Special Issue "Green Energy Harvesting Devices & Technologies"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "B: Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Vimal Viswanathan
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Guest Editor
Mechanical Engineering Department, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
Interests: product development; design optimization; green energy harvesting devices; design of assistive technologies & engineering education

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The concept of “green energy” has been very popular in recent times as we are looking for a sustainable and cleaner supply of energy for a growing world population. There are several forms of green energy resources including wind, tidal, solar, biomass and geothermal energies. Harvesting these energy forms efficiently is a crucial factor to meet the growing energy demands of the world. With the advancement of technology, scaling of green energy harvesting devices has also been made possible; e.g., solar energy harvesting devices include large solar power plants to small solar-powered lights for non-commercial use. Given the large number of special issues related to green energy, this special issue focuses on devices and technologies that a consumer can use to harvest energy for their day-to-day activities. Papers related to the design, simulation, fabrication and testing of such devices and technologies will be a good fit for this special issue. This special issue welcomes both theoretical and experimental works related to green energy harvesting with the consumer market in mind.

Topics of special interest include:

  • New methods, materials and tools for green energy harvesting
  • Design and characterization of green energy harvesting devices
  • Development of new technologies for green energy harvesting
  • Efficiency improvement on existing devices
  • Biomass energy harvesting
  • Human energy harvesting
  • Rain energy harvesting
  • Redesign/scaling of existing systems to meet the consumer market
  • Tidal energy harvesting

Dr. Vimal Viswanathan
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Green energy
  • Solar energy
  • Wind energy
  • Tidal energy
  • Geothermal energy
  • Human energy
  • Energy harvesting

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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