ISES and Elsevier fully OPEN ACCESS Journal - Solar Energy Advances

In 2021, ISES and Elsevier launched the new open access journal, Solar Energy AdvancesSolar Energy Advances is a high-quality journal reflecting the work of ISES in transforming our energy production and consumption into a fully renewable system. The new journal complements the successful ISES Solar Energy Journal, launched in 1957, and which remains the flagship scientific journal for solar energy.

Solar Energy Advances aims to provide a forum for the presentation of fundamental scientific advances in the understanding on any aspect of solar energy research, development, application, measurement or policy. The journal welcomes the submissions of articles at the forefront of solar energy research, truly advancing the field.

Solar Energy Advances covers 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.

Each issue of Solar Energy Advances will focus on specific topics, such as:

  • Solar energy systems and applications
  • Research and development in solar energy utilisation
  • Applications of solar energy measurements, assessments, and forecasting methods
  • Planning of active and passive solar energy utilization in urban environments
  • Solar energy policy and legislation
  • Solar energy markets and public support
  • Other direct and indirect applications of solar energy such as energy storage, hybrid systems, sector integration 
  • Other renewable energy uses


Journal Performance:

CiteScore: 4.0

Call for Papers

  • Digitalization of Solar Energy Systems

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.

Submission Deadline: 31 March 2025

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