Special Issue "Innovative Design, Simulation and Monitoring of Daylighting and PV/Thermal Systems in Buildings"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017).
Interests: solar concentrators for PV & daylighting; PHOTOPIA optical simulation; EnergyPlus simulation; air conditioning; adsorption/absorption/ejector cooling; low temperature power generation; heat storage; desalination
Interests: PV/thermal; heat pump; organic rankine cycle; heat pipe; radiative cooling
Interests: architectural design of daylighting; daylighting simulation
Interests: laser technology; solar cell materials and charaterisation; solar concentrator PV; spectrum splitting
Interests: solar concentrators; daylighting; automation
Interests: smart windows; building integrated PV systems; thermal energy storage
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It is widely acknowledged that use of solar energy is a fundamental approach in the design of low/zero carbon emission buildings. Daylighting is usually the first consideration as it is not only a cost effective alternative to artificial lighting, but also provides a more vivid indoor environment. Daylighting offers the potential to reduce energy consumption significantly in commercial buildings, therefore innovative designs in daylighting have been extensively explored to maximise its benefits. Daylighting design is often integrated with the use of PV/thermal technology for advanced windows or facades, which can offer even more innovative features to be explored and investigated. For example, optics for daylighting and PV/thermal technology can be combined as a full spectrum management strategy of sunlight. Of course, PV/thermal technology alone may be considered for further reduction in carbon emissions in buildings. Daylighting design and PV/thermal technology both involve direct and highly efficient utilization of sun power, which will be one of the most important considerations for future buildings. We believe that a lot of innovative research activities are currently being investigated in this important area, so we cordially invite the relevant scholars to submit their research findings to this Special Issue which will hopefully serve as a platform for knowledge exchange and stimulation of new innovation.
Dr. Yuehong Su
Prof. Dr. Gang Pei
Dr. Ahmed A. Freewan
Dr. Hui Lv
Dr. Irfan Ullah
Dr. Yupeng Wu
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. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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.
- PV/thermal technology
- innovative design