Special Issue "Advances in Solar Energy"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2011)
The Special Issue "Advances in Solar Energy" will be devoted to new developments in the application of solar energy. While articles dealing with either advanced concepts or summaries of the state of research in any particular areas of solar energy development will be considered, some specific areas of interest are noted below.
Articles are sought that outline issues related to photovoltaic (PV) cell development trends, new technical approaches to PV cell developments, comparison of the economics of thin film cells, advances in silicon cell concepts and concentrating systems; an overview of materials’ availability for the various types of solar cells; and developments and performance of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) are also welcome.
Advances in systems that enhance the natural lighting of buildings are of interest. Included can be new types of high performance fenestration materials, systems for direct admittance of solar energy through unconventional means, including solar hybrid lighting systems.
Also encouraged are papers related to solar thermal applications with particular emphasis on large-scale power generation and cooling technologies. Papers on new approaches to storage and/or transport of energy for these types of systems are of particular interest. Minimization of water use in cleaning concentrating systems as well as new developments in high performance dry cooling techniques are encouraged.
Robert F. Boehm
- concentrating systems
- natural lighting
- hybrid lighting
- thermal power systems
- solar cooling
- storage and/or transport of thermal energy
- minimization of water use