International Journal of Photoenergy

Recent Developments in Solar Energy Harvesting and Photocatalysis


Publishing date
15 Feb 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Aug 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London, Torrington, Place, London WC1E 7JE, UK

2Key Laboratory of Novel Thin Film Solar Cells, Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 1126, Hefei, Anhui, China

3Department of Chemistry, University College London, Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AJ, UK


Recent Developments in Solar Energy Harvesting and Photocatalysis

Description

Development of renewable energy methods and working towards a sustainable environment are two major challenges for humanity. The most promising solutions include solar energy conversion to fuels or electricity and heterogeneous photocatalysis (including photocatalytic water and gas treatment), which have been paid considerable attention over recent years. More importantly, advances in new materials, smart devices, and design and mechanistic studies have greatly assisted development of these technologies.

Original research articles and reviews are cordially invited for submission which illustrate these recent developments and stimulate new materials exploration, understanding underlying these photochemical processes, and development of strategies towards efficient solar devices. We are particularly interested in articles concerning advanced materials engineering, concepts on device design, and new insights into mechanisms. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent developments for solar H2 production from water photolysis
  • New concepts on CO2 storage or conversion driven by solar energy
  • Advances in the dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Latest technologies for photocatalytic water and gas treatment
  • Nanostructured materials fabrication and its application in the hybrid solar cells
  • Mechanistic understanding underlying these photochemical processes
  • Other studies related to solar energy conversion

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 580746
  • - Editorial

Recent Developments in Solar Energy Harvesting and Photocatalysis

Junwang Tang | Songyuan Dai | Jawwad A. Darr
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 410401
  • - Research Article

Application of Circuit Model for Photovoltaic Energy Conversion System

Natarajan Pandiarajan | Ramabadran Ramaprabha | Ranganath Muthu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 120214
  • - Research Article

A Comprehensive Review and Analysis of Solar Photovoltaic Array Configurations under Partial Shaded Conditions

R. Ramaprabha | B. L. Mathur
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 538279
  • - Research Article

A Modified Method to Generate Typical Meteorological Years from the Long-Term Weather Database

Haixiang Zang | Qingshan Xu | ... | Katsuhiro Ichiyanagi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 843185
  • - Research Article

Determination of PV Generator I-V/P-V Characteristic Curves Using a DC-DC Converter Controlled by a Virtual Instrument

E. Durán | J. M. Andújar | ... | J. M. Pérez-Oria
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 290474
  • - Research Article

Discrete Spectral Local Measurement Method for Testing Solar Concentrators

Huifu Zhao | Hua Liu | ... | Qiang Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 798361
  • - Research Article

Hopfield Neural Network Optimized Fuzzy Logic Controller for Maximum Power Point Tracking in a Photovoltaic System

Subiyanto | Azah Mohamed | Hussain Shareef
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 630692
  • - Research Article

Design of Novel Compound Fresnel Lens for High-Performance Photovoltaic Concentrator

Lei Jing | Hua Liu | ... | Jialin Xu
International Journal of Photoenergy
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