 2013, Pages 93-100
Jose-Maria Gallardo-Calles, Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Javier Ontañon-Ruiz, Manuel Castro-Gil


     FI 2013:  3.361            



Solutions to Reduce Energy Consumption in the Management of Large Buildings 

Energy and Buildings, Volume 56, January 2013, Pages 66-77
Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Lya Noemí Terán de Lober, David Borge-Diez, Manuel-Alonso Castro-Gil



      FI 2013: 2.465             




Passive climatization using a cool roof and natural ventilation for internally displaced persons in hot climates: Case study for Haiti 
Building and Environment,  Volume 59, January 2013, Pages 116-126

David Borge-Diez, Antonio Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Clara Pérez-Molina, Manuel Castro-Gil


     FI 2013:  2.700   




Experimental validation of a fully solar-driven triple-state absorption system in small residential buildings 
Energy and Buildings, Volume 55, December 2012, Pages 227-237
David Borge-Diez, Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Clara Pérez-Molina, Manuel Castro-Gil


     FI 2012: 2.679  



Profitability analysis of grid-connected photovoltaic facilities for household electricity self-sufficiency 
Energy Policy, Volume 51, December 2012, Pages 749-764
Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Severo Campíñez-Romero, Clara Pérez-Molina, Manuel Castro-Gil


     FI 2012:  2.743 



EU plans for renewable energy. An application to the Spanish case 
Renewable Energy, Volume 43, July 2012, Pages 322-330
Salvador Ruiz Romero, Antonio Colmenar Santos, Manuel Alonso Castro Gil


     FI 2012:  2.989     




Tri-generation system to couple production to demand in a combined cycle  Energy, Volume 40, Issue 1, April 2012, Pages 271-290
Carlos Cuviella-Suárez, Antonio Colmenar-Santos, Manuel Castro-Gil


     FI 2012:  3.651             




Potential energy savings from cool roofs in Spain and Andalusia 
Energy, Volume 38, Issue 1, February 2012, Pages 425-438
Sergio Boixo, Marian Diaz-Vicente, Antonio Colmenar, Manuel Alonso Castro


     FI 2012:  3.651           



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