International Journal of Photoenergy

Thermal Management and Efficiency Enhancement of Solar Systems


Publishing date
01 Jun 2021
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
05 Feb 2021

Guest Editors

1King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

2University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

3National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India

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Thermal Management and Efficiency Enhancement of Solar Systems

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

Description

Thermal management plays a vital role in ensuring proper function in various engineering applications and systems. Solar systems, power plants, jet and automobile engines, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, and cooling of electronic devices are major areas of research requiring proper thermal management, and so active and passive experimental techniques and theoretical approaches to optimise such thermal components and systems are of significant interest to researchers. The use of nanofluids, enhanced surfaces, nano-coatings, and phase change materials represent promising future advancements in thermal management techniques and the enhancement of solar system efficiency.

An increasingly important area of research is thermal management issues in solar systems, including photovoltaics and solar thermal systems. With the advancement of technology in solar cells and solar thermal systems it is now possible to produce miniature systems, with better utilisation of solar energy per unit area, however, the challenge of thermal management of such systems still remains a pivotal aspect to be resolved, especially as in hot climates such technologies will be limited by rising temperatures and this will be reflected in a decline in performance. Various hybrid systems are being investigated and these show a promising future for hybrid technologies for sustainable and reliable systems.

This aim of this Special Issue is to invite recent experimental, numerical, and theoretical developments in the field of thermal management and efficiency enhancement of solar systems. Another important aspect covered in this Special Issue is the efficiency of solar systems, including photovoltaic and solar thermal-based systems. We welcome both original research and review articles.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Thermal management of photovoltaics
  • Nanofluid-based solar systems
  • Micro-channels for solar systems
  • Phase change materials for thermal management
  • Porous media for solar systems
  • Convection heat transfer through solar systems
  • Efficiency improvement of photovoltaic and solar thermal based systems
  • Passive and active solar technologies
  • Utilisation of nanotechnology for solar systems

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6631121
  • - Research Article

Improvement and Nocturnal Extension of the Efficiency of a Solar Still

Benaissa Mandi | Younes Menni | ... | Sampath Emani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5546508
  • - Research Article

Improvement of Heat Pipe Solar Collector Thermal Efficiency Using Al2O3/Water and TiO2/Water Nanofluids

Sinan Ünvar | Tayfun Menlik | ... | Hafız Muhammad Ali
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5581081
  • - Research Article

Influence of Narrow Rectangular Channel () on Heat Transfer and Friction for V- and W-Shaped Ribs in Turbine Blade Applications

Karthik Krishnaswamy | Suresh Sivan | Hafiz Muhammad Ali
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6692598
  • - Research Article

On the Determination of the Output Power in Mono/Multicrystalline Photovoltaic Cells

Xia Liu | Yongqiu Liu | Mohammad Eslami
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5512679
  • - Research Article

Numerical Performance Investigation of Parabolic Dish Solar-Assisted Cogeneration Plant Using Different Heat Transfer Fluids

Muhammad Sajid Khan | Muhammad Abid | ... | Samina Javed
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6681084
  • - Research Article

Technoeconomic Performance Analysis of Solar Tracking Methods for Roof-Type Solar Power Plants and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Tahsin Boyekin | İsmail Kıyak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6675236
  • - Research Article

Effect of Reflecting Material on CPC to Improve the Performance of Hybrid Groundwater Solar Desalination System

S. A. Kedar | A. K. Bewoor | ... | Alibek Issakhov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6668325
  • - Research Article

Energy, Exergy Analysis, and Optimizations of Collector Cover Thickness of a Solar Still in El Oued Climate, Algeria

Abderrahmane Khechekhouche | A. Muthu Manokar | ... | Alibek Issakhov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6619138
  • - Research Article

Effect of Design Parameters on Fresh Water Produced from Triangular Basin and Conventional Basin Solar Still

A. Rajendra Prasad | Ravishankar Sathyamurthy | ... | Ali J. Chamkha
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6630140
  • - Research Article

Numerical Study on the Thermal Performance of Trombe Wall for Passive Solar Building in Semiarid Climate

Maher Dhahri | Nima Khalilpoor | ... | Sampath Emani
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