Journal of Energy and Power Technology (JEPT) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is dedicated to providing a unique, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary platform for researchers, scientists and engineers in academia, research institutions, government agencies and industry. The journal is also of interest to technology developers, planners, policy makers and technical, economic and policy advisers to present their research results and findings.

Journal of Energy and Power Technology focuses on all aspects of energy and power. It publishes original research and review articles and also publishes Survey, Comments, Perspectives, Reviews, News & Views, Tutorial and Discussion Papers from experts in these fields to promote intuitive understanding of the state-of-the-art and technology trends. 

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Renewable energies (e.g. geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, tidal, wave, biomass) and grid connection impact
Energy harvesting devices
Energy storage
Hybrid/combined/integrated energy systems for multi-generation
Hydrogen energy 
Fuel cells
Nuclear energy
Energy economics and finance
Energy policy
Energy and environment
Energy conversion, conservation and management
Smart energy system

Power Generation - Conventional and Renewable
Power System Management
Power Transmission and Distribution
Smart Grid Technologies
Micro- and nano-energy systems and technologies
Power electronic
Biofuels and alternatives
High voltage and pulse power
Organic and inorganic photovoltaics
Batteries and supercapacitors

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 4.3 weeks after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Current Issue: 2021  Archive: 2020 2019

Special Issue

Solar Thermal Energy

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Mariano Alarcón, PhD, Professor

Electromagnetism and Electronics Department, International Campus of Excellence in the European context (CEIR) Campus Mare Nostrum, University of Murcia, Spain 

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Research Interests: solar thermal energy; energy efficiency (industrial and buildings); heat transfer enhancement; sustainable and safe mobility; teaching of energy engineering; other renewable energies development.

Solar Thermal Energy

Solar Thermal Energy is one of the most popular renewable technologies, enjoying a deep theoretical background dating from the fifties of the last century or even before. The great quantity of research documents published each year in this field reflects the interest, evolution and strength of this topic.

Today, thermal solar energy holds a consolidated place in the field of hot water production for domestic purposes and for sanitary and sports facilities, but still has great potential for industrial application.

Solar thermoelectric plants provide very efficient energy storage, which makes an interesting alternative to other renewable energies for ensuring electricity supplies during the night or adverse meteorological conditions.

All in all, not only can Solar Thermal Energy be thought of as the present but also as part of the future in Energy Transition.

Topics in this Special Issue are:

  • Thermodynamics of solar thermal collectors
  • Fluids and components of solar thermal devices
  • Flat plate solar collectors
  • Vacuum solar collectors
  • Solar thermal concentration and trackers
  • Storage of solar thermal energy
  • Thermosolar power plants
  • Energy hybridization
  • Solar thermal devices maintenance
  • Solar energy integration in buildings
  • District Heating&Cooling
  • Industrial applications of solar thermal energy
  • Solar thermal energy in the economy and politics