International Journal of Photoenergy

Recent Research Progress in Solar Thermal Conversion Theory and Applications


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Published

Lead Editor

1University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

2the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

3University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

4Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China


Recent Research Progress in Solar Thermal Conversion Theory and Applications

Description

Solar thermal conversion has been the most common and economical way in utilization of solar energy. Solar water heater, solar space heating, and other low-temperature solar thermal technologies have been utilized worldwide and have contributed to reducing the CO2 emissions significantly. In the last decades, great research efforts have been also made to develop solar thermal power, solar space cooling, and other medium/high-temperature solar thermal technologies, and these technologies have been successfully demonstrated and are more and more close to economical practice. This special issue welcomes manuscripts presenting information on any aspect of solar thermal conversion research, development, application, measurement, or policy.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Solar thermal collectors or solar concentrator
  • Solar thermal storage
  • Solar thermal power systems
  • Smart materials for solar thermal applications
  • Photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) technologies
  • Solar desalination
  • Solar air conditioning
  • Economics of solar thermal applications

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 926235
  • - Review Article

Solar Lighting Technologies for Highway Green Rest Areas in China: Energy Saving Economic and Environmental Evaluation

Xiaochun Qin | Qingchao Wei | ... | Yi Shen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 532059
  • - Research Article

Performance Investigation and Structure Optimization of a Flat Dual-Function Solar Collector

Jinwei Ma | Haitao Wang | ... | Jie Ji
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 850413
  • - Editorial

Recent Research Progress in Solar Thermal Conversion Theory and Applications

Gang Pei | Yuehong Su | ... | Hongfei Zheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 409517
  • - Research Article

A Study on Thermal Performance of a Novel All-Glass Evacuated Tube Solar Collector Manifold Header with an Inserted Tube

Jichun Yang | Qingyang Jiang | ... | Chenglong Luo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 130187
  • - Research Article

Design and Testing of a Shell-Encapsulated Solar Collector with the Compound Surface Concentrators

Hongfei Zheng | Gang Wu | ... | Yanyan Ma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 217201
  • - Research Article

Improved Optimization Study of Integration Strategies in Solar Aided Coal-Fired Power Generation System

Rongrong Zhai | Miaomiao Zhao | ... | Yongping Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 807875
  • - Research Article

Theoretical and Experimental Study of Spectral Selectivity Surface for Both Solar Heating and Radiative Cooling

Mingke Hu | Gang Pei | ... | Jie Ji
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 321829
  • - Research Article

Numerical and Experimental Study on Energy Performance of Photovoltaic-Heat Pipe Solar Collector in Northern China

Hongbing Chen | Xilin Chen | ... | Yaxuan Xiong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 217031
  • - Research Article

Study on a Mid-Temperature Trough Solar Collector with Multisurface Concentration

Zhengliang Li | Mingxian Chen | ... | Hongfei Zheng
International Journal of Photoenergy
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