Marta Victoria

Marta Victoria

Associate Professor of Solar Photovoltaics and Energy Systems Modelling

Aarhus University

I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering at Aarhus University. My research focuses on the modelling of large-scale energy systems with high renewable penetration paying special attention to the role of solar photovoltaics.

I obtained my BSc and MSc in Aerospace Engineering at the Technical University of Madrid where I also got my PhD in high-efficiency photovoltaic modules at the Solar Energy Institute.

Currently, I participate in the REINVEST project to research alternative transition pathways for Europe and Denmark, and in the HYPERFARM project, where we investigate different Agrivoltaic concepts. Moreover, I lead Aarhus University’s participation in the AURORA project where we are establishing energy communities at four major technical universities in Europe.

I am a member of the Open Energy Modelling Initiative, which aims to promote openness and transparency in energy system modelling, and I co-develop the open-source energy model PyPSA-Eur-Sec.


I’m always interested to speak to enthusiastic students looking for a thesis project or research experience. Send me an email with your CV and research interests.

Selected publications

See a complete list of publications here.



Currently, I teach the following MSc courses at the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering at Aarhus University. In the fall semester, I teach Solar Energy, and Renewable Energy Systems. I also participate in the course Renewable Energy Technologies. In the spring semester, I teach Thermodynamics.

Public Outreach

I participate in various initiatives and platforms aimed at fostering an informed and rigorous public debate on the energy transition. I am a member of the Critical Energy Observatory, the Renewable Energy Foundation and ONGAWA, Technology for Human Development. I have published several articles in press, delivered one TEDx talk, co-authored one report to explain the operation of the electricity market in Spain and several other topics. See here a complete list of my public outreach activities.

In 2021, I was one of the 100 experts collaborating with the Foresight Office of the Spanish Government on the national strategy España 2050. I co-authored Chapter 4 on how to become a climate-neutral and sustainable society.