Special Issue "PV Tracking Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: photovoltaic systems; sun tracking mechanisms; virtual prototyping of mechanical and mechatronic systems; automotive engineering (suspension, steering, and others)
For several years, we have all noticed the dramatic climate change, mainly due to the effects of pollution caused by the burning of fossil fuels. Exhaustion of fossil energy resources also represents a major problem that humankind faces. Research in the field of renewable energy systems is a worldwide priority, because these green power “plants” can provide long-term environmentally-friendly solutions. Sun is the most important source of renewable energy, either directly or indirectly. Increasing the energy efficiency of solar energy conversion devices (in electrical or thermal energy) is a continuing concern and challenge for contemporary research. Paraphrasing an old Maori proverb, Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you, the thematic of this Special Issue can be rendered in the following form: Turn photovoltaic (PV) modules to the sun and the shadows fall behind it, thus improving the energy efficiency of the PV system by increasing the rate of incoming incident solar radiation.
Thus, to further spread the methods, developments, and technologies related to PV tracking systems, this Special Issue of Energies (which is a peer-reviewed open access journal published by MDPI, and indexed by many databases, such as Web of Science/Clarivate Analytics—2018 IF = 2.707) aims to be an open platform destined to establish and share knowledge about solar trackers from all over the world. This collection of original and innovative works intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art, but also with the modern trends in the field. We especially encourage high quality papers addressing both theoretical and experimental studies (with mutual validation of the results), and which address comparative analyzes between different tracking modes. Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
I am writing to invite you to submit your original work to this Special Issue. I look forward to receiving your outstanding research.
Prof. Dr. Catalin Alexandru
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.
- PV tracking systems
- Modeling and simulation
- Control strategies
- Innovative solutions