Updated: 26-11-2018

Book Section


Patel, A.D.; Posada, J.A.; Shen, L.; Patel, M.K.: Early R&D stage sustainability assessment: the 5-pillar method. In: Sustainability Assessment of Renewables-Based Products: Methods and Case Studies. By J. Dewulf, S. De Meester and R. Alvarenga (eds.). Wiley, January 2016, pp. 65-80

Conference Proceedings


Yushchenko, A.; Patel, M.K.: How carbon tax could contribute to greater CO2 and electricity savings in Switzerland. European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. eceee 2017 Summer Study on energy efficiency, Presqu'île de Giens, France, 29 May-3 June 2017

Zuberi, M.J.S.; Patel, M.K.: The importance of additionality in evaluating the economic viability of motor-related energy efficiency measures. Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems (EEMODS’17), Rome, Italy (2017), pp. 82-93.


Schneider, Stefan, Jad Khoury, Bernard Lachal, et Pierre Hollmuller. 2017. « Geo-dependent heat demand model of the Swiss building stock ». In Sustainable built environment world conference. World SBE 2017, Hong Kong, June 3-5. Hong Kong: SBE Series 2016-17.

Abdon, A.; Zhang, X.; Parra, D.; Patel, M. K.; Bauer, C.; Worlitschek, J.: Techno-Economic and Environmental Assessment of Energy Storage Technologies for Different Storage Time Scales, 2016. International Renewable Energy Storage Conference. Düsseldorf, Germany, 15-17 March 2016.

Journal article


A. Hassan, M. K. Patel and D. Parra. Assessing the impacts of renewable and conventional electricity supply on the value and cost of power-to-gas. Accepted in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

R. Segundo, D. Parra, N. Wyrsch, M. K. Patel, F. Kienzle, P. Korba. Techno-economic analysis of battery storage and curtailment in a distribution grid with high PV penetration, 2018. Journal of Energy Storage 17, 73-83.

E. Barbour, D. Parra, Z. Alawwad, M. Gonzalez. Community Energy storage: A smart choice for the smart grid?, 2018. Applied Energy 212, 489-497.

K. N. Streicher, P. Padey, D. Parra, M. C. Bürer, M. K. Patel. Assessment of the Current Thermal Performance Level of the Swiss Residential Building Stock: Statistical Analysis of Energy Performance Certificate, 2018. Energy and Buildings, 178, 360-378.

D. Parra, L. Valverde, J. Pino, M. K. Patel. A review on the role, cost and value of hydrogen energy systems for deep decarbonisation. In press with Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews

Zuberi, M.J.S.; Bless, F.; Chambers, J.; Arpagaus, C.; Bertsch, S. Patel, M.K.: Excess heat recovery: An invisible energy resource for the Swiss industry sector. Applied Energy 228 (2018), pp. 390-408.

Zuberi, M.J.S.; Patel, M.K.: Cost‐effectiveness analysis of energy efficiency measures in the Swiss chemical and pharmaceutical industry. International Journal of Energy Research (2018), pp. 1–24.


Abdon, A.; Zhang, X.; Parra, D.; Patel, M.K.; Bauer, C.; Worlitschek, J.: Techno-economic and environmental assessment of stationary electricity storage technologies for different time scales. Energy 139 (2017), pp. 1173-1187

Lehmann, U.; Khoury, J.; Patel, M.K.: Actual energy performance of student housing: case study, benchmarking and performance gap analysis. CISBAT 2017 International Conference Future Buildings & Districts Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale, 6-8 September 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland. Energy Procedia, Volume 122, September 2017, pp. 163-168

Parra, D.; Swierczynski, M.; Stroe, D.I.; Norman, S.A.; Abdon, A.; Worlitschek, J.; O’Dohertye, T.; Rodriguese, L.; Gillotte, M.; Zhang, X.; Bauer, C.; Patel, M.K.: An interdisciplinary review of energy storage for communities: Challenges and perspectives. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 79 (2017), pp. 730–749

Parra, D.; Zhang, X.; Bauer, C.; Patel, M.K.: An integrated techno-economic and life cycle environmental assessment of power-to-gas systems. Applied Energy 193 (2017), pp. 440-454

Pena-Bello, A.; Burer, M.; Patel, M.K.; Parra, D.: Optimizing PV and grid charging in combined applications to improve the profitability of residential batteries. Journal of Energy Storage 13 (2017), pp. 58–72

