Special Issue "Building-Integrated Photovoltaics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: design and manufacturing of BIPV; theoretical and experimental investigation; techno-economic performance evaluation; solar energy trading; solar city
Interests: application of BIPV; modelling and simulation; nonlinearity and optimization; real-time monitoring and diagnostics; distributed generation; demand response
You are cordially invited to contribute to a Special Issue of Applied Science (IF = 1.679; https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci), focusing on “Building-Integrated Photovoltaics”.
It is reported that buildings account for about 40% of global energy consumption. Accordingly, interest in solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in buildings has increased with various advantages, such as competitive cost, increased efficiency, and government subsidies. Particularly, in a big city, with high-rise and high-density buildings, building-integrated PV (BIPV) systems are highly recommended by utilizing building façade and rooftop areas. Furthermore, BIPV allows distributed generation and provides more innovative electrical infrastructure.
This Special Issue aims to address potential challenges and opportunities in the design, development, optimization, operation, and extension of “Building-Integrated Photovoltaics”. We invite authors to submit original research papers or short communications, or comprehensive review articles on the latest achievements and innovations in building-integrated photovoltaics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
Design and Manufacturing of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics
Trends and Development in Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Technologies
Theoretical and Experimental Investigation on Building-Integrated Photovoltaics
Computational Modelling and Simulation of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics
Nonlinearity and Optimization in Building-Integrated Photovoltaics
Techno-Economic Performance Evaluation of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics
Real Time Monitoring and Diagnostics for Building-Integrated Photovoltaics
Remote Control and Operation of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics
Policy Issue: System Marginal Price, Solar Renewable Energy Credits, Solar Energy Trading, Block Chain Technology
Macro-Perspective: Distributed Generation, Demand Response, Energy Storage System, Smart Grid, Solar City
If you would be willing to write a paper for this Special Issue, we would need to receive your manuscript by 30 August 2018. Details on the manuscript preparation and categories may be found at Instructions for Authors (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/instructions) for more information on the journal’s policies and the submission process.
Prof. Dr. Taehoon Hong
Dr. Choongwan Koo
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Solar Photovoltaics and Technologies
- Modelling & Simulation
- Nonlinearity & Optimization
- Techno-Economic Performance
- Real Time Monitoring & Diagnostics
- Remote Control & Operation
- Solar Energy Policy
- Distributed Generation
- Demand Response
- Smart Grid
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Title: Photovoltaic panel integration on an irrigated green roof
Bracha Y. Schindler & Leon Blaustein
Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Science, University of Haifa.
Abstract: Green roofs, roofs planted with vegetation, are used to lower temperatures and increase biodiversity in cities, among other benefits. The integration of photovoltaic panels (PV) with green roofs is predicted to provide benefits for both the photovoltaic panels and the green roof, as the green roof cools the panels and the panels provide shade that is beneficial for some species. In this study, we examined the reciprocal effects of the green roof and PV on an irrigated green roof in a Mediterranean climate. In a replicated experiment, we included plots with a green roof versus a bituminous roof surface and green roof plots with and without PV. Irrigation was expected to maintain plant growth during the dry summer and promote cooling of the PV when temperatures are highest and PV efficiency is expected to decline. However, preliminary results indicate no effect of green roofs on panel temperature and electricity production throughout the summer. We intend to do an experimental design on the Peres Peace Center in which we will irrigate or not irrigate the photovoltaic panels on the green roof. We suggest that irrigated panels will increase electricity production.