Special Issue "Photovoltaic Systems for Sustainable Energy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2020).
Interests: power system protection; renewable energy; microgrid design; smartgrid comms; electric vehicle–grid integration; smartgrid communications; substation automation; IEC 61850; IEC 62351; cybersecurity for power systems
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Photovoltaic (PV) generation holds a special place among renewable energy technologies. PV systems can be implemented from micro-to-macro scale. It can be the only power generation source of a poor house or a multi-megawatt power plant in the desert. Recent developments in material science have, dramatically, increased the efficiency of PV systems. At the same time, costs have plummeted continuously. All these developments made PV systems very popular due to several technical, economical, and environmental benefits.
The successful implementation of PV systems, be it stand-alone or grid-connected, relies on several factors. Potential estimation, correct sizing, power electronics, energy conversion, grid stability, dynamic interactions, power quality, power system stability, public policy, investment, and incentives are all different parts of the puzzle for a smooth PV systems operation. This exciting research field includes fields such as data analysis, public policy, power electronics, power systems modeling, and analysis. In addition, recent advances in communication and control extended to PV systems to enable standardized communication and different optimization control techniques such as fuzzy logic or neural networks.
In short, PV systems hold a key position in renewable energy field. There are research questions that belong to a wide variety of engineering branches. This Special Issue solicits papers that relate to the successful planning, investment, application, and operation of PV systems. This Special Issue focuses on the following topics (including but not limited to the following):
- PV materials, including new and further developed solutions, modeling, and simulations;
- PV cells and modules;
- Power electronics devices (inverters, controllers, etc.);
- PV solutions for off-grid and grid-connected operation;
- Novel optimization and control techniques (fuzzy logic, neural networks, partical swarm optimization, ant colonies, and the like);
- Studies for solar potential estimation and PV sizing;
- Modeling, simulation, and stability analysis of PV systems;
- Schemes for increased PV penetration (e.g., coordination with EVs, or storage);
- New controller designs, e.g., virtual synchronous generator, grid-forming inverters, smart inverters;
- Performance analysis of PV panels;
- Economic analysis for PV systems;
- Renewable energy policy and incentive studies for increased PV penetration.
Contributions reporting original theoretical works as well as experiences in practical implementations are of interest. Especially for practical works, negative results are also encouraged. Also, critical review papers on technologies, policies, and financial aspects of PV systems are considered for publication. I would like to cordially invite to contribute to this Special Issue.
Dr. Taha Selim Ustun
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- Power system optimization
- Artificial intelligence for power systems
- Renewable energy
- Impacts of PV on power systems
- Dynamical modeling and simulation of PV systems
- Control of grid-connected PV systems
- Economic analysis
- Policy studies for increased PV penetration
- Power quality enhancement of PV systems
- Solar resource assessment and PV sizing.