Special Issue "Solar Cooling and Heating Technologies"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 13 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Ruiz Ramirez Javier
Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy, Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Avenida Universidad s/s, 03202, Elche, Spain
Interests: renewable energy; heat transfer; mass transfer; computational fluid dynamics modelling; evaporative cooling
Assoc. Prof. Lucas Miralles Manuel
Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Avda. de la Universidad, s/n, 03202 Elche, Spain
Interests: evaporative cooling; cooling tower and heat transfer enhancement
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Buildings account for a surprisingly high 40% of the final energy consumption worldwide. For example, in Europe, the resulting CO2 emissions constitute 36% of the EU’s carbon footprint. Amongst the different uses for energy in buildings, heating and cooling accounts for 76% of the total final energy use in EU households. Accordingly, the heating and cooling demand in the building sector constitutes a major target in the energy efficiency policies due to the potential increase in significant energy savings and decrease in CO2 emissions.

In this sense, the development and use of high-efficient energy systems totally or partially driven by renewable (solar) energy can contribute to achieving a highly energy-efficient and decarbonised building stock.

This Special Issue of Energies titled “Solar cooling and heating technologies” calls for papers that investigate innovative ideas and research progress in solar cooling and heating systems for the purpose of reducing the energy consumption in the building sector.

Prof. Dr. Ruiz Ramirez Javier
Assoc. Prof. Lucas Miralles Manuel
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 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.


  • solar cooling
  • solar heating
  • solar energy
  • photovoltaic energy
  • thermal energy
  • heat pump
  • HVAC
  • domestic hot water
  • absorption
  • adsorption

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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