International Journal of Photoenergy

Performance Enhancement of Solar Energy Systems


Publishing date
01 Jan 2022
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
10 Sep 2021

1University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

2University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

4Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

5Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran

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Performance Enhancement of Solar Energy Systems

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Solar energy has gained considerable attraction in recent years due to its several benefits such as availability, low emission of greenhouse gases, and different applications. This renewable energy source can be utilized for heating, cooling, power generation, and desalination. Different technologies have been applied to exploit solar energy for the mentioned purposes. For power generation, photovoltaic panels, and solar thermal power plants are among the most used technologies. For heating and cooling applications, heat pumps and collectors can be used and for desalination. Various configurations have been introduced to directly or indirectly desalinate water. Similar to other technologies, the efficiency of solar energy systems has a key role in their selection and performance evaluation.

Despite several advantages of solar systems, their efficiency is relatively low compared with the currently used fossil fuel-based technologies. By improving the efficiency of these systems, they would be more cost-effective and compact. Moreover, it would be a motivation for consumers and policymakers to employ these systems. In this regard, different approaches have been used and suggested for improving their performance. Integrating solar systems with other technologies, applying them in polygeneration configuration, utilizing modified materials, and employing heat recovery units are among the most attractive approaches to reach performance enhancement of solar systems. Depending on the considered application and technology, performance enhancement approaches can vary.

The Special issue aims to bring together original research and review articles related to the performance enhancement of solar energy systems. In this regard, submissions focusing on performance improvement of various solar energy technologies, including photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T), thermal systems, etc, will be considered for publication.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Efficiency enhancement of different solar systems by using novel and practical approaches
  • Solar-based hybrid energy systems with enhanced overall efficiency
  • Solar-based polygeneration systems with improved efficiency
  • Concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies with improved efficiency

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 7360159
  • - Research Article

Technical Design and Economic Investigations for Reducing CO2 Emission considering Environmental Protection Agency Standards by Employing an Optimum Grid-Connected PV/Battery System

Habib Forootan Fard | Morteza Fahim Alavi | ... | Ibrahim Mahariq
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 7929756
  • - Research Article

Modeling and Analysis of Energy/Exergy for Absorber Pipes of Linear Parabolic Concentrating Systems

Reza Alayi | Mahdi Mohkam | ... | Nima Khalilpoor
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 2092842
  • - Research Article

A Solution to Prevent a Blackout Crisis: Determining the Behavioral Potential and Capacity of Solar Power

Saeed Vedadi Kalantar | Amir Ali Saifoddin | ... | Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9744219
  • - Review Article

An Exhaustive Review on a Solar Still Coupled with a Flat Plate Collector

Ahmadreza Ayoobi | Mahdi Ramezanizadeh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 2335805
  • - Research Article

Performance Investigation of Tempered Glass-Based Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline Solar Photovoltaic Panels

Mardy Huot | Laveet Kumar | ... | Nasrudin Abd Rahim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9779996
  • - Research Article

Effects of Reliability Index on Optimal Configuration of Hybrid Solar/Battery Energy System by Optimization Approach: A Case Study

Hao Liu | Baojia Wu | ... | Roghayeh Ghasempour
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8320714
  • - Research Article

Effect of the Number of Nozzles of Swirl Flow Generator Utilized in Flat Plate Solar Collector: An Entropic Analysis

Yan Cao | Hamdi Ayed | ... | Belgacem Bouallegue
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 3167856
  • - Research Article

Effect of Using Hybrid Nanofluid in Thermal Management of Photovoltaic Panel in Hot Climates

Amir Komeili Birjandi | Mohammad Eftekhari Yazdi | ... | Pedram Tehrani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 7176506
  • - Research Article

A Comparative Performance Analysis between Serpentine-Flow Solar Water Heater and Photovoltaic Thermal Collector under Malaysian Climate Conditions

M. S. Hossain | Laveet Kumar | Afroza Nahar
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