LocalEnergy is a multidisciplinary Research, Development and Innovation project funded by the FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (PTDC/EAM-PEC/29905/2017).
The overall goal of LocalEnergy is to develop thermoelectric materials, through the use of materials based on natural and synthetic tetrahedrites, and of new absorbers for thin film solar cells, using materials based on synthetic tetrahedrites. Considering that Portugal is one of the European countries with the highest level of irradiation of solar energy and that tetrahedrite is a local mineral resource, present in the Portuguese zone of the Iberian Pyrite Belt, LocalEnergy project represents an opportunity for the development of sustainable energy systems based on the maximization and exploration of two important endogenous resources (solar energy and mineral resources).
The collection includes research publications and research outputs fully or partially funded by national funds through the FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., under the project PTDC/EAM-PEC/29905/2017 (Project LocalEnergy – “Local Resources for Multifunctional Tetrahedrite-based Energy-Harvesting Applications”