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Advanced Development on Solar, Wind and Tidal Energy

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A3: Wind, Wave and Tidal Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 March 2022) | Viewed by 7365

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Electrical Energy Institute, Federal University of Maranhao, São Luís, Brazil
Interests: power systems; renewable energy sources; tidal energy

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Energy and Systems Department, State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
Interests: power distribution systems; renewable energy sources; microgrids

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Electrical Engineerind Coordination, Federal University of Maranhao, Balsas, Brazil
Interests: storage systems; tidal energy; microgrids

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Renewable energy sources play a key role in the decarbonization process of the electrical system. For this same reason, intense research is being carried out around the world and is aiming at the best use of these sources, including the combined exploration of these sources in hybrid plants. Complementarity between solar, wind and tidal sources can be explored both in the development of new devices as well as in business models.

We invite you to submit a publication to the Energies Special Issue “Advanced Development of Solar, Wind and Tidal energy”. Original submissions dealing with the application of solar, wind and tidal resources are welcome. This Special Issue will include but is not limited to:

  • New technologies in solar, wind and marine energy;
  • Hybrid systems;
  • Grid integration analysis;
  • Green hydrogen systems;
  • Storage systems;
  • Renewable isolated microgrids;
  • Trends in renewable energy

We look forward to receiving your contributions. It is recommended to send a tentative title and a short summary of the manuscript to Energies Editor Ms. Carly Liu <[email protected]>.

Dr. Osvaldo Ronald Saavedra
Prof. Luiz Carlos P. da Silva
Dr. Pedro Bezerra Leite Neto
Guest Editors

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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 2600 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.

Keywords

  • tidal energy
  • ocean energy
  • solar energy
  • wind energy
  • renewable hybrid systems
  • renewable microgrids

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Mission Critical Microgrids: The Case of the Alcântara Space Center
by César Augusto Santana Castelo Branco, Fabricio Pereira Moraes, Hércules Araújo Oliveira, Pedro Bezerra Leite Neto, Osvaldo Ronald Saavedra, José Gomes de Matos, Clóvis Bosco Mendonça Oliveira, Luiz Antonio de S. Ribeiro, Alexandre Cunha Oliveira, Marcelo Fernado Augusto Júnior, Lucas de Paula Assunção Pinheiro and Rogério Moreira Cazo
Energies 2022, 15(9), 3226; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15093226 - 28 Apr 2022
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This article reports the conception and design of a mission critical microgrid to serve a critical infrastructure application, namely, the Alcântara Space Launch Center, a government military facility in Brazil. The assumptions, general characteristics, requirements and particularities arising from the application are established [...] Read more.
This article reports the conception and design of a mission critical microgrid to serve a critical infrastructure application, namely, the Alcântara Space Launch Center, a government military facility in Brazil. The assumptions, general characteristics, requirements and particularities arising from the application are established and discussed in detail. High resilience and energy security are required in critical periods of operation, demanding a power supply infrastructure composed of redundant and dispachable sources capable of supporting n1 generation contingencies. Whereas, in the remaining time, economic and environmental aspects take place as main requests. Operation scenarios, on both grid-connected (on-grid) and isolated (off-grid) modes, are formulated as optimization problems and simulations have been performed to analyze these scenarios, which are reported and analyzed here. The off-grid operation, which is clearly more complex, is preferentially addressed, especially in scenarios with contingencies. In this context, the proposed microgrid is conceived to satisfactorily balance requirements such as the economy, pollutant emission reduction, high reliability, resilience and operational security, which are requested by this critical infrastructure application. Full article
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EOSOLAR Project: Assessment of Wind Resources of a Coastal Equatorial Region of Brazil—Overview and Preliminary Results
by Arcilan T. Assireu, Felipe M. Pimenta, Ramon M. de Freitas, Osvaldo R. Saavedra, Francisco L. A. Neto, Audálio R. Torres Júnior, Clóvis B. M. Oliveira, Denivaldo C. P. Lopes, Shigeaki L. de Lima, Rafael B. S. Veras, Natália P. Saraiva, Luiz G. P. Marcondes and Denisson Q. Oliveira
Energies 2022, 15(7), 2319; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15072319 - 23 Mar 2022
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The EOSOLAR project was designed to investigate the structure of the atmospheric boundary layer in an equatorial coastal zone, where the discontinuity of surface conditions induces non-stationarity gradients of wind speeds and the development of internal boundary layers. The proposed methodology considers several [...] Read more.
The EOSOLAR project was designed to investigate the structure of the atmospheric boundary layer in an equatorial coastal zone, where the discontinuity of surface conditions induces non-stationarity gradients of wind speeds and the development of internal boundary layers. The proposed methodology considers several aspects of the sea–land transition meteorology that are essential for precisely estimating wind–solar energy potential and assessment of structural loads on wind turbines. Infrared (LIDAR) and acoustic (SODAR) ground-based remote sensing instruments and micrometeorological towers were installed in a near-shore equatorial area of northeast Brazil, in order to provide a comprehensive view of meteorological processes. This paper reports a description of the project study area, methodology, and instrumentation used. Details of instruments configurations, a validation of micrometeorology towers, and a comparison between the LIDAR and SODAR are presented. Results of the first field campaign measuring the coastal flow, integrating the micrometeorological tower and LIDAR observations are described. Full article
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Unlocking the UK Continental Shelf Electrification Potential for Offshore Oil and Gas Installations: A Power Grid Architecture Perspective
by Mohamed Elgenedy, Khaled Ahmed, Graeme Burt, Graeme Rogerson and Greg Jones
Energies 2021, 14(21), 7096; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14217096 - 30 Oct 2021
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Most of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) oil and gas (OG) installations have traditionally adopted in situ power generation, which is not only inefficient but also generating about 70% of the offshore CO2 emissions. The offshore wind and energy storage technologies for [...] Read more.
Most of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) oil and gas (OG) installations have traditionally adopted in situ power generation, which is not only inefficient but also generating about 70% of the offshore CO2 emissions. The offshore wind and energy storage technologies for deep water are developing at a fast pace, enabling great opportunities for the OG installations located in the North Sea. In this paper, a pathway for the UKCS offshore OG installations electrification is introduced. The aim is to provide different power architectures that facilitate the OG installations’ electrification, while benefiting from the existing and planned UK offshore wind power. Four hypothetical case studies (based on real data) were created, along the UKCS, where the corresponding power architectures were proposed. The selection of each architecture power component (e.g., transformers, converters and cables), as well as the transmission and distribution technology (e.g., AC or DC), is also provided and justified. Further, an overview cost estimation is carried out to predict the architecture capital cost. It is concluded that the four architectures can be mimicked not only along the UKCS but also worldwide, promoting the UKCS potential for a world-leading offshore energy hub and fostering the UK offshore wind-energy resources. Full article
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