Special Issue "Solar Energy Harvesting, Storage and Utilization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018)
Solar energy is regarded as one of the key solutions to combat climate change and meet ever-increasing energy needs. To further develop and integrate solar energies into major energy infrastructures, e.g., electric power grids, new and advanced methods and technologies that can better facilitate harvesting, storage and utilization of solar energies are therefore highly needed. This Special Issue aims to report the latest advances and future trends of key techniques and frameworks enabling optimal harvesting, storage and utilization of solar energy systems considering technical constraints and many uncertainties involved. The scope of interests includes but is not limited to the following topics:
- Novel technologies and methods that can contribute to the enhanced efficiency and controllability of solar energy systems under standard and/or varying working conditions;
- Novel control strategies for solar photovoltaic systems to achieve maximal energy harvest, and/or smoothed power output with/without integration with battery storage and/or other technologies;
- Novel operation and control methodologies for solar photovoltaic and other renewable systems to achieve economic dispatch of microgrids/distribution grids considering coordination between generations, demands and battery storages;
- Intelligent and data driven paradigms for optimal energy harvest of solar and wind farms considering various uncertainties and constraints etc;
- Optimal planning and control of distribution grids leveraging controllability and flexibility of solar and other renewables and electric vehicles.
Please note that papers discussing emerging technologies and methods enabling optimal harvesting, storage and utilization of solar energy systems considering uncertainties and technical constraints are particularly welcome. All contributions must be explicitly focused on new methods and techniques applied to solar and other renewables systems in the context of smart grid development.
Prof. Dr. Zhao Xu
Prof. Dr. Junhua Zhao
Manuscript Submission Information
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- solar energy
- energy harvest
- energy storage
- photovoltaic technology
- smart grid