Special Issue of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems and Integration

Special Issue: Hybrid renewable energy systems and integration

A robust energy system is required due to recent environmental, political, and social concerns. Even though the cost-effectiveness of wind and solar energy cannot be neglected, renewable energy consumption is still limited due to the failure to provide essential infrastructure and technologies to manage the intermittency of the power generation from renewable energy sources.

The intermittency made by renewable energies interrupt the energy system balance and might lead to a considerable pressure on power systems. Using advanced energy technologies including smart grid, energy storage technologies, power-to-gas, and other novel technologies results in having a reliable, stable, and sustainable renewable energy. To achieve this goal, energy infrastructure investments are required to address financial, technological, market, and regulatory risks.

Additionally, hybrid systems based on renewable energies are increasingly used in remote areas which accessing to the main electric grids is hard. They provide a continuous, stable, and safe energy supply in those areas. Hybrid systems founded on solar, wind, biomass, or hydraulic energy encounter challenges related to intermittency and the variability of renewable sources. Energy storage and charge management are among the technology solutions used to increase the penetration of renewable energy.

This Special Issue focuses on recent advances in the policy, design, optimization, operation, and test cases of hybrid renewable energy systems. The issue addresses a wide range of topics, including:

  • Renewable energy sources estimation in remote sites
  • The design and optimization of renewable energy technologies and hybrid systems for remote sites and isolated grids
  • Energy storage technologies adapted for hybrid energy systems
  • Installation and operation challenges associated with hybrid systems in remote sites
  • Charge control and smart grid technologies for isolated grids
  • Energy Economics
  • Business models and market designs
  • Infrastructure development and related macroeconomic issues
  • Energy infrastructure reliability and resilience
  • Policy and regulation
  • Technology research, development, and demonstration strategies
  • Innovation policy and management
  • Life cycle management and regulation
  • Monitoring and enforcement

Lead Guest Editors

Prof. Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi, Shahrood University of Technology, Iran (mhosein.ahmadi@shahroodut.ac.ir)

Prof. Morteza Rahimiyan, Shahrood University of Technology, Iran (morteza.rahimiyan@shahroodut.ac.ir)

Guest Editors

Dr. Esmail Mahmoodi, Shahrood University of Technology, Iran (esmahmoodi@shahroodut.ac.ir)

Dr. Mohammad Zamen, Shahrood University of Technology, Iran (zamen@shahroodut.ac.ir)

Prof. Mustafa Serdar Genç, Erciyes University, Turkey (musgenc@erciyes.edu.tr)

Prof. Chong Wen Tong, University of Malaya, Malaysia (chong_wentong@um.edu.my)

Deadline for submissions: 15 September, 2021

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted via the OJS of the Mathematical Modelling of Engineering Problems journal, available at http://www.iieta.org/Journals/MMEP/Submission. When submitting the paper please select "Hybrid renewable energy systems and integration" as the article type.

The publication fee for each article of this special issue is 200 US$.