Schneider, S.; Hollmuller, P.; Le Strat, P.; Khoury, J.; Patel, M.; Lachal, B.: Spatial–Temporal Analysis of the Heat and Electricity Demand of the Swiss Building Stock. Frontiers in Built Environment, Volume 3 (August 2017), Article 53, pp. 1-17

Broeren, M. L. M.; Dellaert, S.N.C.; Cok, B. M. J. A.; Patel, M.K.; Worrell, E.; Shen, L.: Life cycle assessment of sisal fibre – Exploring how local practices can influence environmental performance. Journal of Cleaner Production 149 (2017), pp. 818-827

Reuter, M.; Patel, M.K.; Eichhammer, W.: Applying ex-post index decomposition analysis to primary energy consumption for evaluating progress towards European energy efficiency targets. Energy Efficiency, Volume 10 (2017), Issue 6, pp. 1381–1400

Streicher, K.N.; Parra, D.; Buerer, M.C.; Patel, M.K.: Techno-economic potential of large-scale energy retrofit in the Swiss residential building stock. CISBAT 2017 International Conference Future Buildings & Districts Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale, 6-8 September 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland. Energy Procedia 122 (2017), pp. 121-126

Tsiropoulos, I.; Hoefnagels, R.; van den Broek, M.; Patel, M.K.; Faaij, A.P.C.: The role of bioenergy and biochemicals in CO2 mitigation through the energy system - a scenario analysis for the Netherlands, GCB Bioenergy (2017) 9, pp.1489-1509

Zuberi, M.J.S.; Patel, M.K.: Bottom-up analysis of energy efficiency improvement and CO2 emission reduction potentials in the Swiss cement industry. Journal of Cleaner Production 142 (2017), pp. 4294-4309.

Zuberi, M.J.S.; Tijdink, A.; Patel, M.K.: Techno-economic analysis of energy efficiency improvement in electric motor driven systems in Swiss industry. Applied Energy 205 (2017), pp. 85–104.

Schneider, S.; Le Strat, P.; Patel, M.K.: ElectroWhat: A Platform for Territorial Analysis of Electricity Consumption. CISBAT 2017 International Conference Future Buildings & Districts Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale, 6-8 September 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland. Energy Procedia 122 (2017), pp. 92–97

Yushchenko, A.; Patel, M.K.: Cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency programs: How to better understand and improve from multiple stakeholder perspectives? Energy Policy 108 (2017), pp. 538–550


Broeren, M. L. M.; Molenveld, K.; van den Oever, M. J. A.; Patel, M.K.; Worrell, E.; Shen, L.: Early-stage sustainability assessment to assist with material selection: A case study for biobased printer panels. Journal of Cleaner Production 135 (2016), pp. 30-41

Manda, B.M.K.; Bosch, H.; Karanam, S.; Beers, H.; Bosman, H.; Rietveld, E.; Worrell, E.; Patel, M.K.: Value creation with life cycle assessment: an approach to contextualize the application of life cycle assessment in chemical companies to create sustainable value. Journal of Cleaner Production 126 (2016), pp. 337-351

Nieuwlaar, E.; Roes, A.L.; Patel, M.K.: Final Energy Requirements of Steam for Use in Environmental Life Cycle Assessment. Journal of Industrial Ecology, Volume 20, Issue 4 (2016), pp. 828–836

Yushchenko, A.; Patel, M.K.: Contributing to a green energy economy? A macroeconomic analysis of an energy efficiency program operated by a Swiss utility. Applied Energy 179 (2016), pp. 1304–1320

van Ruijven, B.J.; van Vuuren, D.P.; Boskaljon, W.; Neelis, M.L.; Saygin, D.; Patel, M.K.: Long-term model-based projections of energy use and CO2 emissions from the global steel and cement industries. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 112 (2016), pp. 15-36

Bos, H.L.; Meesters, K.P.H.; Conijn, S.G.; Corré, W.J.; Patel, M.K.: Comparing biobased products from oil crops versus sugar crops with regard to non-renewable energy use, GHG emissions and land use. Industrial Crops and Products 84 (2016), pp. 366-374

Parra, D.; Patel, M.K.: Techno-economic implications of the electrolyser technology and size for power-to-gas systems. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 41, Issue 6, 2016, pp. 3748–3761

Parra, D.; Patel, M.K.: Effect of tariffs on the performance and economic benefits of PV-coupled battery systems. Applied Energy 164 (2016), pp. 175-187

Posada, J.A.; Brentner, L.B.; Ramirez, A.; Patel, M.K.: Conceptual design of sustainable integrated microalgae biorefineries: Parametric analysis of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and techno-economics. Algal Research 17 (2016), pp. 113-131