Topic Editors

Prof. Dr. Luis Hernández-Callejo
Departamento de Ingeniería Agrícola y Forestal, Universidad de Valladolid, 42004 Soria, Spain
Dr. Jesús Armando Aguilar Jiménez
Centro de Estudios de las Energías Renovables, Instituto de Ingeniería, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexicali 21280, Mexico
Prof. Dr. Carlos Meza Benavides
1. Department of Electrical, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, 06366 Köthen, Germany
2. Electronics Engineering School, Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica, Cartago 159-7050, Costa Rica

Advances in Renewable Energy and Energy Storage

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20 April 2023
Manuscript submission deadline
20 June 2023
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Dear Colleagues,

Moving towards a global energy matrix based on renewable energy technologies is a topic of special interest to the world community to mitigate environmental pollution and climate change. Proposing more efficient technologies, with higher energy integration and lower costs, will increase the adoption of renewable energies and lead efforts towards sustainable development.

Energy storage systems are a fundamental part of energy systems, as they provide continuity, stability and security of service. Their incorporation into renewable energy technologies is of the utmost importance to avoid intermittency, prolong their use and decarbonize centralized and distributed electrification systems.

We would like to invite submissions of new proposals regarding the research, development and implementation of renewable energy and energy storage technologies, seeking to establish a framework of current and future state of the art for those interested in a broad transdisciplinary space.

Topics of interest for this publication space include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Photovoltaic and thermal solar energy;
  • Wind energy;
  • Hydropower;
  • Geothermal energy;
  • Biomass energy;
  • Nuclear energy;
  • Efficient use of energy;
  • Microgrids;
  • Distributed and centralized generation;
  • Hybrid generation systems;
  • Control of electrical systems;
  • Artificial intelligence applied to clean energy systems;
  • Power generation, transmission and distribution;
  • Cogeneration, trigeneration and multigeneration;
  • Mechanical, thermal, chemical and other energy storage;
  • Energy storage in batteries: lead–acid, lithium–ion, nickel–cadmium, flow batteries, others.

Prof. Dr. Luis Hernández-Callejo
Dr. Jesús Armando Aguilar Jiménez
Prof. Dr. Carlos Meza Benavides
Topic Editors

Keywords

  • photovoltaic and thermal solar energy
  • wind energy
  • artificial intelligence applied to clean energy systems
  • microgrids
  • energy storage in batteries: lead–acid, lithium–ion, nickel–cadmium, flow batteries, others
  • control of electrical systems
  • renewable energies

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Applied Sciences
applsci
2.838 3.7 2011 17.4 Days 2300 CHF Submit
Batteries
batteries
5.938 7.9 2015 20.1 Days 1600 CHF Submit
Electronics
electronics
2.690 3.7 2012 16.6 Days 2000 CHF Submit
Energies
energies
3.252 5.0 2008 16.2 Days 2200 CHF Submit
Solar
solar
- - 2021 15.0 days * 1000 CHF Submit
Sustainability
sustainability
3.889 5.0 2009 16.7 Days 2000 CHF Submit

* Median value for all MDPI journals in the second half of 2021.

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Impact Analysis of a Battery Energy Storage System Connected in Parallel to a Wind Farm
Energies 2022, 15(13), 4586; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15134586 - 23 Jun 2022
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Increasing wind generation insertion levels on electrical grids through power converters may cause instabilities in the AC grid due to the intermittent wind nature. Integrating a Battery Electric Energy Storage System (BESS) in wind generation can smooth the power injection at the Common [...] Read more.
Increasing wind generation insertion levels on electrical grids through power converters may cause instabilities in the AC grid due to the intermittent wind nature. Integrating a Battery Electric Energy Storage System (BESS) in wind generation can smooth the power injection at the Common Coupling Point (PCC), contributing to the power system voltage and frequency stability. In this article, it is proposed to analyze the operation of a lithium-ion battery technology based 1 MW/1.29 MWh BESS connected in parallel with wind generation with a capacity of 50.4 MW. The main characteristics investigated are power smoothing and power factor correction. Experimental results show that BESS contributes to smoothing the active power and correcting the power factor of wind generation, improving the quality of electrical energy at the PCC. Full article
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Evaluating and Analyzing the Degradation of a Battery Energy Storage System Based on Frequency Regulation Strategies
Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(12), 6111; https://doi.org/10.3390/app12126111 - 16 Jun 2022
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The capacity aging of lithium-ion energy storage systems is inevitable under long-term use. It has been found in the literature that the aging performance is closely related to battery usage and the current aging state. It follows that different frequency regulation services, C-rates, [...] Read more.
The capacity aging of lithium-ion energy storage systems is inevitable under long-term use. It has been found in the literature that the aging performance is closely related to battery usage and the current aging state. It follows that different frequency regulation services, C-rates, and maintaining levels of SOC during operation will produce different battery aging rates. In the simulations, the researchers used real frequency data to generate SOC curves based on the Taiwan frequency regulation services under different C-rates and different battery SOC target levels. Then, the aging formula of lithium iron batteries (LiFePO4 battery, LFP battery) and the proposed improved rainflow counting algorithm were used. The capacity aging situation and economy under different usage scenarios were analyzed. The simulation results showed that using a high C-rate and a low SOC level had a higher net profit, and the income of dReg was more than that of sReg. The SOC of BESS has an important impact on the life cycle. Keeping the SOC at a lower level will help prolong the life cycle and increase the net income. In dReg0.5, maintaining the SOC at 30% would yield 8.5% more lifetimes than 50%, 20.6% more lifetimes than 70%. Full article
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Temperature Regulation Model and Experimental Study of Compressed Air Energy Storage Cavern Heat Exchange System
Sustainability 2022, 14(11), 6788; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14116788 - 01 Jun 2022
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The first hard rock shallow-lined underground CAES cavern in China has been excavated to conduct a thermodynamic process and heat exchange system for practice. The thermodynamic equations for the solid and air region are compiled into the fluent two-dimensional axisymmetric model through user-defined [...] Read more.
The first hard rock shallow-lined underground CAES cavern in China has been excavated to conduct a thermodynamic process and heat exchange system for practice. The thermodynamic equations for the solid and air region are compiled into the fluent two-dimensional axisymmetric model through user-defined functions. The temperature regulation model and experimental study results show that the charging time determines the air temperature and fluctuates dramatically under different charging flow rates. The average air temperature increases with increasing charging flow and decreasing charging time, fluctuating between 62.5 °C and −40.4 °C during the charging and discharging processes. The temperature would reach above 40 °C within the first 40 min of the initial pressurization stage, and the humidity decreases rapidly within a short time. The use of the heat exchange system can effectively control the cavern temperature within a small range (20–40 °C). The temperature rises and regularly falls with the control system’s switch. An inverse relationship between the temperature and humidity and water vapor can be seen in the first hour of the initial discharging. The maximum noise is 92 and 87 decibels in the deflation process. Full article
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