Solar energy in progress and future research trends

Şen Z.

Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, vol.30, no.4, pp.367-416, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pecs.2004.02.004
  • Journal Name: Progress in Energy and Combustion Science
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.367-416
  • Keywords: climate, fossil fuel, global warming, hydrogen, model, photovoltaic, radiation, solar thermal, technology
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


The progress and future research trends of solar energy are discussed. The solar radiation and heat models which include linear models and non-linear models were studied. The flat plate collectors, concentrating (focusing) collectors and photo-optical collection were analyzed. The hydrogen storage and transport and transmission of solar energy were also elaborated.