Solar Energy Journal

Solar Energy, the official journal of the International Solar Energy Society is devoted exclusively to the science and technology of solar energy applications. With participation encompassing 100 countries, ISES serves as a center for information on research and development in solar energy utilization. Through its publications and its sponsorship of technical conferences, the Society provides a world forum for the active consideration of solar energy. Solar Energy welcomes manuscripts presenting information on any aspect of solar energy measurement, research, development, application, or policy.

Solar Energy welcomes manuscripts presenting information not previously published in journals on any aspect of solar energy research, development, application, measurement or policy. The term "solar energy" in this context includes the indirect uses such as wind energy and biomass. Because of the international character of Solar Energy, articles that deal solely with the solar radiation or wind data base of a specific country are not normally considered suitable for Solar Energy. Submitted manuscripts may take the form of reports of original studies or reviews of significant prior work in a given area. All manuscripts are subject to reviews to assure accuracy, clarity, and long-term value.

More information about the Journal

Manuscripts of general interest not being suitable for Solar Energy should be submitted to Refocus, which publishes magazine-style feature articles concerning all aspects of renewable energy. Please e-mail David Hopwood, Editor for further details ( and visit

Solar Energy is available to members of ISES at the following prices:

Solar Energy Journal - paper version (18 issues/year) € 55

Solar Energy Online* - electronic version (18 issues/year) € 48

*not available for Corporate members

The online version includes access to 12 regular volumes for the current year and access to back files up to 4 years from start of subscription, plus access to full archive of abstracts. For more information please click here.

Members may add Solar Energy to their Membership through the ISES online system or contacting members(at)

If you are not yet a member, you will be offered the opportunity of purchasing a subscription to Solar Energy during your registration process. Please join ISES here.

For libraries, the Journal is available directly from the publisher (contact below). Prices vary from region to region.

All subscriptions are for personal use only and may not be shared or placed in institutional or university libraries or other libraries, nor may any personal subscriptions be used for library purposes. 


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Commenced publication 1957