Special Issue "Development, Design, Production and Environmental Analysis of Advanced Solar Thermal Collectors, and Heat Storage Systems Using Vacuum and Phase Change Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 March 2021.
Interests: advanced solar thermal collectors and photovoltaics; energy efficiency issues and energy saving applications; life cycle assessment and environmental analysis; circular economy and energy related aspects; technologies of “smart” materials for energy related applications; energy characterization of building structural elements; energy management in the shipping sector; emissions trading policies; advanced energy management in water networks
Solar thermal systems comprising collector and storage tanks at the same unit belong to the category of low-cost solar devices that mainly cover needs for domestic applications. The development of these systems has been discussed in detail in several works in the last two decades. Among these works, there are some of great interest, combining techniques as vacuum and/or phase change materials (PCM). The scope of this Special Issue is to present recent advances in the development, design, production, and study, either theoretically or experimentally, of advanced solar thermal systems with the above characteristics. Of special interest will be the environmental impacts and life cycle assessment of these systems.
Prof. Dr. Spiros Papaefthimiou
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- Solar thermal collectors
- Heat storage
- Phase change materials
- Environmental analysis