Special Issue on Heliostat Technologies for Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power

Journal of Solar Energy Engineering

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This special issue will connect the ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering (JSEE) and researchers developing heliostat technologies for concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP). The special issue invites papers on new, emerging applications and/or applying these technologies to enable the manufacture of new products by a collection of scholarly articles within the JSEE scope. It provides an opportunity for the global CSP community to present original theoretical and applied research.

Topic Areas


  • Current and forthcoming heliostat-based CSP plants and components and systems deployment
  • Metrology and techniques for heliostat performance monitoring
  • Solar field control
  • Heliostat field operation and maintenance and heliostat field ray tracing
  • Optical system materials: characterization, degradation, and new materials
  • Optics/reflector design, operation, and maintenance
  • Wind load
  • Systems and environmental impact analysis (wind, thermal cycles, UV degradation, fatigue) and technoeconomic analysis
  • Soiling
  • Systems/components manufacturing including mirror manufacturing, coating, framing, installation, and metrology

Special Issue Publication Dates

Paper submission deadline: June 30, 2023
Initial review completed: November 30, 2023
Publication date: April 2024

Submission Instructions

Papers should be submitted electronically to the journal through the ASME Journal Tool. If you already have an account, log in as an author and select Submit Paper. If you do not have an account, you can create one here

Once at the Paper Submittal page, select ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, and then select the Special Issue on Heliostat Technologies for Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power.

Papers received after the deadline or papers not selected for the Special Issue may be accepted for publication in a regular issue.

Guest Editors:

Guangdong Zhu, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA (Guangdong.Zhu@nrel.gov)
Margaret Gordon, Sandia National Laboratory, USA (megord@sandia.gov)
Marc Röger, German Aerospace Center, Germany (marc.roeger@dlr.de)
John Pye, Australian National University, Australia (john.pye@anu.edu.au)

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