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A2: Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Systems

A section of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

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The use of solar energy is expected to increase around the world in the coming years. Particularly at middle and at low latitudes, it will be the main source of energy supporting the economy after global and local crises. Due in part to its reduced past environmental impact, solar energy will be crucial to the green production of industrial gases, a key factor in efficient, green, distributed energy storage. Solar–thermal concentration and photovoltaic plants will ensure distributed electrical energy production from very large scale to small local generation. The new industrial paradigms and increasing appeal of electrical mobility will require more green energy from the sun. This revolution needs to be pushed by high quality research results, both from academia and industrial R&D departments.

In this section, we aim to collect original and review papers reporting the latest advances in the broad field of solar and photovoltaic systems, including power generation and storage. We will focus on both established technologies applied in the real-world and prototype systems demonstrated on a laboratory scale. The demonstration of new material concepts and their application in devices will be of particular relevance as a way to provide the community with new potential solutions for future applications. Download Section Flyer


  • Solar Energy
    • Irradiance
    • Forecasts
    • Solar power to gas
    • Photocatalytic hydrogen production
    • Solar energy for heating and cooling
    • Thermal energy storage
    • Solar thermal collectors
    • Solar thermodynamic energy
  • Photovoltaic (PV) systems
    • PV cells materials
    • Balance of system
    • Power electronics
    • Centralized and distributed control
    • PV systems and electrical energy storage
    • Building integration
    • PV systems monitoring and diagnosis
    • Internet of Things (IoT) in PV systems
    • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in PV systems
    • PV power production forecasting
    • PV power production for electrical mobility
    • Concentrated PV power
    • PV system modeling
    • PV for space applications
    • Techno-economics of PV systems
    • Environmental assessment of PV system (LCA, EROEI)

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