Special Issue "Concentrating Solar Power Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2021.
Interests: energy engineering; renewable energy; concentrating solar power; energy storage
Interests: energy engineering; renewable energy; concentrating solar power; solar fuels; advanced power cycles; renewable hydrogen
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The journal Energies (ISSN 1996-1073, IF 2.702) is currently running a Special Issue entitled “Concentrating Solar Power Systems” and, thanks to your expertise in the field, we think that you can make an excellent contribution to this Special Issue.
The decabonization of the global energy system is recognized as a fundamental action to limit global warming, and for this purpose, energy transition toward renewables will play a key role. Among renewables, concentrating solar power (CSP) is recognized as a viable solution to replace fossil fuels in regions characterized by high solar radiation. Concentrated solar power can be used in conventional power cycle for electricity generation or can provide heat at low (around 100 °C), medium or high temperature (>1000 °C) for several industrial processes, water desalination, solar fuel production, etc.
In recent years, the growing interest in the CSP tehcnologies has led to an intense research activity in various topics such as concentrators, thermal receivers, advanced power cycles, thermal energy storage, measurement techniques, O&M optimization, simulation tools, etc.
This Special Issue of Energies on “Concentrating Solar Power Systems” intends to capture the latest research in the field of Concentrating Solar Power ranging from original research papers to reviews and case studies. In this sense, papers that are characterized by the listed keywords may be submitted.
Dr. Andrea Giostri
Dr. Marco Binotti
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 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 2000 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.
- Concentrating solar power (CSP)
- Parabolic trough
- Solar tower
- Central receiver power plants
- Parabolic dish
- Linear Fresnel concentrator
- Thermal energy storage
- Power cycles for CSP
- Innovative heat transfer fluids
- Solar industrial process heat
- Solar desalination
- Solar fuel
- Solar chemistry
- CSP plant modelling
- Heat flux and temperature measurements
- Solar resource assessment
- CSP projects