Antonio Colmenar Santos

Profesor Titular acreditado a Catedrático 

Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica, Control, Telemática y Química Aplicada a la Ingeniería
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, despacho 2.08


ORCID ID: 0000-0001-8543-4550

ResearcherID: L-2282-2017

Scopus Author ID: 54683553100



Resume summary


Teaching experience

Publicaciones Docentes

University textbooks


Scientific and technological experiencie

Publicaciones científicas

Scientific and technological activities

Cursos de Formación Permanente

Lifelong learning courses


Scientific papers

Libros, capítulos de libros

y otras publicaciones

Scientific & technical publications



 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:


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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