The February issue of the Journal of Solar Energy Engineering ushers in a new year that hopefully will find renewable energy having an increased role in meeting global energy needs and reducing the environmental impact of the use of fossil fuels. There will be several changes in the editorial staff of the Journal this year and an exciting new forum for authors to publish on-going work.

The Journal has traditionally published original technical articles and briefs in all areas of renewable energy and energy conservation. We will continue to publish high quality technical papers, which are the backbone of the Journal. Our primary objective is to maintain and to enhance the quality and reputation of the Journal for both authors and readers.

Two new forums for publication have been added to the Journal. To address the broader scope of renewable energy, a new Discussion section was introduced in the February...

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