Special Issue "Fuel Cell Renewable Hybrid Power Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019
The very fast increase in the world’s energy demand over the last decade, and the request for sustainable development, can be approached using micro-grids based on hybrid power systems combining renewable energy sources and fuel cell systems.
Thus, to highlight the latest solutions in the implementation of Fuel cell renewable hybrid power systems, this Special Issue, entitled Fuel Cell Renewable Hybrid Power Systems, was proposed for the international journal Energies, which is an SCIE journal (2017 IF = 2.262). The present Special Issue of Energies aims to collect innovative solutions and experimental research, as well as state-of-the-art studies, in the following topics:
-Fuel cell (FC) systems: modeling, control, optimization, and innovative technologies to improve the fuel economy, lifetime, reliability, and safety in operation;
-Hybrid power systems (HPSs) based on renewable energy sources (RESs) (RES HPS): optimized RES HPSs architectures; global maximum power point tracking (GMPPT) control algorithms to improve energy harvesting from RESs; advanced energy management strategies (EMSs) to optimally ensure the power flow balance on DC (and/or AC bus) for stand-alone RES HPSs or grid-connected RES HPSs (micro-grids);
-RES HPS with an FC system as a backup energy source (FC RES HPS): innovative solutions to mitigate the RES power variability and load dynamics to energy storage systems (ESSs) by controlling the generated FC power, DC voltage regulation, and/or load pulses mitigation by active control of the power converters from hybrid ESS;
-FC vehicles (FCVs): FCV powertrain, ESSs topologies and hybridization technologies, and EMSs to improve the fuel economy;
-Optimal sizing of FC RES HPSs and FCVs;
The papers received are subject to a rigorous, but fast, peer review procedure, ensuring the wide dissemination of research results accepted for this Special Issue.
I am writing to invite you to submit your original work to this Special Issue. I am looking forward to receiving your outstanding research outcomes.
Prof. Dr. Nicu Bizon
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Hybrid power systems (HPSs)
- Renewable energy sources (RESs)
- Fuel cell (FC) systems
- Energy management strategies (EMSs)
- Hybrid energy storage systems (HESSs)
- Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs)
- Global maximum power point tracking (GMPPT)
- FC RES micro-grids
- System and process design of FC RES HPS
- Fuel economy, lifetime, reliability, and safety in operation of FC RES HPS