Sustainable Energy Systems and the Threshold Hypothesis

Marcel Castro-Sitiriche

University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez

Marcel Castro-Sitiriche is an associate professor of Electrical Engineering and co-director of the Center for Hemispherical Cooperation in Research and Education in Engineering and Applied Science (CoHemis) at the University of Puerto Rico in the Mayagüez Campus, Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (UPRM-RUM). Marcel is also adjunct professor at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, Tanzania. His research efforts include academic, educational and service activities. Some of his areas of interest include appropriate technology,  renewable energy systems, rural electrification, social business, engineering education, power electronics, and responsible wellbeing. One of his current projects is titled "Cultivating Responsible Wellbeing in STEM: Social Engagement through Personal Ethics" which combines most of Marcel's research interests and you can find more information in the following link: weblink -


The possibility for communities to live with sustainable level of household energy consumption without sacrificing the quality of life needs to be explored and demonstrated. Most global data of electricity consumption shows... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Marcel Castro-Sitiriche (University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez)
  2. Isamar Amador (University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez)
  3. Samira Ortiz (University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez)
  4. Mandoye Ndoye (Tuskegee University)

Topic Areas

• Sustainable energy systems , • Sustainable consumption and production


TS-14 » Climate change and carbon management (13:45 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room E)

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