Special Issue "Advances in Solar Thermal and PV Systems"

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2022
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Guest Editors
Dr K. Sudhakar, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
Dr S. Shanmuga Priya, Manipal Institute of Technology, India
Dr Erdem Cuce, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Turkey


Solar technologies are expected to play an important role in decarbonization and climate change mitigation. Solar energy can be used in several ways to generate electrical, thermal, chemical, or mechanical energy. Despite several advances over the last few decades, there are still a number of obstacles to efficient solar energy generation and storage. The operation and performance of the solar system are also influenced by geographical and climatic conditions. As a backup to solar photovoltaics, solar thermal technologies have a lot of promise. Furthermore, hybrid technologies can help to improve the efficiency of thermal and electrical energy generation. This special issue will highlight recent research findings in various approaches to improving performance and efficiency. This special issue will focus on recent research achievements in various approaches to optimize the performance, efficiency, and economics aspects of solar system. Articles may describe innovative technical developments, experimental, numerical modeling, analytical, case studies, or review reports on potential technological solutions.


The scope of the Special Issue included but not limited to:

Advances in solar cell technologies and power plant

Solar resource assessment and forecasting 

Solar residential cooling and industrial heating systems

Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST) and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Thermal modelling, Exergy and Sustainability analysis of solar systems

Solar desalination and detoxification

Floatovolatics and Agrivoltaics  

Solar energy storage technologies

Solar heat pump for heating and cooling

Role of solar thermal and PV systems in Energy Transition

Solar policies and economics 

Solar mobility, BIPV and BIPVT, Solar fuel, Solar cells and materials, Sustainability