Jose Bilbao

Adjunct Lecturer

Dr Bilbao is an expert on the electrical and thermal modelling of photovoltaic (PV) modules and photovoltaic/thermal (PVT) modules. As part of his research, Dr Bilbao has developed novel thermal models for PV and PVT modules which describe in detail the thermal losses and heat transfer within the module layers. Dr Bilbao’s work also covers the performance modelling, degradation, recycling, and life cycle assessment of PV modules and systems. Dr Bilbao worked as a postgraduate research fellow at UNSW since September 2012 and more recently as an Associate Lecturer. 

Key reseach areas:

- Performance modelling, degradation, recycling, and life cycle assessment of PV modules and systems.

- Integration of PV systems to the electricity network, storage and smart grid applications.

- Building integrated PV and PVT systems, low carbon and low energy buildings.

Journal articles
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Saldivia D; Bilbao J; Taylor RA, 2021, 'Optical analysis and optimization of a beam-down receiver for advanced cycle concentrating solar thermal plants', Applied Thermal Engineering, vol. 197, pp. 117405 - 117405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2021.117405
2021
Yildiz B; Roberts M; Bilbao JI; Heslop S; Bruce A; Dore J; MacGill I; Egan RJ; Sproul AB, 2021, 'Assessment of control tools for utilizing excess distributed photovoltaic generation in domestic electric water heating systems', Applied Energy, vol. 300, pp. 117411 - 117411, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.117411
2021
Yildiz B; Bilbao JI; Roberts M; Heslop S; Dore J; Bruce A; MacGill I; Egan RJ; Sproul AB, 2021, 'Analysis of electricity consumption and thermal storage of domestic electric water heating systems to utilize excess PV generation', Energy, vol. 235, pp. 121325 - 121325, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2021.121325
2021
Deng R; Chang N; Lunardi MM; Dias P; Bilbao J; Ji J; Chong CM, 2021, 'Remanufacturing end-of-life silicon photovoltaics: Feasibility and viability analysis', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 29, pp. 760 - 774, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.3376
2021
Ciesla AM; Bilbao JI; Chan CE; Payne DNR; Chen D; Kim M; Wenham SR; Hallam BJ, 2020, 'Modeling Boron-Oxygen Degradation and Self-Repairing Silicon PV Modules in the Field', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 10, pp. 28 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2945161
2020
Guo J; Bilbao JI; Sproul AB, 2020, 'A novel solar cooling cycle – A ground coupled PV/T desiccant cooling (GPVTDC) system with low heat source temperatures', Renewable Energy, vol. 162, pp. 1273 - 1284, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.08.050
2020
Zhao J; Bilbao JI; Spooner ED; Sproul AB, 2018, 'Experimental study of a solar pool heating system under lower flow and low pump speed conditions', Renewable Energy, vol. 119, pp. 320 - 335, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2017.12.006
2018
Monteiro Lunardi M; Alvarez Gaitan J; Bilbao J; Corkish R, 2018, 'Life Cycle Assessment of Silicon-Based Tandem Solar Photovoltaics and their End-of-Life', Indonesian Journal of Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability, vol. 2, pp. 1 - 1, http://ijolcas.ilcan.or.id/index.php/IJoLCAS
2018
Lunardi MM; Alvarez-Gaitan JP; Bilbao JI; Corkish R, 2018, 'Comparative life cycle assessment of end-of-life silicon solar photovoltaic modules', Applied Sciences (Switzerland), vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app8081396
2018
Yildiz B; Bilbao JI; Dore J; Sproul AB, 2017, 'Recent advances in the analysis of residential electricity consumption and applications of smart meter data', Applied Energy, vol. 208, pp. 402 - 427, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.10.014
2017
Guo J; Lin S; Bilbao JI; White SD; Sproul AB, 2017, 'A review of photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) heat utilisation with low temperature desiccant cooling and dehumidification', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 67, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.08.056
2017
Yildiz B; Bilbao JI; Sproul AB, 2017, 'A review and analysis of regression and machine learning models on commercial building electricity load forecasting', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 73, pp. 1104 - 1122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.02.023
2017
Farshchimonfared M; Bilbao JI; Sproul AB, 2016, 'Full optimisation and sensitivity analysis of a photovoltaic–thermal (PV/T) air system linked to a typical residential building', Solar Energy, vol. 136, pp. 15 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2016.06.048
2016
Farshchimonfared M; Bilbao JI; Sproul AB, 2015, 'Channel depth, air mass flow rate and air distribution duct diameter optimization of photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) air collectors linked to residential buildings', Renewable Energy, vol. 76, pp. 27 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2014.10.044
2015
