Solar Photovoltaic System Engineering

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Prof. Mohan Lal Kolhe
Professor in Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, Norway

Manuscript Topics
In most of the countries, solar photovoltaic systems have touched grid parity. The key challenging issues on increasing further penetration of solar photovoltaic systems in the electrical power network is to have intelligent integration with energy storage. Higher capacity solar photovoltaic power plants are connected to the high voltage network, and lower capacity PV units are connected in the medium and low voltage network. There are many technical challenges for integrating the solar PV plants at higher voltage levels as well as lower voltage levels.

It necessitates many technical developments, for example in power conditioning devices for solar PV system intelligent integration, role of solar PV systems in the micro-grid and off-grid developments, role of energy storage for making solar PV power plants as dispatchable power generator, power quality issues due to integration of solar PV systems and energy storage, modernization of distributed networks, to fulfil the necessity for demand flexibility and controllable dispatching of the electrical power from the distributed generators.

In the distributed network, solar PV systems can be installed on building envelopes for making ‘building integrated photovoltaic systems (BIPV)’, which can provide electrical power locally and make the buildings as ‘zero energy buildings (ZEBs)’. In future, ZEBs are going to play a significant role in the upcoming smart grid development due to their contribution on the on-site electrical generation through solar PV systems, energy storage, demand side management etc. The techno-economic analysis of BIPV system will be useful to the utility for developing new business models as well as demand side management strategies as well as decentralized energy storage design and operation.

High quality papers are welcome in this special issue, which examine or reflect the scenarios of distinct types of solar photovoltaic system engineering, progressive / innovative technologies of solar photovoltaic system engineering, and which can deliberate more than one of these methodologies: demonstrating experimental analysis with modelling, optimization of solar photovoltaic power plants, different types of solar photovoltaic cells and their modelling with suitable authentications of the results. This special issue covers original research and review studies related to the above topics, particularly including but not limited to the following fields:

• Solar Photovoltaic System Engineering
• Techno-Economic Analysis of Solar Photovoltaic System
• Power Conditioning Devices for Solar Photovoltaic System
• Grid Integration of Solar Photovoltaic Systems
• Power (Active and Reactive) Quality Analysis of Solar Photovoltaic System Grid Integration
• Off-Grid System for Rural Electrification based on Solar Photovoltaic System
• Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping System
• Micro-Grid Architecture for Increasing Penetration of Solar Photovoltaic System
• Building Integrated Solar Photovoltaic System
• Recycling of Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Paper submission
All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed before their acceptance for publication.
Paper submission deadline: 30 November 2019
Publication: 28 February 2020

High quality papers are welcome in this special issue. All submitted papers must be clearly written in English and should comprise original or review work, which has not been published or is currently under review by any other journals or conferences.
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Mohan Lal Kolhe
AIMS Energy, 2020, 8(3): 525-526. doi: 10.3934/energy.2020.3.525
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Akash Talwariya, Pushpendra Singh, Mohan Lal Kolhe, Jalpa H. Jobanputra
AIMS Energy, 2020, 8(3): 474-492. doi: 10.3934/energy.2020.3.474
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K. M. S. Y. Konara, M. L. Kolhe, Arvind Sharma
AIMS Energy, 2020, 8(2): 214-230. doi: 10.3934/energy.2020.2.214
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Djelloul Benatiallah, Ali Benatiallah, Kada Bouchouicha, Bahous Nasri
AIMS Energy, 2019, 7(6): 710-727. doi: 10.3934/energy.2019.6.710
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Abdulrahman Th. Mohammad, Amer Ibrahim Ismael
AIMS Energy, 2019, 7(5): 660-670. doi: 10.3934/energy.2019.5.660
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Alemayehu T. Eneyaw, Demiss A. Amibe
AIMS Energy, 2019, 7(5): 539-556. doi: 10.3934/energy.2019.5.539
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Enebe GC, Ukoba K, Jen T-C
AIMS Energy, 2019, 7(4): 527-538. doi: 10.3934/energy.2019.4.527
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J. Appelbaum
AIMS Energy, 2019, 7(1): 77-87. doi: 10.3934/energy.2019.1.77
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