Special Issue "Utilization of Geothermal and Solar Energy to Develop Co- and Multi-generation Smart Energy Systems"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Hossein Nami
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Guest Editor
Department of Energy Conversion and Storage Continuum Modelling and Testing, Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: thermodynamics; renewables; system modeling and analysis; hydrogen generation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The global energy matrix is changing into a smart energy system, day by day. However, this transition process into a smart energy system is challenging and asks for thorough attention of scientists to address the gaps related to the locally available energy sources. Naturally, solar power is one of the most important renewable sources in the global energy sector. Yet, this clean energy source suffers from the irregular profiles of availability since providing an accurate long-term estimate of its fluctuations is almost impossible. Therefore, to develop a reliable energy system, the solution could be the utilization of other renewables like geothermal. The most recent research has revealed that the utilization of geothermal sources facilitates sustainable energy systems. On the other hand, the fast-growing energy production from renewables offers more attractive, cost-effective opportunities to design and employ local energy sources, although integrating more renewable energy sources is a technological and financial challenge. This Special Issue will cover the application of solar and geothermal techniques to design new smart co- and multi-generation energy systems from both thermodynamic and economic points of view. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Solar- or geothermal-driven district heating and cooling systems
  • Application of solar and geothermal energies in hydrogen production
  • Solar- or geothermal-driven CHP and CCHPs
  • Next-generation of district heating/cooling systems based on solar and geothermal
  • Upgrading efficiency of existing solar- or geothermal-driven systems
  • Optimization of existing solar- or geothermal-driven systems
  • Efficiency improvement and cost reduction of solar- or geothermal-driven systems
  • Local co- and tri-generation
  • Sustainable development and sustainability
  • Exergy analysis of the local solar- or geothermal-driven systems.

Dr. Hossein Nami
Guest Editor

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  • geothermal energy
  • solar energy
  • system modeling
  • thermodynamic analysis
  • cogeneration
  • exergy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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