Bilbao JI; Sproul AB, 2015, 'Detailed PVT-water model for transient analysis using RC networks', Solar Energy, vol. 115, pp. 680 - 693, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2015.03.003
2015
Bilbao JI; Newel BR; Bhagat A, 2014, 'The University of New South Wales Experience on Publicising Live Energy Data', Zero Carbon Building Journal, vol. 2, pp. 84 - 91, http://zcb.hkcic.org/Eng/InformationCentre/Publications.aspx
2014
Conference Papers
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Evans R; Yildiz B; Bilbao J, 2020, 'Capturing Photons Using High Ground Coverage Ratio (GCR) approaches', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 2296 - 2299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC45281.2020.9301029
2020
Jahn N; Barraza R; Bilbao J; Saldivia D, 2020, '•Solar HDH desalination system combined with PVT', in Proceedings of the ISES Solar World Congress 2019 and IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry 2019, pp. 2336 - 2342, http://dx.doi.org/10.18086/swc.2019.46.03
2020
Guo J; Bilbao JI; Sproul AB, 2020, 'Investigation of a ground coupled photovoltaic thermal desiccant cooling and heating (GPVTDCH) System', in Proceedings of the ISES Solar World Congress 2019 and IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry 2019, pp. 2629 - 2641, http://dx.doi.org/10.18086/swc.2019.55.06
2020
Zhao J; Bilbao JI; Sproul AB, 2020, 'High-efficiency residential solar pool heating systems', in Proceedings of the ISES Solar World Congress 2019 and IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry 2019, pp. 417 - 425, http://dx.doi.org/10.18086/swc.2019.09.02
2020
O'Neill D; Yildiz B; Bilbao J, 2019, 'Electric Vehicles and V2G Integration in Future Grids', in Proceedings APSRC 2019, Canberra, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference (APSRC), Canberra, 02 December 2019, http://apvi.org.au/solar-research-conference/proceedings-apsrc-2019/
2019
Gorman N; Haghdadi N; Bruce A; Macgill I; Bilbao J, 2019, 'MSAT-PPA: Multi-factor Sensitivity Analysis Tool for Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreements from an End-User Perspective', Australian PV Institute, Canberra, Australia, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Canberra, Australia
2019
Bell N; Sproul A; Bilbao J, 2019, 'Commercial Building Shape and Orientation: Impact on BIPV Energy Generation and HVAC Demand', in Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2019, Australian PV Institute, Canberra, Australia, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Canberra, Australia
2019
Monteiro Lunardi M; Zhang X; Schmidt L; Ribeiro Dias P; Marcelo Veit H; Bilbao J; Corkish R, 2019, 'Life Cycle Assessment of Two Experimental Recycling Processes for c-Si Solar Modules', in SWC 2019: ISES Solar World Congress, International Solar Energy Society, Santiago, Chile, presented at SWC 2019: ISES Solar World Congress, Santiago, Chile, 03 November 2019 - 07 November 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.18086/swc.2019.42.05
2019
Ribeiro Dias P; Shmidt L; Spier G; Lunardi M; Bilbao J; Corkish R; Veit H, 2019, 'Recycling waste solar modules using organic solvents', in 7th international conference on sustainable solid waste management, Heraklion, Greece, presented at 7th international conference on sustainable solid waste management, Heraklion, Greece, 26 June 2019 - 29 June 2019, http://uest.ntua.gr/heraklion2019/proceedings/proceedings.html
2019
Yildiz B; Bilbao JI; Dore J; Sproul A, 2018, 'Household electricity load forecasting using historical smart meter data with clustering and classification techniques', in International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT Asia 2018, pp. 873 - 879, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2018.8467837
2018
Alonso-Marroquin F; Gormly JB; Bilbao J, 2018, 'Stand alone solar energy harvesting and storage systems in off-grid applications', in AIP Conference Proceedings, Sydney, Australia, presented at 1st Workshop on Off-Grid Technology Systems, Sydney, Australia, 24 February 2018 - 24 February 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4985559
2018
Monteiro Lunardi M; Alvarez Gaitan J; Bilbao J; Corkish R, 2018, 'Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of End-Of-Life Silicon Solar Modules', in Passey R (ed.), ‘Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2018’, Australian Photovoltaics Institute, Sydney, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2018, Sydney, 04 December 2018 - 06 December 2018, http://apvi.org.au/solar-research-conference/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/109_PV_MonteiroLunardi_M_2018_ABSTRACT-3.pdf
2018
Zhao J; Sproul AB; Bilbao J; Spooner T, 2017, 'Whole System Design of an Energy Efficient Residential Pool System', in Proceedings ISES, International Solar Energy Society (ISES), Abu Dhabi, UAE, presented at ISES Solar World Congress 2017 and the SHC 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 October 2017 - 02 November 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.18086/swc.2017.12.14
2017
