Special Issue "Advanced Technologies Applied to Renewable Energy"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (23 September 2023) | Viewed by 13512
Interests: photovoltaic power systems; photovoltaic/thermal systems (pV/T); power electronics; power systems and power quality; electrical machines and drive; renewable energy; solar energy; hybrid renewable energy systems optimization
Interests: renewable and sustainable energy; nano-PCM; PV/T; paraffins; hydrogen combustion
Interests: renewable energy; solar energy and photovoltaics; PVT collectors; hybrid PV systems with Genset, wind turbines and hydrogen generators; nanofluids, nano-PCM, organic PCM; energy efficiency; artificial neural networks (ANN), machine learning, predictive algorithms; life cycle cost assessment and levelized cost of electricity; hybrid micro-grid renewable designs; rural electrification; sustainability in palm oil industry
Interests: sustainable energy technologies (solar thermal storage; solar-assisted cooling and heating); low-energy architecture (advanced glazing technology); sustainable energy technology in agriculture
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Renewable energy technologies have emerged as viable sources of alternative energies, particularly during the last decade. Adopting these technologies is a crucial element for improving energy efficiency and sustainability, in addition to the ecological efforts to reduce carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. The utilization of solar energy technologies is at the forefront of these energies, with a global contribution of around 472 GWth for solar thermal systems in 2017, and 633.7 GWel for photovoltaic (PV) systems in 2019.
Since the 1970s, various techniques for the cooling of PV systems have been studied, and from this research, the hybrid photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) collector emerged. A collector combines PV and solar thermal systems to simultaneously produce electrical and thermal energies. The electrical energy of the PV is enhanced because of the cooling achieved through the solar thermal component.
It is essential that humans worldwide become reliant on renewable energies, which are based on environmentally reliable and naturally available systems. According to global statistics, since 2010, global non-hydro power renewable energy production has reached 3.3%. This dependence on renewable energies is constantly growing with the support of new policies, which succeeded in raising this rate to 5% in 2011. Renewable energy systems provide feasible electrification in on- and off-grid systems. One or more types of renewable energy systems can be used as wind energy, solar energy, hydropower, ocean energy, etc. Recently, many researchers encouraged using hybrid renewable energy systems that include two or more different renewable energy systems in addition to different energy storage systems. These systems, as indicated by researchers, give promising potential for the electrification of cities and remote areas.
Therefore, we invite papers on the design and implementation of advanced types of solar, wind, hydro, wave, tide, ocean, and hydrogen energies as well as fuel cell systems through original research papers, review papers, case studies, and experimental, analytical, and numerical studies that are relevant to the topic of renewable energy.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Conflicts of Interest
The Guest Editors would like to declare they have no competing interests (no financial interests, business interests, or a professional partnerships or relationships with a commercial company involved in the topic).
Dr. Hussein A Kazem
Prof. Dr. Miqdam Chaichan
Dr. Ali H. A. Al-Waeli
Dr. Hasila Jarimi
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- solar photovoltaic systems
- solar thermal systems
- hybrid photovoltaic thermal collectors
- wind energy systems
- hydro, wave, tide, and ocean energy systems
- hydrogen production and fuel cells