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Special Issue "Building-Integrated Photovoltaics/Luminescent Solar Concentrators"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Paulo Sérgio de Brito André

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal
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Phone: +351 21 841 84 54
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Interests: fundamentals of telecommunication; introduction to the research in electrical and computer engineering; optoelectronics; optical fiber telecommunication systems; photonic integration
Guest Editor
Prof. Rute A.S. Ferreira

Physics Department, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Phone: +234 378 103
Interests: luminescence; green photonics; solid state lighting; luminescent solar concentrators; integrated optics; spectroscopic ellipsometry; organic-inorganic hybrids; lanthanide ions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Renewable and sustainable energy generation technologies are at the forefront due to concerns about the environment, energy independence and the high costs of fossil fuels.

Building integrated photovoltaic construction can be a powerful and versatile tool to meet the growing demand for zero energy and zero emission buildings of the near future. In this solution, photovoltaic materials that are used to replace conventional building materials in parts of the building envelope such as roof, skylight or facades, providing functional considerations and offering an aesthetic, economical and technical solution for integrating solar cells.

In this framework, this Special Issue addresses possible research opportunities and pathways for the “Building-Integrated Photovoltaics” of tomorrow.

Dr. Paulo Sérgio de Brito André
Dr. Maria Rute de Amorim e Sá Ferreira André
Guest Editors

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. Energies 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 1600 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.


  • Photovoltaic cells
  • solar concentrators
  • luminescente solar concentrators
  • energy harvesting
  • scale-up

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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