Special Issue "Photovoltaic Energy Systems and Storage"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Power Electronics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Alan Morrison
Guest Editor
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, University College Cork, College Road, Cork T12 YN60, Ireland
Interests: optoelectronics; photovoltaics; PV systems; battery storage

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Innovations in photovoltaic (PV) technology, including higher efficiency solar cells, newer materials technologies, improved energy storage, and better energy management have been key drivers for increased adoption of PV systems. PV energy systems, ranging in scale from milliwatts to gigawatts, serve a myriad of applications from energy harvesting to power the Internet of Things (IoT), integration into building infrastructure, to grid-connected utility-scale PV farms. As a stand-alone technology, PV energy systems are increasingly being used by industry in emerging economies to achieve grid autonomy.

This Special Issue of Electronics is focused on photovoltaic energy systems and storage, for both grid-connected and stand-alone system operation.

The main topics of interest for this issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel scalable PV technologies
  • PV system monitoring and optimization
  • PV energy management
  • Scalable system design incorporating energy storage
  • Energy storage opportunities, technologies and management
  • Battery storage systems
  • Grid defection strategies using PV systems
  • PV systems from micro-scale to utility scale
  • Concentrator PV systems
  • Building integrated photovoltaics and applications
  • Feasibility and comparison between existing and emerging PV technologies
  • Hybrid energy systems design
  • Modelling and simulation of PV energy systems
  • PV and energy systems reliability, degradation and failure prediction

Dr. Alan Morrison
Guest Editor

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  • Photovoltaic systems
  • Energy storage
  • Battery storage
  • PV technology
  • PV system design
  • Module degradation
  • System reliability
  • Hybrid energy systems
  • Simulation and modelling of PV systems with energy storage

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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