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Assessment of Solar Energy Based on Remote Sensing Data

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2024 | Viewed by 154

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Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, 15236 Penteli, Greece
Interests: renewable energy; environmental studies; computer science; earth observations; artificial intelligence; numerical models; smart cities; digital twins
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Institute of Marine Science, Federal University of São Paulo (IMar/UNIFESP), Santos 11070-102, SP, Brazil
Interests: renewable energy assessment and forecasting; energy transition; earth system science; climate change; numerical modeling; data science
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In 14 and a half seconds, the sun provides as much energy to Earth as its population uses daily. However, assessing solar energy potential and performance require accurate and reliable data on the solar resource and the environmental conditions, which can be used to evaluate solar energy variability and availability and optimize the design and operation of solar energy systems. Remote sensing data can support this direction in the planning and managing of solar energy production. Planning can facilitate the transition to green energy, the integration of solar energy into the power grid, and the development of solar energy policies and markets. At the same time, efficient management ensures energy security based on renewables.

This Special Issue will showcase the overall improvement in research and developments in remote sensing data, modelling approaches, and techniques for solar radiation and energy assessment, nowcasting, and forecasting from rooftop photovoltaic installations in urban environments to big solar farms on regional or even global scales. Such solutions can actively support energy producers and electricity transmission and distribution system operators, promoting and supporting sustainable development as well as affordable and modern energy for all citizens.

Dr. Panagiotis Kosmopoulos
Prof. Dr. Fernando Ramos Martins
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Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Remote Sensing 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 2700 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.


  • solar energy nowcasting and forecasting
  • solar power planning and management
  • radiative transfer modelling
  • concentrated solar power
  • aerosol and cloud effect
  • surface solar irradiation
  • solar resource mapping
  • solar cadasters
  • photovoltaics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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