Solar Energy Conversion Systems in the Built Environment

A special issue of Clean Technologies (ISSN 2571-8797).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 August 2023) | Viewed by 524

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Renewable Energy Systems and Recycling Research Centre, Transilvania University of Brasov, 500036 Brasov, Romania
Interests: sustainable and renewable energy systems; solar irradiance; photovoltaic systems; hybrid electrical energy systems
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1. Physics Department, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
2. Department (Section) of Physical Sciences, Academy of Romanian Scientists (Academy of Sciences), Bucharest, Romania
Interests: solar cells modelling and simulation; PV systems modelling and simulation; forecasting of solar radiation; BIPV systems; applications of PV systems
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Renewable Energy Systems and Recycling Research Centre, Transilvania University of Brasov, 500036 Brasov, Romania
Interests: wind power system; planetary speed increaser; counter-rotating wind turbine; dynamics; power flow; modeling; simulation; artificial intelligence; product design and development
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Renewable Energy Systems and Recycling R&D Centre, Transilvania University of Brasov, 500036 Brasov, Romania
Interests: energy efficient built environment; nearly zero energy buildings and nearly zero energy communities; renewable based energy mixes implemented in the built environment; solar thermal systems; geothermal systems; photovoltaic systems; solar tracking mechanisms for photovoltaic and solar thermal systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue Solar Energy Conversion Systems in the Built Environment, in Clean Technologies, is open for submissions.

Due to the growing population and rising rate of urbanisation and economic development, energy presents a significant challenge in today’s world.

The production of energy using fossil fuels results in pollution and economic and military conflicts. Although these consequences can be mitigated, energy locally produced from renewable energy sources fosters sustainable energy communities.

In the built environment, ranging from buildings to cities, photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal systems represent affordable and feasible solutions (silent and versatile to limited space restrictions) to meet the electrical and thermal demand to a large extent while minimising energy transport losses and dependence on the national grid.

Despite the obvious benefits, the implementation of solar energy conversion systems in the built environment comes with several challenges, such as: energy management considering the variability in solar radiation and electricity / thermal energy consumption, storage of the excess energy, etc.

Papers in this Special Issue should be related to the built environment and may discuss (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Solar energy potential;
  • Design of solar energy conversion systems;
  • Estimation/forecasting of electrical/thermal energy;
  • Electrical/thermal energy storage;
  • Shading;
  • Smart self-consumption of PV energy in local micro-grid;
  • Hybrid renewable energy systems;
  • Applications on/near buildings (BIPV, BAPV, BISTS, facades, street lighting, etc.);
  • Architectural integration aspects;
  • PV and sustainable transport facilities;
  • Bifacial PV, PVT and CPV systems;
  • Sun-tracking systems;
  • nZEB/NZEB with solar energy conversion systems;
  • Building energy management systems and solar energy conversion systems;
  • Artificial intelligence applied in PV systems and solar radiation.

This Special Issue aims to collect outstanding research and development outcomes from all over the world that contribute to a larger implementation of solar energy conversion systems to help shape the sustainable cities of the future.

Dr. Bogdan-Gabriel Burduhos
Prof. Dr. Laurentiu Fara
Prof. Dr. Mircea Neagoe
Dr. Macedon Moldovan
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • solar energy conversion systems
  • built environment, nZEB / NZEB
  • solar potential
  • hybrid renewable energy systems
  • architectural integration of solar energy conversion systems
  • PV / thermal energy forecasting and consumption

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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