Special Issue "Recent Advances in Photovoltaic Systems Operation and Maintenance (O&M)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: electrical machines and drives; photovoltaic systems; applications of superconductors for electric power systems
Interests: semiconductor materials; optoelectronic devices; photoemitters
We are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Energies on the subject of “Recent Advances in Photovoltaic Systems Operation and Maintenance (O&M)”. Energies is a recognized peer-reviewed open access journal published by MDPI, with a current Impact Factor of 2.707, being quartile Q1 in “Electrical and Electronics Engineering”. Our aim for this Special Issue is to present a collection of reviews and original research papers aimed at helping the solar and energy industry, investors, and researchers have access to the latest and innovative O&M strategies so as to maximise the operating life-time of the existing PV power plants, augmenting its annual revenue.
In this framework, we invite papers on case studies, analytical and simulation models, reviews, and innovative developments in topics that include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Monitoring and maintenance strategies for already existing PV power plants;
- New solar cell models and new types of instrumentation capable of introducing different functionalities and ways to monitor the performance of PV systems;
- Reliability evaluation of failures in PV systems;
- Machine learning algorithms capable of detecting and identifying anomalies in PV systems;
- Advances in performance modelling, analysis, and monitoring capable of bringing new insight over the degradation status of a PV system.
Prof. Paulo Jose Da Costa Branco
Prof. Dr. Carlos Alberto Ferreira Fernandes
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Reliability evaluation
- Smart operation strategy
- Photovoltaic power systems
- Electrical maintenance
- Failure analysis
- Monitorization and maintenance
- Root cause analysis of failures