Special Issue "Thermal Energy Storage and Solar Thermal Energy Systems"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Karunesh Kant
Guest Editor
Institute Pascal, University Clermont Auvergne, 63001 Clermont-Ferrand, France
Interests: solar energy and its utilization; thermal energy storage materials and devices; phase change materials; thermal modeling; heat transfer; modeling of heat and mass transfers in building innovative envelopes and systems; particle tracking velocimetry for airflow study in buildings
Prof. Dr. Atul Sharma
Guest Editor
Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Amethi-229304, India
Interests: solar thermal energy storage systems; solar water heating systems; solar air heating systems; solar drying systems; phase change materials development and applications; green buildings; wind energy; renewable energy policies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The journal Energies is pleased to invite you to submit research and/or review papers to a Special Issue on “Thermal Energy Storage and Solar Thermal Energy Systems”. TES improves system performance by smoothing supply and demand for thermal energy, and further, it reduces temperature fluctuations when applied in cooling devices. The major applications of thermal energy storage are in buildings, solar thermal systems, concentrating solar power plants and industrial heat recovery and many more. This Special Issue aims to present new research findings as well as reviews of significant work in the field of solar thermal energy systems, thermal energy storage, solar photovoltaic thermal systems (PTV), and hybrid solar systems.

Topics of interest for this Special Issue include but are not limited to:

  1. Thermal energy storage materials and techniques (phase change material, thermochemical materials, metal hydrates thermal energy storage materials, sensible heat storage, latent heat storage, thermochemical heat storage, or a combination of these);
  2. Thermal energy storage materials development and characterization;
  3. Solar thermal systems with thermal energy storage (concentrating solar thermal system, solar water heating systems, solar cookers, solar desalination, solar dryer, solar greenhouse, thermal processing of food in agriculture, photovoltaic thermal system, hybrid solar thermal system, thermal energy storage in the building).

We are writing to invite you to submit your original experimental, theoretical, and review work to this Special Issue. We look forward to receiving your outstanding research.

Dr. Karunesh Kant
Prof. Dr. Atul Sharma
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.


  • Thermal energy storage
  • Phase change materials
  • Waste heat recovery
  • Solar drying systems
  • Solar greenhouse
  • Solar thermal
  • Solar water heater
  • Solar air heater
  • Distillation
  • Concentrating solar power
  • Parabolic trough
  • Fresnel reflector
  • Heliostat
  • Paraboloid dish
  • Solar stills
  • Solar cooking with thermal energy storage
  • Photovoltaic thermal collectors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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