Yildiz B; bilbao J; sproul A, 2017, 'A method for classifying households to help forecast their Photvoltaic electricity self-consumption patterns', in A method for classifying households to help forecast their Photvoltaic electricity self-consumption patterns, Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Melbourne, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Melbourne, 05 December 2017 - 07 December 2017, http://apvi.org.au/solar-research-conference/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/026_B_Yildiz_DI_Paper_Peer-reviewed.pdf
2017
Yildiz B; Bilbao J; Sproul A; Dore J, 2017, 'Short-term forecasting of individual household electricity loads with investigating impact of data resolution and forecast horizon', in Short-term forecasting of individual household electricity loads with investigating impact of data resolution and forecast horizon, World Renewable Energy Congress 2017, Perth, Australia, presented at World Renewable Energy Congress 2017, Perth, Australia, 05 February 2017 - 09 February 2017
2017
Kim M; Li H; Payne DAVID; Wenham SR; Hallam BRETT; Abbott MALCOLM, 2016, 'Application of High Efficiency Emitters to Multi-Crystalline Silicon', in Proceedings of the 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Munich, Germany, pp. 474 - 478, presented at 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Munich, Germany, 20 June 2016 - 24 June 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.4229/EUPVSEC20162016-2DO.4.6
2016
Hallam BJ; Bilbao J; Payne D; Chan CE; Kim M; Chen D; Gorman N; Abbott M; Wenham SR, 2016, 'Modelling the Long-Term Behaviour of Boron-Oxygen Defect Passivation in the Field Using Typical Meteorological Year Data (TMY2).', in Proceedings of the 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Munich, Germany, pp. 555 - 559, presented at 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Munich, Germany, 20 June 2016 - 24 June 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.4229/EUPVSEC20162016-2DO.4.6
2016
Hallam B; Abbott M; Bilbao J; Hamer P; Gorman N; Kim M; Chen D; Hammerton K; Payne D; Chan C; Nampalli N; Wenham S, 2016, 'Modelling Kinetics of the Boron-Oxygen Defect System', in Energy Procedia, pp. 42 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2016.07.008
2016
Bilbao J; Sproul A, 2015, 'Night Radiative Cooling With Unglazed PVT-Water Collectors: Experimental Results and Estimation of Cooling Potential', in SWC 2015: ISES Solar World Congress Proceedings, Daegu, Korea, pp. 956 - 963, presented at Solar World Congress 2015, Daegu, Korea, 08 November 2015 - 12 November 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.18086/swc.2015.10.10
2015
Dave MH; Bilbao J; Dickson J; Watson B; Prasad D; Sproul A, 2014, 'Towards Sustainable Modular Housing: A Case Study of Thermal Performance Optimisation for Australia', in Rawal R; Manu S; Khadpekar N (eds.), 30th International PLEA Conference: Proceedings, CEPT University Press, Ahmedabad, pp. 223 - 230, presented at 30th International PLEA Conference: Sustainable Habitat for Developing Societies, Ahmedabad, 16 December 2014 - 18 December 2014, http://www.plea2014.in/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/PLEA2014_Proceedings_Vol_3.pdf
2014
Guo J; Sproul AB; Bilbao JI, 2014, 'Ground Coupled Photovoltaic Thermal (PV/T) Driven Desiccant Air Cooling', in Watt ME; Passey R (ed.), Proceedings of the 2014 Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Australian Photovoltaic Institute, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, presented at 2014 Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 08 December 2014 - 10 December 2014, http://apvi.org.au/solar-research-conference/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Guo_peer_reviewed.pdf
2014
Burgun F; Bilbao J; Sproul AB; Partridge L; Lowndes P; Pardon J, 2013, 'FIRST ENERGY PERFORMANCE RESULTS OF A UNIVERSITY BUILDING AND COMPARISON TO ENVIRONMENTAL RATING SIMULATION DATA', in Wurtz E (ed.), Proceedings of BS2013, INTERNATIONAL BUILDING PERFORMANCE SIMULATION ASSOCIATION, web, pp. 2374 - 2381, presented at 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association,, Chambéry, France,, 26 August 2013 - 28 August 2013, http://www.ibpsa.org/proceedings/BS2013/BS2013_front-matter.pdf
2013
Sproul AB; Bilbao JI; Bambrook SM, 2012, 'A novel thermal circuit analysis of solar thermal collectors', in Australian Solar Energy Society 50th Annual Conference, AuSES, Australia, presented at Solar 2012 - 50th Annual Australian Solar Council (AuSES), Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, 06 December 2012 - 07 December 2012
2012
Bilbao JI; Sproul AB, 2012, 'Experimental Results of a PVT-Water Module Design for Developing Countries', in Australian Solar Energy Society 50th Annual Conference, AuSES, Australia, presented at Solar 2012 - 50th Annual Australian Solar Council (AuSES), Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, 06 December 2012 - 07 December 2012
2012
Bilbao JI; Sproul AB, 2012, 'Analysis of Flat Plate Photovoltaic-Thermal (PVT) Models', in Proceedings World Renewable Energy Forum (WREF) 2012, Curran Associates, Inc., New York, USA, pp. 95 - 102, presented at World Renewable Energy Forum (WREF) 2012, Colorado, 13 May 2012 - 17 May 2012
