We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Energies Best Paper Award. Three reviews and five research articles were selected by the journal award committee according to their originality and significance as well as citation and download rates in 2018 (Web of Science). The award recipients will each receive a certificate and an invitation to publish a paper free of charge in Energies, after the normal peer-review procedure. Each paper will additionally receive a bonus based on the award class. The winners list is as follows:
First Award (one review paper and one research paper), 800 CHF each;
Hesse, H.C.; Schimpe, M.; Kucevic, D.; Jossen, A. Lithium-Ion Battery Storage for the Grid—A Review of Stationary Battery Storage System Design Tailored for Applications in Modern Power Grids. https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/10/12/2107
Berckmans, G.; Messagie, M.; Smekens, J.; Omar, N.; Vanhaverbeke, L.; Van Mierlo, J. Cost Projection of State of the Art Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles Up to 2030. https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/10/9/1314
Second Award (one review paper and two research papers), 500 CHF each;
Talari, S.; Shafie-khah, M.; Siano, P.; Loia, V.; Tommasetti, A.; Catalão, J.P.S. A Review of Smart Cities Based on the Internet of Things Concept. https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/10/4/421
Ou, T.-C.; Lu, K.-H.; Huang, C.-J. Improvement of Transient Stability in a Hybrid Power Multi-System Using a Designed NIDC (Novel Intelligent Damping Controller). https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/10/4/488
Li, C.D.; Ding, Z.X.; Zhao, D.D.; Yi, J.Q.; Zhang, G.Q. Building Energy Consumption Prediction: An Extreme Deep Learning Approach. https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/10/10/1525
Third Award (one review paper and two research papers), 300 CHF each.
Sun, X.F.; Zhang, Y.Y.; Chen, G.P.; Gai, Z.Y. Application of Nanoparticles in Enhanced Oil Recovery: A Critical Review of Recent Progress. https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/10/3/345
Lucian, M.; Fiori, L. Hydrothermal Carbonization of Waste Biomass: Process Design, Modeling, Energy Efficiency and Cost Analysis. https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/10/2/211
Robinius, M.; Otto, A.; Heuser, P.; Welder, L.; Syranidis, K.; Ryberg, D.S.; Grube, T.; Markewitz, P.; Peters, R.; Stolten, D. Linking the Power and Transport Sectors— Part 1: The Principle of Sector Coupling. https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/10/7/956
We congratulate the authors and thank them for having chosen Energies to publish their work.