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Multi-Energy Complementary and Energy Storage Technologies

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 470

Special Issue Editors

Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Interests: optofluidics; biosensors; point-of-care diagnostics
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Dr. Mingtao Li
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Guest Editor
International Research Center for Renewable Energy (IRCRE), State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering (MFPE), Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
Interests: sustainable energy; energy system engineering
Dr. Bo Yang
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Guest Editor
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell Univeristy, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Interests: sustainability; environmental science and technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Renewable energy sources have become a competitive and environmentally friendly approach to meeting the power demand all over the world. However, due to their intermittent functionality, it is generally difficult to incorporate renewable sources. Multi-energy complementary systems and energy storage technologies are indispensable components in the transition to sustainable power systems. Examples of multi-energy complementary systems include solar power, wind power, hydropower, thermal power systems, and biomass power, among others. The coupling of multi-energy complementary and energy storage technologies can balance local microgrids. Integrating on-site renewables and distributed energy resources as well as public utility grids would not only achieve stable power generation, but also reduce the demand for the utility grid.

In this Special Issue, we encourage submissions of original research articles, case studies, reviews, critical perspectives, and viewpoint articles on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Experimental investigations on multi-energy complementary systems;
  • Energy storage options for multiple scenarios;
  • Spatial-temporal complementary system designs;
  • Case studies to summarize best practices;
  • System design considering feasibility;
  • Process modeling and simulation;
  • System optimization, including models and algorithms for design and operation optimization in multi-energy complementary systems;
  • Load estimation methods and algorithms;
  • Control of multi-energy complementary systems;
  • Evaluation system for multi-energy complementary systems during operation;
  • Techno-economic assessment and lifecycle analysis;
  • Energy storage technologies;
  • Trend prediction of multi-energy complementary systems with respect to their environmental impact, market effects and utilization;
  • Policy incentives for regional deployment, etc.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao
Dr. Mingtao Li
Dr. Bo Yang
Guest Editors

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  • multi-energy complementary
  • energy storage
  • distributed energy resources
  • energy system

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