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Special Issue "PV Systems: From Small- to Large-Scale"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2019.
Interests: electric power generation, transmission, and distribution; renewable energy and distributed generation; smart grids and micro grids; energy management systems
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In recent years, PV systems have become one of the most appealing solutions for the utilization of renewable energy. On the one hand, tremendous progress has been made in the fields of PV materials, module technologies, power electronic converters, small PV systems, modeling, and simulation. On the other hand, new methods have been developed for large-scale, PV-system resource assessment based on heterogeneous earth observation data (e.g., digital terrain models, LiDAR, and satellite imagery) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), in which the accuracy of the simulations and optimizations increases with the increasing resolution of the input data, yielding new applications for PV systems. Some of the new challenges related to the large-scale implementation of PV systems are resource assessment optimization, monitoring, grid integration, and interactions with the grid, including data fusion, combining grid configuration and operation data with earth observation data. The Special Issue covers, but is not limited to, the following:
- PV materials, including new and further developed solutions, modeling, and simulations
- PV cells and modules
- devices and solutions for PV systems (power electronics converters, DC-DC, DC-AC, optimizers, inverters, micro inverters, sun tracking systems, etc.)
- on-grid and off-grid operation, combined with energy storage
- the integration of PV systems in electric grids, and interaction with electric grids
- the operation and monitoring of PV systems
- modeling, simulation, control, and optimization (components, devices, and systems)
- large-scale applications (GIS, PV resource assessment, etc.)
Potential authors are invited to submit manuscripts containing original or substantially further developed solutions related to PV systems.
Prof. Dr. Gorazd Štumberger
Prof. Dr. Niko Lukač
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- PV systems
- PV materials
- PV modules
- power electronic converters
- interactions with the electric grid
- resource assessment
- solar energy
- modeling, optimization, simulation
- large-scale applications