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Novel Research on Renewable Power and Hydrogen Generation

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A: Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 July 2024 | Viewed by 449

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Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK
Interests: renewable energy technologies; solar hydrogen and fuel cell integration; distributed and grid-connected generation applications; manufacturing renewable energy technologies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sustainable energy sources, materials and systems are required to achieve rapid progress in the Sustainable Development Goals before the end of 2030. Away from the usual politics and fanfare that play out during the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meetings, scientists and engineers need to double up on novel solutions to tackle climate change and sustainable development.  

Renewable energy remains one approach to achieve cleaner power production because renewable energy sources are inexhaustible, and there are no emissions during operation. The second approach could be to use materials and platform chemicals with low carbon contents.  Operationally, energy storage remains a problem although using hydrogen as an energy vector remains optimistic in the coming years.

The full spectrum of innovating engineering materials for harvesting, transporting, storing, converting, conserving and transforming renewable energy has resulted in several research and engineering advances. Different energy materials, renewable power design methodologies, modelling and simulation tools, manufacturing processes for renewable energy systems, and green and blue hydrogen technologies are geared towards achieving net zero emissions and replacing fossil fuels during power generation. Consequently, there is a need to collate state-of-the-art outputs on renewable power and hydrogen generation.

This Special Issue aims to present novel research outputs and disseminate the most recent advances related to the theory, design, control, modelling, simulations, operations, materials, application, business models, case studies on renewable power and hydrogen generation.

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

  • Integration of renewable sources (solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, tidal, biomass, etc.) to generate power, hydrogen or for multi-objective applications.
  • Hybrid/integrated energy systems for power and hydrogen generation.
  • Renewable power and hydrogen applications in buildings, outdoor environments, remote locations, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, agricultural, service sectors, and in any other industrial sector.
  • Materials for energy harvesting and storage.
  • Materials for hydrogen generation and storage.
  • Grid and off-grid integration of renewable energy technologies for power and hydrogen generation.
  • Distributed renewable energy technology business models.
  • Manufacturing renewable energy technologies.
  • Risk management of renewable energy systems.
  • Optimal design and sizing methodologies.
  • Advanced modelling approaches.
  • Zero emissions in the total lifecycle of renewable energy technologies.

Dr. Chukwuma Ogbonnaya
Guest Editor

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.


  • renewable energy technologies
  • solar energy
  • wind energy
  • bioenergy
  • hydrogen energy
  • hydrogen generation
  • fuel cells

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