Solar Energy for Remote Area Off-grid Electrification

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Dr. Tania Urmee
School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University (South Street), Western Australia, 6150, Australia

Manuscript Topics
AIMS Energy Journal Special Issue: Solar Energy for Remote Area Electrification

Submission or original papers in a broad range of research methods and applications are encouraged. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

1. Technology (Solar PV, Storage)
    · New solar cell and its efficiency
    · Energy efficient appliances for off-grid PV electrification
    · Energy storage technologies and their field performence
    · Improved technological performance of solar PV system components
2. System design
    · Solar PV system design criteria for different climate
    · Installation, operation and maintenance of PV panels and PV systems
    · Importance of standardization for off-grid solar PV system and components
    · Design criteria for community own Remote Area Power Supply projects
3. Financing (Off-grid RAPS systems)
    · Innovative financing schemes for Off-grid PV electrification
    · Carbon finance for solar PV off-grid system
    · Financing for SMEs for Off-grid solar PV business
4. Project management (community owned project, off-grid RAPs system, O&M training)
    · Off-grid PV business and delivery model
    · Innovative approach for implementing Off-grid solar PV
    · Green economy and the role of Off-grid solar PV systems
5. Policy, Planning and governance
    · Pathways for Sustainable Energy (focus on Solar PV electrification)
    · Local, National and International governance process development of Off-grid PV electrification
    · Social, cultural and policy issues for solar PV electrification
6. Evaluation and Impact assessment of solar PV project
    · Framework for identifying and measuring ‘ success’ and ‘failures’ of Off-grid Solar PV projects
    · Off-grid solar project and its impact on development
    · Environmental impact assessment of Off-grid solar PV project for remote area electrification
    · Users experience, feedback and acceptance

Paper submission
All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed before their acceptance for publication.
The deadline for manuscript submission is 31 May 2015.

Instruction for Authors

Hans Holtorf, Tania Urmee, Martina Calais, Trevor Pryor
AIMS Energy, 2015, 3(4): 679-698. doi: 10.3934/energy.2015.4.679
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R. H. Almeida, M. C. Brito
AIMS Energy, 2015, 3(3): 428-449. doi: 10.3934/energy.2015.3.428
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Aaron St. Leger
AIMS Energy, 2015, 3(3): 360-376. doi: 10.3934/energy.2015.3.360
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