Special Issue "Planning for Home Renewable Energy Systems"

A special issue of Designs (ISSN 2411-9660).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Vesa Ruuskanen
Guest Editor
LUT School of Energy Systems, LUT University, P.O. Box 20, 53851 Lappeenranta, Finland
Interests: renewable energy systems; power-to-x; green hydrogen; energy efficiency

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Residential buildings consume a significant amount of energy and, therefore, cannot be neglected in the ongoing energy transition. Renewable electricity from solar PV and wind power will become the main primary energy sources and residential buildings will become flexible prosumers interacting with the power grid. Significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions will be achieved while intelligent automation ensures that the standard of living is simultaneously increasing. This Special Issue on Planning for Home Renewable Energy Systems focuses on bringing original research and literature reviews from different areas related to renewable energy utilization in residential buildings. Manuscript topics include but are not limited to the areas mentioned as keywords below.

Dr. Vesa Ruuskanen
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Renewable energy
  • Solar PV
  • Wind power
  • Heat pumps
  • Energy storage
  • Intelligent control
  • Vehicle-to-grid (V2G)
  • Net-zero buildings
  • Carbon neutral buildings
  • System integration

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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