Special lssues

Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Energy Production

Submission Deadline: 15 July 2023 (closed)

Guest Editors

Dr. Iskander Tlili, Associate Professor, National Engineering School of Monastir, Tunisia. Email: iskander.tlili@enim.rnu.tn; iskander.tlili@ieee.org; l.tlili@mu.edu.sa

Dr. Ahmed Awan, Associate Professor, College of Engineering and Information Technology, Ajman University, United Arab Emirates, Email: a.awan@ajman.ac.ae

Dr. Sa'ed Awni Musmar, Professor of industrial engineering, The University of Jordan, Amman 11942, Jordan. Email: s.musmar@ju.edu.jo


Renewable energy technologies enable us to generate sufficient power, energy, heat, and fuels from renewable energy resources. Solar energy is considered to be the most eco-friendly source of energy. This energy source exists in two natural forms: the light energy and the heat energy. Both the forms are equally essential to humans in our day to day life activities and also for other forms of life and creatures. Also Solar energy is considered to be the most predominant and sustainable type of energy. Nowadays, our civilization is experiencing lots of problems because of the alarming global warming and climatic changes. Thanks to nature for providing natural resources from which we can generate the required electricity, heat and fuel. Solar energy, wind energy, hydroelectric power, wave, heat-exchange, tidal, and some bioenergy technologies are directly or indirectly empowered by the sun. Also, the moon powers tidal and wave energy technology. Renewable energy production and its utilization enhance energy security, the human environment, the global economy, mechanical manufacturing systems, construction facilities, transportation systems, and industries, as well as aid to create new employment opportunities. Solar energy, wind energy, and biomass energy can fulfill our local energy needs while also helping to enhance environmental protection.

Renewable energy technologies including hydropower, solar energy, wind energy, biomass energy, geothermal energy, and biofuels are now becoming mainstream and contributing to the planet' s and its living creatures’ safety. Renewable energy technologies are the efficient technologies used to develop all these renewable energy supplies. Hydropower is one of the most utilized renewable energy sources, with global installed capacity surpassing around 1,295GW. These technologies help us to heat and cool our living places, generate power, and potentially air without the emission of harmful greenhouse gasses or other types of pollutants. The important advantage of renewable energy is that it is conserved. Each species uses natural resources that can be replaced as we move forward. Other benefits include less pollution or carbon footprint, economic growth, and less maintenance. Renewable energy has the potential to significantly improve energy security abroad while also lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Using renewable energy can assist to minimize energy imports and reduce the usage of fossil fuels, which is the elementary source of energy in many countries. Therefore, this Special issue provides research opportunities for technologists and energy providers to explore more and more innovative strategies for efficient utilization of these available natural resources and intends to safeguard the environment from environmental degradation.

Topics of interest include, but aren't limited to:

● All renewable energy sources are included in sustainable energy.

● Solar, wind, and biomass energy can fulfill local energy needs and help to enhance environmental protection.

● Solar energy was an incredibly naturally outgoing force resource.

● Using renewable energy is significantly less costly.

● Renewable energy necessitates the employment of additional people to create the energy.

● The purpose of harnessing renewable resources was to reduce pollution and environmental harm.

● A supply of energy must be kept available for the foreseeable future.

● Renewable energy boosts human well-being and general well-being.

● Human resource development for renewable energy

● Role in minimizing the amount of external energy used and to replace non-renewable energy sources.


Sustainable energy, Solar, Wind, and Biomass energy, Reduce pollution and environmental harm, Harnessing renewable resources, Supply of energy, Bioenergy technologies, Carbon footprint

Published Papers

  • Open Access


    Analysis and Modeling of Time Output Characteristics for Distributed Photovoltaic and Energy Storage

    Kaicheng Liu, Chen Liang, Xiaoyang Dong, Liping Liu
    Energy Engineering, Vol.121, No.4, pp. 933-949, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.043658
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Energy Production)
    Abstract Due to the unpredictable output characteristics of distributed photovoltaics, their integration into the grid can lead to voltage fluctuations within the regional power grid. Therefore, the development of spatial-temporal coordination and optimization control methods for distributed photovoltaics and energy storage systems is of utmost importance in various scenarios. This paper approaches the issue from the perspective of spatiotemporal forecasting of distributed photovoltaic (PV) generation and proposes a Temporal Convolutional-Long Short-Term Memory prediction model that combines Temporal Convolutional Networks (TCN) and Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM). To begin with, an analysis of the spatiotemporal distribution patterns of PV generation is conducted, and… More >

  • Open Access


    Electromechanical Transient Modeling Analysis of Large-Scale New Energy Grid Connection

    Shichao Cao, Yonggang Dong, Xiaoying Liu
    Energy Engineering, Vol.121, No.4, pp. 1109-1125, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.043004
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Energy Production)
    Abstract The synchronous virtual machine uses inverter power to imitate the performance of the conventional synchronous machine. It also has the same inertia, damping, frequency, voltage regulation, and other external performance as the generator. It is the key technology to realize new energy grid connections’ stable and reliable operation. This project studies a dynamic simulation model of an extensive new energy power system based on the virtual synchronous motor. A new energy storage method is proposed. The mathematical energy storage model is established by combining the fixed rotor model of a synchronous virtual machine with the charge-discharge power, state of charge,… More >

  • Open Access


    Performance Assessment of a Real PV System Connected to a Low-Voltage Grid

    Gaber Magdy, Mostafa Metwally, Adel A. Elbaset, Esam Zaki
    Energy Engineering, Vol.121, No.1, pp. 13-26, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.043562
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Energy Production)
    Abstract The generation of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy is increasing continuously because it is renewable, unlimited, and clean energy. In the past, generation systems depended on non-renewable sources such as oil, coal, and gas. Therefore, this paper assesses the performance of a 51 kW PV solar power plant connected to a low-voltage grid to feed an administrative building in the 6th of October City, Egypt. The performance analysis of the considered grid-connected PV system is carried out using power system simulator for Engineering (PSS/E) software. Where the PSS/E program, monitors and uses the power analyzer that displays the parameters and measures… More >

  • Open Access


    Research on Equivalent Modeling Method of AC-DC Power Networks Integrating with Renewable Energy Generation

    Weigang Jin, Lei Chen, Yifei Li, Shencong Zheng, Yuqi Jiang, Hongkun Chen
    Energy Engineering, Vol.120, No.11, pp. 2469-2487, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.043021
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Energy Production)
    Abstract Along with the increasing integration of renewable energy generation in AC-DC power networks, investigating the dynamic behaviors of this complex system with a proper equivalent model is significant. This paper presents an equivalent modeling method for the AC-DC power networks with doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) based wind farms to decrease the simulation scale and computational burden. For the AC-DC power networks, the equivalent modeling strategy in accordance with the physical structure simplification is stated. Regarding the DFIG-based wind farms, the equivalent modeling based on the sequential identification of multi-machine parameters using the improved chaotic cuckoo search algorithm (ICCSA) is conducted.… More >

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