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Special Issue "10 Years Energies - Horizon 2028"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Enrico Sciubba

Room 32, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Roma Sapienza, Via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Roma, Italy
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Interests: turbomachinery CFD; turbulence modelling; exergy analysis of complex systems; engineering applications of AI to thermal conversion processes
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Paul Stewart

Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering, University of Derby, Lonsdale House, Derby, DE1 3EE, UK
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Interests: complex system simulation, design and optimization; engineering applications of artificial intelligence; advanced control systems; power and energy architectures; electrical machines, drives and systems; energy conversion and storage; remote monitoring and sensing; prognostics and diagnostics; low carbon and low emissions operations
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Thomas E. Amidon

Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
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Interests: biorefineries; biofuels; bioenergy; bio-based materials and chemicals; nanocellulose; pulp and paper; pellets; forest and biomass resources; process development; novel bio-based products; cell wall deconstruction; hot water extraction; cellulosic bioproducts; improved fiber based products; biomass productivity
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. K.T. Chau

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
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Interests: electric and hybrid vehicles; machines and drives; renewable and clean energies; power electronics
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Abdul-Ghani Olabi

School of Engineering and Computing, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley PA1 2BE, UK
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Interests: renewable energy; CAD and design; smart materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Energies (ISSN 1996-1073; CODEN: ENERGA) http://www.mdpi.com/journal/energies) has reached a milestone: it is now 10 years since our journal was launched.

In celebration of this special occasion, the Energies editorial team have decided to publish a special issue called "10 Years of Energies – Horizon 2028". We would like to invite you to contribute a comprehensive review article or an original research paper for peer-review and possible publication. The details for this special issue can be found at:


The last ten years of technological and theoretical advancements in Energies have been extraordinary. We now want to look to the future. For example, with the development and application of new materials, Big Data analytics, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things and AI being applied to the Energy sector and its relationship to areas such as electric vehicle design, charging infrastructure and renewable energy networks, we predict the pace of change in the next ten years to be even greater

The purpose of this special issue is to publish a set of articles that typify the very best insightful and influential investigations or theories that will form the foundation of the next ten year’s technological change. We would like to include articles that will form the new benchmark against which other articles are measured; this benchmark is, of course, a moving target as Energies continues to advance to new frontiers. We expect these articles to be widely read and highly influential within the field.

There is no restriction on the subject areas for this special issue. Energies readers and authors are encouraged to send their very best work to be showcased. The key criteria for manuscript acceptance will be novelty and the potential breadth and contribution to the field. Manuscripts with experimental implementation and empirical proofs are also encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Enrico Sciubba
Prof. Dr. Paul Stewart
Prof. Dr. Thomas E. Amidon
Prof. Dr. K.T. Chau
Prof. Dr. Abdul-Ghani Olabi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Renewables
  • Distribution
  • Electric Transportation
  • Generation
  • Smart Grid
  • Machines and Drives
  • Prognostics and Diagnostics
  • Power Architectures
  • Energy Conversion and Storage
  • Low Carbon

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Open AccessArticle Design, Fabrication, and Performance Test of a 100-W Helical-Blade Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine at Low Tip-Speed Ratio
Energies 2018, 11(6), 1517; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11061517
Received: 6 May 2018 / Revised: 1 June 2018 / Accepted: 7 June 2018 / Published: 11 June 2018
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A 100-W helical-blade vertical-axis wind turbine was designed, manufactured, and tested in a wind tunnel. A relatively low tip-speed ratio of 1.1 was targeted for usage in an urban environment at a rated wind speed of 9 m/s and a rotational speed of
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A 100-W helical-blade vertical-axis wind turbine was designed, manufactured, and tested in a wind tunnel. A relatively low tip-speed ratio of 1.1 was targeted for usage in an urban environment at a rated wind speed of 9 m/s and a rotational speed of 170 rpm. The basic dimensions were determined through a momentum-based design method according to the IEC 61400-2 protocol. The power output was estimated by a mathematical model that takes into account the aerodynamic performance of the NACA0018 blade shape. The lift and drag of the blade with respect to the angle of attack during rotation were calculated using 2D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation to take into account stall region. The average power output calculated by the model was 108.34 W, which satisfies the target output of 100 W. The manufactured wind turbine was tested in a large closed-circuit wind tunnel, and the power outputs were measured for given wind speeds. At the design condition, the measured power output was 114.7 W, which is 5.9% higher than that of the mathematical model. This result validates the proposed design method and power estimation by the mathematical model. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 10 Years Energies - Horizon 2028)

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