Solar Energy Advances Call for Papers

Solar Energy Advances, our first fully open-access publication by ISES & Elsevier is calling for submissions for an upcoming special issue on the digitalization of solar energy systems.


About the call for papers:

This special issue explores the impact of digitalisation on solar energy systems, merging technology and sustainability. As solar energy continues to play a central role in the fight against climate change, the integration of digital technology offers a unique opportunity to improve efficiency, reliability and overall performance. The focus is on exploring synergies between innovations such as IoT, AI and data analytics to optimise the life cycle of solar energy systems. Authors can submit multidisciplinary case studies, trends, and applications that use digital solutions to address challenges in resource assessment, system monitoring, maintenance, and grid integration. This issue aims to deepen understanding at the intersection of renewable energy and digital technology and provide insights for the advancement of sustainable energy. Researchers and practitioners are invited to share their expertise on the potential of digitalisation in shaping the future of solar energy.

Guest editors:

  • Loreto Valenzuela, CIEMAT-Plataforma Solar de Almería, Tabernas (Almería), SPAIN
  • Nikolaos Kampelis, Technical University of Crete, GREECE



  • Submissions open on 1 January 2024
  • Submissions close on 31 March 2025


Please refer to the journal homepage for further information and to learn how to submit to the special issue.

About Solar Energy Advances

Solar Energy Advances, an official journal of the International Solar Energy Society, is an international multi-disciplinary journal with a focus on a broad range of themes relevant to solar energy technology, systems, policy, applications, and its impact on sustainable development, climate change, resilience, circular economy, and social justice.
The journal covers research on integrated solar energy systems and their applications, optimised solar energy solutions and energy storage, and hybrid energy systems including mini- and micropower systems. Moreover, the Journal welcomes articles related to research and development in direct and indirect solar energy utilization, with a special focus on new materials and technologies to improve the efficiency of applications, solar energy integration in buildings and urban environment, and integration with smart electricity and thermal grids and microgrids, district heating and cooling grids. Aspects of solar energy measurements, assessments, monitoring protocols, sensors, smart operation and controls, solar energy data analytics, artificial intelligence in solar energy systems and forecasting are included. The Journal aims to further develop a cross-sectoral approach in solar energy and sustainable development by exploiting the social aspects of solar energy, social engagement in solar energy applications, low-income and energy poverty, solar energy fair access and social justice.