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Renewable Energy Sources and Advanced Technologies

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 June 2024 | Viewed by 332

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Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de La Laguna, Camino San Francisco de Paula, s/n, 38206 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain
Interests: renewable energy deployment; grid codes; reactive power management; power flow calculation; water–energy nexus; solar cell fabrication; power electronics
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Dear Colleagues,

Zero emission generation systems research is encouraged by the goal of decarbonization, but there are challenges to the integration of renewable energies with the grid.

These challenges include, but are not limited to, advanced in materials, design methodologies, modelling tools, and manufacturing processes in renewable energy production, along with energy integration and the promotion of a suitable framework and energy policy. On the other hand, the growing use of electrical vehicles will introduce additional roadblocks to decarbonization.

This Special Issue aims to present and disseminate the most recent advances related to the fabrication, design, modelling, application, control, and condition monitoring of all renewable energies, together the integration of technology and new frameworks and energy scenarios.

The topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:

  • All aspects of renewable energy fabrication.
  • Renewable energy integration.
  • The use of e-fuels in the decarbonization.
  • Renewable energies in safety-critical applications.
  • Online and offline condition monitoring techniques.
  • Optimal design methodologies.
  • Advanced modelling approaches.

Dr. Benjamín González-Díaz
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  • renewable energies
  • decarbonization
  • net-zero emissions

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A Systematic Review of Isolated Water and Energy Microgrids: Infrastructure, Optimization of Management Strategies, and Future Trends
by Manuel Parraga, José Vuelvas, Benjamín González-Díaz, Leonardo Rodríguez-Urrego and Arturo Fajardo
Energies 2024, 17(12), 2864; https://doi.org/10.3390/en17122864 - 11 Jun 2024
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Isolated water and energy microgrids (IWEMGs) serve as vital solutions for enhancing the well-being of remote and rural communities, particularly in areas where water and energy resources are scarce. This has spurred research into the interdependence between the water and energy sectors (water–energy [...] Read more.
Isolated water and energy microgrids (IWEMGs) serve as vital solutions for enhancing the well-being of remote and rural communities, particularly in areas where water and energy resources are scarce. This has spurred research into the interdependence between the water and energy sectors (water–energy nexus), a field that has grown in response to technological advancements. Through a systematic optimization framework, this review critically evaluates the integration of various technologies within IWEMGs, encompassing infrastructure, management, and strategic planning, while considering economic and social impacts. IWEMGs incorporate diverse technologies for the infrastructure, management, and strategic planning of water and energy resources, integrating economic and social considerations to inform decisions that affect both immediate and long-term sustainability and reliability. This article presents an exhaustive review of the literature on IWEMG management, employing an approach that synthesizes existing studies to enhance the understanding of strategic IWEMG management and planning. It introduces a structured taxonomy for organizing research trends and tackling unresolved challenges within the field. Notably, the review identifies critical gaps, such as the lack of comprehensive data on water demand in isolated locations, and underscores the emerging role of game theory and machine learning in enriching IWEMG management frameworks. Ultimately, this review outlines essential indicators for forthcoming research, focusing on the optimization, management, and strategic planning of IWEMG resources and infrastructure, thereby setting a direction for future technological and methodological advancements in the field. Full article
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