Special Issue "Renewable Energy Systems 2020"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Related Special Issue: Renewable Energy Systems 2021
Interests: solar thermal systems; concentrating photovoltaic/thermal photovoltaic systems; energy saving in buildings; solar heating and cooling; solar desalination, geothermal energy; dynamic simulations of energy systems; renewable polygeneration systems
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In the last few years, several countries have experienced a dramatic increase in overall energy demand. Simultaneously, greenhouse gas emissions are increasing, leading to an increase of meteorological catastrophic events in several parts of the world. In this framework, several countries have agreed on the necessity to develop a novel sustainable energy paradigm and to perform all the actions required to limit the increase of the Earth’s average temperature. This goal can be achieved through different strategies: developing novel efficient energy conversion systems, promoting energy efficiency and a more conscious use of energy, and promoting the development of renewable energy sources. As a consequence, during the past few decades, a special effort has been made by several countries to develop novel and innovative energy systems, mainly based on renewable sources. This effort has led to a number of positive effects, such as energy diversification, reduction of pollutant emissions, and development of local green economies. On the other hand, the large non-programmable amount of renewable energy delivered to the electric grids poses severe issues in terms of management of excess energy and balance between demand and supply. This phenomenon is determining an increasing cost of the management of electric grids, which is typically transferred to the final consumer.
In this context, this Special Issue aims at collecting the most significant and recent studies dealing with the integration of renewable technologies into new or existing water, electricity, heating, and cooling networks. You are encouraged to submit manuscripts analyzing the possible utilization of renewables for multiple purposes (power production, heating, cooling, water management, transports), aiming at increasing the diffusion of such sources into our energy systems. Papers investigating novel electrical and thermal storage systems, as well as the adoption of electrical vehicles, are welcome, too. The topics of primary interest include but are not limited to:
- Energy planning
- Polygeneration systems based on renewables
- Advanced thermal storage
- Advanced electrical storage: compressed air energy storage (CAES), flying wheels, supercapacitors, etc.
- District heating and cooling systems
- Water pumping by renewables
- Thermally-driven water desalination
- Electrically-driven water desalination
- Integration of renewables with transportation, electrical vehicles
- System dynamic simulation
- Integration of renewable systems in buildings
- Control strategies and system management
- Economical assessment and funding policies
- Building dynamic simulation
Manuscript Submission Information
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- renewable energy systems
- energy saving
- electrical and thermal storage
- energy–water nexus