A special issue of International Journal of Global Energy Issues
Global warming as a result of the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation has attracted more of the world’s attention since the Stern Review pointed out that the overall costs and risks of climate change could rise up to 20% of GDP or more if no effective action is taken. Therefore, prompt and strong action to develop technologies for utilising clean and renewable energy on a large scale is clearly warranted.
Solar energy is the most source of clean energy free of GHG emission. There are a variety of technologies developed to take advantage of solar energy including power generation (e.g., PV and thermal power generations), heating, drying, cooling, ventilation, etc. Development of the utilising technologies of solar energy focuses on improving the efficiency and reducing the cost.
The objective of this special issue is to provide a platform for interchanging the information on recent advances in the field of utilising technologies of solar energy.
Topics of papers to be covered include, but are not limited to:
- Economic analysis
- Review on solar energy
Deadline for submission of full papers: 31 January 2008