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Alessandra Scognamiglio

Alessandra Scognamiglio
Chair to Photovoltaics | Forms | Landscapes & General Chair to the 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion | Coordinator Task Force Sustainable Agrivoltaics @ENEA | Renewable Energy Technologies Department | ENEA | IT

Alessandra Scognamiglio is a licensed architect, with a PhD in “Technologies for Architecture and Environment” from University of Naples. Since 2000 she has been researcher at ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) in the Department of Renewable Energy Technology, then in the Photovoltaics and Smart Devices division.

Her main interest lies at the interface between scientific research and design, by fostering a domain of common understanding and experimentations in the real living environment.

Recently she has been appointed by ENEA as coordinator the new task force on “Sustainable Agrivoltaics”, establishing a national network of stakeholders from photovoltaics, agriculture, landscape design and environmental organisations.

Alessandra Scognamiglio was the project manager of several projects related to innovative BIPV and photovoltaics in landscape, including innovative agrivoltaics.

Her main research topics consist in the use of photovoltaics in buildings and landscapes, with a focus on trans-disciplinary perspectives like innovative cognitive frameworks creating new design visions.

Since 2008, she has been topic organizer of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EUPVSEC), where she coordinates the programme contributions on the use of photovoltaics in buildings and nature. For the EUPVSEC, in 2010 she is the creator and since then chairperson of the event “Photovoltaics, Forms, Landscapes. Beauty and power of designed photovoltaics.

On an international level, she is the appointed Italian alternate in the Executive Committee of the IEA SHC (Solar Heating and Cooling), and she is also member of the “Integrated PV” task of ETIP (European Technology and Industry Platform).

Alessandra Scognamiglio continues to devote herself to Architecture as a Member of the Advisory Board of the Master in Architecture at the University of Campania. She keeps giving lectures and supervision to post-graduate masters, and she holds professional training courses for engineers and architects, organised by national design and architecture associations, professional associations, universities, and by ENEA itself.

She authored more than 100 publications in journals, proceedings and books.

Alessandra Scognamiglio holds two patents on the use of photovoltaics in buildings and landscapes (Boogie-Woogie photovoltaic glass, and street lamp Stapelia), and of the trade marks “Algovoltaico” resp. “Algaevoltaics”.