Sunday, October 4, 2015

Call for Papers on Optimization of Photovoltaic Power Systems

The Hindawi Jounral of Engineering is publishing a special issue on optimization of photovoltaic power systems. Journal of Engineering is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in several areas of engineering.

PV generation system is one of the most popular uses of direct solar energy and its installation is rapidly growing because it is considered as a clean and environmentally friendly source of energy. The primary obstacle to increased use of PV systems is their high initial cost. Currently, many research works are carried out focusing on optimization of PV systems in order to reduce the capital cost of the PV system without affecting its reliability. The optimization of a PV system means that the system parameters such as number of PV modules, capacity of storage battery, capacity of inverter, and PV array tilt angle must be selected optimally. In addition, diesel generator and wind turbine capacities must be optimized in case of hybrid PV systems. Moreover, the optimization term includes the electronic features that maximize the yield of these systems such as sun trackers, MPPT, and smart inverters.

This special issue aims to discuss the recent developed and contribution of photovoltaic system optimization science.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Modeling and characterization of photovoltaic systems
  • Optimal sizing and installation of standalone photovoltaic system
  • Optimal sizing of hybrid photovoltaic systems
  • Optimal sizing of grid connected photovoltaic systems
  • Optimal placement and management of photovoltaic systems in power system
  • Power electronics for photovoltaic system
  • Sun trackers
  • MPPTs
  • Solar inverters
  • Solar chargers
  • Photovoltaic field performance assessment
  • Modeling of solar radiation

Authors can submit their manuscripts via the Manuscript Tracking System
Manuscript Due:    Friday, 29 January 2016
First Round of Reviews:    Friday, 22 April 2016
Publication Date:    Friday, 17 June 2016

Lead Guest Editor

Tamer Khatib, An-Najah National University, Nablus, State of Palestine

Guest Editors

Wilfried Elmenreich, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria
Azah Mohamed, National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia
Suvash Saha, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Hussein Kazem, Sohar University, Sohar, Oman