Solar Energy, the official journal of the International Solar Energy Society®, is devoted exclusively to the science and technology of solar energy applications.

The Society was founded in 1954 and is now incorporated as a non-profit educational and scientific institution. With participation encompassing 100 countries, ISES® serves as a centre for information on research and development in solar energy utilisation. Through its publications and its sponsorship of technical conferences, the Society provides a world forum for the active consideration of solar energy.

Solar Energy welcomes manuscripts presenting information not previously published in journals on any aspect of solar energy research, development, application, measurement or policy. The term "solar energy" in this context includes the indirect uses such as wind energy and biomass. Because of the international character of Solar Energy, articles that deal solely with the solar radiation or wind data base of a specific country are not normally considered suitable for Solar Energy. Submitted manuscripts may take the form of reports of original studies or reviews of significant prior work in a given area. All manuscripts are subject to reviews to assure accuracy, clarity, and long-term value.

Manuscripts of general interest not being suitable for Solar Energy should be submitted to Refocus, which publishes magazine-style feature articles concerning all aspects of renewable energy. Please e-mail David Hopwood, Editor for further details ( and visit

Editorial board


  • Yogi Goswami
    University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA

Subject Editors

Concentrating Solar Power and High Temperature Processes

  • Ranga Pitchumani
    Virginia Tech, Arlington, Virginia, USA


  • Nicola Romeo
    Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy

Resources & Meteorology

  • Dazhi Yang
    SIMTech, Singapore

Solar Heating and Cooling, Buildings & Other Applications

  • Yanjun Dai
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Associate Editors

Chemical Process, Processes, Photocatalysis & Photocatalytic

  • Rodrigo Q. Albuquerque
  • Raju Kumar Gupta PhD
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, Kanpur, India

Concentrating Solar Power and High Temperature Processes

  • Antoine Bittar
  • Luisa F. Cabeza
    Universitat de Lleida, Lleida, Spain
  • Michael Epstein
    Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • José González-Aguilar
    Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies (IMDEA), Madrid, Spain
  • Clifford Ho
    Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • Wojciech Lipinski
    The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Peter G. Loutzenhiser PhD
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Jayanta Nayak
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Bombay, India
  • Halime Paksoy
    Çukurova Üniversitesi, Adana, Turkey
  • Robert Pitz-Paal
    DLR, Institute of Technical Thermodynamics, Köln, Germany
  • Joe Stekli
    Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Palo Alto, California, USA
  • Lorin Vant-Hull

Other Solar Energy Related Areas

  • Andreas K. Athienitis
    Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Gion Calzaferri
    Universität Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • Sherif Ahmed Sherif
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  • Tom Stoffel
    Solar Resource Solutions, LLC, Louisville, Kentucky, USA


  • Maurizio Acciarri
    Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
  • Nowshad Amin
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Alessio Bosio
    Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Thomas M. Brown
    Università di Roma
  • Stephan Buecheler
    EMPA, Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • Phillip Dale
    Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Paola Delli Veneri
    ENEA, Portici, Italy
  • L. Giribabu
    CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Telangana, India
  • Carlos Graeff
    Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Bauru, Brazil
  • Arnulf Jäger-Waldau
    European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra VA, Italy
  • Jeyakumar Ramanujam PhD
    Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India
  • Jinhyeok Kim
    Chonnam National University, Gwangju, The Republic of Korea
  • Arturo Morales-Acevedo
    Cinvestav, Mexico DF, Mexico
  • Brian Norton
    Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
  • Frank Alain Nüesch
  • Mukund Patel
    US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York, USA
  • Almantas Pivrikas
    Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • Takhir Razykov
  • Elias K. Stefanakos
    University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
  • Igor Tyukhov
    VIESH, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Wilfried van Sark
    Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Gaetano Zizzo
    Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Resources & Meteorology

  • Hans-Georg Beyer
    University of the Faroe Islands, Thorshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Philippe Blanc
    MINES ParisTech, Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
  • Christian Gueymard
    Solar Consulting Services, Colebrook, New Hampshire, USA
  • Tao Hong
    University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
  • Merlinde Kay
    UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia
  • Ian Marius Peters
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • David Renne
    Dave Renné Renewables, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Yong Shuai
    Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • Frank Vignola

Solar Heating and Cooling, Buildings & Other Applications

  • Aliakbar (Ali) Akbarzadeh
    RMIT, Bundoora, Australia
  • Bibek Bandyopadhyay
    Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, Howrah, India
  • Abhijit Date
    RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Ursula Eicker
    University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Napoleon Enteria
    Building Research Institute, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Adrian-Gabriel Ghiaus
    Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest Sector 2, Romania
  • Mario Medina
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
  • Halime Paksoy
    Çukurova Üniversitesi, Adana, Turkey
  • Mattheos Santamouris
    University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • Jean-Louis Scartezzini
    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Ruzhu Wang
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • Bulent Yesilata
    Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey