ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering Special Issue: Photovoltaic Tracking Technology

Photovoltaic (PV) energy systems are becoming a larger share of electricity production, with over 230 GW installed worldwide. Much of this growth is being driven by a variety of incentives, though just as important, costs are decreasing due to improvements in manufacturing technology, raw material prices, installation practices and competition. Improvements in the technology, along with lower costs to deploy and maintain have led to an increase in PV systems using tracker technology. With this new surge has been a focus on improved engineering to ensure accurate operation for a variety of site conditions and environmental factors. This special issue explores the mechanical engineering concepts that have been employed to ensure high reliability, reduced material costs, reduced maintenance and lower levelized cost of energy.

Submission Instructions

Please submit your paper to and e-mail the Editor, Dr. Robert Boehm (with a copy to: Geoff Klise) to alert him that your paper is intended for the special issue. Information about the journal. Note that submissions selected for publication are subject to ASME’s voluntary and mandatory page charges. Submissions are due by 28 February 2017.