Renewable Energy Systems 2024

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 182

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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Naples, Italy
Interests: solar thermal systems; concentrating photovoltaic/thermal photovoltaic systems; energy saving in buildings; solar heating and cooling; solar desalination; geothermal energy; dynamic simulations of energy systems; renewable polygeneration systems
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Naples, Italy
Interests: thermal solar; photovoltaic and photovoltaic-thermal; dynamic simulations of energy systems; renewable polygeneration systems; district heating and cooling; sustainable mobility; optimization techniques; geothermal energy; biofuels; synthetic fuels; fuel cells; hydrogen storage systems; Power-to-X
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The adoption of energy efficiency strategies and renewable technologies becomes more and more pivotal in reaching a decarbonized future and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 80–95% by 2050. In the transition phase, fully renewable energy systems have to be developed, coupling several energy technologies for energy storage, production, and reutilization, involving energy producers, users, and prosumers. In this framework, in order to perform all of the actions required to limit the increase in the Earth’s average temperature, several countries have agreed on the necessity to develop a novel sustainable energy paradigm. To address this novel idea of energy production and use, researchers have devoted their attention to different strategies: the promotion of the use of renewable energy technologies, the more conscious usage of energy, novel efficient energy conversion systems, energy efficiency actions, etc.

In this context, this Special Issue aims at collecting the most important and current works dealing with the integration of renewable technologies into new or existing systems for the polygeneration of energy and no-energy outputs: desalinated water, novel fuels for transport, power, heating, cooling, etc.

You are encouraged to submit manuscripts analyzing the possible utilization of renewables in order to increase the use and management of renewables into energy systems.

The topics of primary interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Energy planning;
  • Polygeneration systems based on renewables;
  • Advanced thermal and electrical storages;
  • Green hydrogen;
  • District heating and cooling systems;
  • Biocircular economy approach;
  • Waste-to-energy paradigm;
  • Power-to-X systems;
  • Thermally and electrically driven water desalination;
  • Integration of renewables with transportation, electrical vehicles;
  • Integration of renewable systems in buildings;
  • System dynamic simulation;
  • Buildings dynamic simulation;
  • Control strategies and system management.

Dr. Maria Vicidomini
Dr. Luca Cimmino
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  • renewable energy systems
  • energy saving
  • electrical and thermal storage
  • simulation
  • energy–water nexus

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