Special Issue "Solar Thermal Collector"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Maurizio De Lucia
Guest Editor
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence, Via di S. Marta, 3 50139 Florence, Italy
Interests: renewable energies technologies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of neutral societies and cities requires the development of innovative solutions which certainly cannot be limited to the simple decarbonisation of power, at least not in short. The attempt to land in neutral cities or continents by 2030-2050 cannot disregard the correct and important use of solar thermal energy. Solar thermal collectors represent a key element for the development of future smart companies. Hybrid solutions with TES (Thermal Energy Storage), have proven to be sufficiently competitive with respect to PV + Storage. It is a question of continuing on the path of reducing costs, improving performance and reliability of solar thermal systems.

Prof. Dr. Maurizio De Lucia
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Solar thermal Collector
  • Solar Heating system
  • Solar Heating&Cooling
  • Positive Energy Solutions&District
  • Reflective material
  • Solar receivers

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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