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, United States

Subject Editors

Concentrating Solar Power and High Temperature Processes

  • Ranga Pitchumani
    Virginia Tech Research Center Department of Mechanical Engineering, Arlington, Virginia, United States


  • Nicola Romeo
    University of Parma, Parma, Italy

Resources & Meteorology

  • Dazhi Yang
    Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Innovis, Singapore

Solar Heating and Cooling, Buildings & Other Applications

  • Yanjun DAI
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Associate Editors

Chemical Processes, Photocatalysis and Photocatalytic Processes

  • Rodrigo Albuquerque PhD
  • Raju Gupta PhD
    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India
  • Gloria Tabacchi
    University of Insubria, Varese, Italy

Concentrating Solar Power and High Temperature Processes

  • Antoine Bittar
  • Luisa F. Cabeza
    University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain
  • Michael Epstein
    Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • Peter G. Loutzenhiser PhD
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Jayanta Nayak Ph D
    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
  • Halime Paksoy
    Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey
  • Robert Pitz-Paal
    German Aerospace Center DLR Institute of Solar Research, Köln, Germany
  • Gopol Tiwari
    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Centre for Energy Studies, Kanyakumari, India
  • Hari M. Upadhyaya
    London South Bank University, London, United Kingdom

Other Solar Energy Related Areas

  • S.A. Sherif
    University of Florida Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Gainesville, Florida, United States


  • Maurizio Acciarri
    University of Milan–Bicocca, Milan, Italy
  • Alessio Bosio
    University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Thomas M. Brown
    University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Paola Delli Veneri
    ENEA Centro Ricerche Portici, Portici, Italy
  • L. Giribabu
    Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India
  • Carlos Graeff Prof.
    Sao Paulo State University Julio de Mesquita Filho Bauru Campus Faculty of Sciences, Bauru, Brazil
  • Arnulf Jäger-Waldau Dr.
    European Commission Joint Research Centre Ispra Sector, Ispra, Italy
  • Arturo Morales-Acevedo
    Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
  • Brian Norton PhD DSc
    Technological University Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Mukund Patel
    United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York, United States
  • Jeyakumar Ramanujam PhD
    National Physical Laboratory CSIR Advanced Materials and Device Metrology Division, New Delhi, India
  • Takhir Razykov
    Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan Physicotechnical Institute
  • Wilfried van Sark PhD
    Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Elias K. Stefanakos
    University of South Florida, Tampa, United States
  • Igor Tyukhov
    All-Russia Research and Development Institute of Electrification of Agriculture, Moskva, Russian Federation
  • Gaetano Zizzo
    University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Resources & Meteorology

  • Hans-Georg Beyer
    University of the Faroe Islands, Torshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Philippe Blanc
    MINES ParisTech - Sophia Antipolis Campus, Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
  • Christian Gueymard
    Solar Consulting Services, Colebrook, New Hampshire, United States
  • Tao Hong
    University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Merlinde Kay
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Anders Lindfors
    Finnish Meteorological Institute, HELSINKI, Finland
  • Ian Marius Peters
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • David Renne
    Dave Renne Renewables, Boulder, Colorado, United States
  • Yong Shuai
    Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • Frank Vignola
    University of Oregon

Solar Heating and Cooling, Buildings & Other Applications

  • Aliakbar (Ali) Akbarzadeh
    RMIT University College of Science Engineering and Health, Melbourne, Australia
  • Bibek Bandyopadhyay
    Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Howrah, India
  • Abhijit Date
    RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Ursula Eicker
    University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Adrian-Gabriel Ghiaus
    Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
  • Mario Medina
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Halime Paksoy
    Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey
  • Anna Laura Pisello
    University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
  • Mattheos Santamouris
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • Jean-Louis Scartezzini
    Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Ruzhu Wang PhD
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • Bulent Yesilata
    Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Energy Systems Engineering Department, Çubuk, Turkey