Special Issue "Spectral and Directional Control of Solar, Atmospheric and Urban Radiation for Energy and Environmental Management"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 December 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Geoff Smith
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Guest Editor
University of Technology Sydney
Interests: cool roofs; thermal radiation control and theory; radiative cooling; solar control windows; solar control paints (white and coloured); daylighting and lighting; modelling of building energy use; cool urban precincts and the urban heat island

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Guest Editor is inviting submissions for a Special Issue of Energies on the subject area of "Spectral and Directional Control of Solar, Atmospheric and Urban Radiation for Energy and Environmental Management". The ability to better manage all forms of environmental radiation is needed in a wide range of emerging energy technologies, including solar power, energy-efficient building products, low glare daylighting, active and passive cooling, and combatting emerging local environmental problems, including the urban heat island, and loss of water resources from increased evaporation and melting ice. Broad and narrow band spectral and directional properties of materials and the interface of both natural and urban surfaces to the environment each play a dominant role in this effort. Average local variations in seasonal and daily characteristics as well as hour-by-hour dynamics and convection are also relevant. Papers are sought on recent advances in the engineering of both natural and engineered interfaces that receive and emit radiation for use in power generation, thermal and visual control, and for environmental management. Surfaces of interest may include:

  • Thin film stacks and nanostructures designed to improve solar cell and solar thermal performance;
  • Paints and coatings for use in night and daytime cooling;
  • Energy-efficient glazing for windows and skylights;
  • Directional intensity control of radiated and reflected solar, visible and thermal radiation;
  • Thermal and spectral management of extended outdoor precincts both urban and non-urban including roofs, streetscapes, gardens, and waterways.

Prof. Dr. Geoff Smith
Guest Editor

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.

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Keywords

  • Thin film stacks and nanostructures designed to improve solar cell and solar thermal performance
  • Paints and coatings for use in night and daytime cooling
  • Energy-efficient glazing for windows and skylights
  • Directional intensity control of radiated and reflected solar, visible and thermal radiation
  • Thermal and spectral management of extended outdoor precincts both urban and non-urban including roofs, streetscapes, gardens, and waterways

Published Papers

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