2012
Bilbao J; Sproul AB, 2010, 'PVT Water Systems as a viable Retrofitting for near Zero Energy Homes in Sydney Climate', in Solar 2010, Australian Solar Energy Society, Canberra, presented at 48th Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES), Canberra, 01 December 2010 - 03 December 2010
2010
Conference Abstracts
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Evans R; Kunz O; Bilbao J, 2019, 'Validation of assembly and deployment quality for a pre-fabricated PV array', in Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2019, Australian PV Institute, Canberra, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Canberra
2019
Evans R; Kerkhofs X; Kunz O; Bilbao J, 2019, 'Harvesting photons using High Ground Coverage Ratio approaches', in Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2019, Australian PV Institute, Canberra, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Canberra
2019
O'Neill D; Yildiz B; Bilbao J, 2019, 'Electric Vehicles and V2G technology in future grids', in Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2019, Australian PV Institute, Canberra, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Canberra
2019
Zhang X; Pahlevani F; Sahajwalla V; Bilbao J, 2018, 'Experimental results on c-Si PV module delamination using a thermal process', in Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2018, Australian PV Institute, Sydney, presented at Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Sydney
2018
Bell N; Sproul A; Bilbao J, 2018, 'The Impact of Changing Weather Data on Building Performance Simulation', in Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2018, Australian PV Institute, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference
2018
Zhang X; Teh Z; Patterson R; Bilbao J, 2018, 'Assessment of different chemical compounds for EVA delamination', in Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2018, Sydney, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Sydney
2018
Zhao J; bilbao J; spooner TED; sproul A, 2017, 'Whole System Design of an Energy Efficient Residential Pool System', in ISES Conference Proceedings, ISES Solar World Congress 2017, presented at ISES Solar World Congress 2017
2017
Bilbao J; Dupre O; Johnson C, 2015, 'On the Effects of High Efficiency Solar Cells and Their Temperature Coefficients on PVT Systems', in PVSEC-25 & GPVC 2-15, 25th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference - PVSEC-25, Busan, Korea, presented at 25th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference - PVSEC-25, Busan, Korea, 15 November 2015 - 20 November 2015
2015
Book Chapters
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Monteiro Lunardi ; Alvarez Gaitan ; Bilbao ; Corkish R, 2018, 'A Review of Recycling Processes for Photovoltaic Modules', in Solar Panels and Photovoltaic Materials, Intech
2018
Conference Posters
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Lutze-Mann L; Amberer M; Bilbao J; Binder T; Carlon S; Chen Z; Davis S; Dedova I; Eaton R; Holdom R; Jones P; Kanapathipillai K; Lapere K; Liu K; Mak C; Neal P; Oliver C; Pather N; Smith F; Sulway S; Taylor S; Velan G; Watson K, 2018, 'Digital assessment: empowering students and supporting teachers through innovative student-oriented educational practices', UNSW Sydney, presented at 2018 UNSW Learning and Teaching Forum — Partners in Learning: Connecting Communities, UNSW Sydney, 26 October 2018
2018
Zhao J; Bilbao J; Spooner TED; Sproul A, 2017, 'Whole System Design of an Energy Efficient Residential Pool System', Abu Dhabi, UAE, pp. 682 - 693, presented at ISES Solar World Congress 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29 October 2017 - 02 November 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.18086/swc.2017.12.14
2017
Reports
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Watson BE; Bilbao J; Dave M; Sproul A; Prasad D, 2016, Sustainable and Affordable Living through modular homes and communities - FINAL REPORT, Cooperative Research Centres Programme, Australia, RP1011, http://lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au/resources/crc-publications/crclcl-project-reports/rp1011-final-project-report-2016
2016
Bilbao J; Dave M; Sproul A; Watson B, 2015, Sustainable Modular Housing Thermal Performance Optimization of the Concept Pod, CRCLCL
2015
Bilbao J; Dave M; Watson B, 2014, Sustainable and affordable living through modular homes and communities Tylden Pod Temperature and Humidity Observations and Analysis
2014
Working Papers
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Watson BE; Bilbao J; Dave M; Sproul A, 2014, Sustainable and Affordable Living Through Modular, Net Zero Energy, Transportable, and Self-reliant Homes and Communities, UNSW Built Environment, Sydney, http://dx.doi.orghttp://www.lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au/research/program-1-integrated-building-systems/rp1011-sustainable-and-affordable-living-through
2014

Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells), Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells.