The journal, Renewable Energy, seeks to promote and disseminate knowledge on the various topics and technologies of renewable energy systems and components. The journal aims to serve researchers, engineers, economists, manufacturers, NGOs, associations and societies to help them keep abreast of new developments in their specialist fields and to apply alternative energy solutions to current practices.

Renewable Energy is an international, multi-disciplinary journal in renewable energy engineering and research. The journal aims to be a leading peer-reviewed platform and an authoritative source of original research and reviews related to renewable energy.

Renewable Energy covers research in the following areas:

  • Biomass Conversion
  • Photovoltaic Technology Conversion
  • Solar Thermal Applications
  • Wind Energy Technology
  • Desalination
  • Solar and Low Energy Architecture
  • Climatology and Meteorology
  • Geothermal Technology
  • Wave, Tide and Ocean Thermal Energies
  • Hydro Power
  • Hydrogen Production Technology and Fuel Cells
  • Socio-economic and Policy Issues

The journal also welcomes papers on other related topics provided that such topics are within the context of the broader multi-disciplinary scope of Renewable Energy. It should be noted, however, that papers are within scope only if they are concerned with power generation and that the power is generated in a renewable or sustainable way. For instance, a paper concerning development and characterisation of a material for use in a renewable energy system, without any measure of the energy that this new material will convert, would be out of scope.

Renewable Energy accepts original research papers and review papers (the latter by invitation of the Editor-in-Chief only). Interested authors of review papers need to send the outline of the review together with a short CV of the main author/s to the Editor-in-Chief before submission of the paper.

Editorial board


  • Soteris Kalogirou
    Cyprus University of Technology, Lemesos, Cyprus

Editorial Assistant

  • Gregoris Panayiotou
    Cyprus University of Technology, Lemesos, Cyprus

Associate Editors


  • Robert O. Dunn
    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Peoria, Illinois, USA


  • Viorel Badescu
    Politehnica University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Solid Biomass and Thermodynamics

  • Sotirios Karellas
    National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Zografou, Greece


  • John K. Kaldellis
    Technological Education Institute of Piraeus, Egaleo, Greece

Wind and PV Systems – Control and Grid Integration

  • Ghanim Putrus
    Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK

Energy Storage and Geothermal Systems

  • Luisa F. Cabeza
    Universitat de Lleida, Lleida, Spain

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen

  • Gary Leeke
    University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, UK

Hydro Systems

  • Wang Zhengwei
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Ocean Energy

  • Young-Ho Lee
    Korea Maritime and Ocean University (KMOU), Busan, The Republic of Korea


  • Emilia Kondili
    University of West Attica, Aegaleo, Greece

Wind Systems

  • Mingming Zhang
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China

Executive Editorial Board Members

  • Panagiotis Tsiakaras
    University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece

Editorial Board Members


  • Federico Battista
    University of Verona, Verona, Italy
  • Chin Kui Cheng
    Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Pahang, Malaysia
  • Raf Dewil
    KU Leuven, Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium
  • Xiaobo Liu
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Haijia Su
    Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China
  • Christoph Wieland
    Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
  • Shang-Shyng Yang
    University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Nankang, Taiwan


  • Vassilios Belessiotis
    National Centre for Scientific Research (NCSR) "Demokritos", Agia Paraskevi, Greece
  • V.G. Gude
    Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, USA
  • E. Mathioulakis
    National Centre for Scientific Research (NCSR) "Demokritos", Agia Paraskevi, Greece

Energy Meteorology

  • Carlos F.M. Coimbra
    University of California at San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, California, USA
  • Ian Grant
    Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Harry Kambezidis
    National Observatory of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • Philippe Lauret
    Université de La Réunion, Saint-Denis, France
  • Silas Michaelides
    The Cyprus Institute, Aglantzia, Nicosia, Cyprus


  • Malek Bouazza
    Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • Darius Mottaghy
    Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen), Jülich, Germany
  • Ulrich Schmidtchen
    German Hydrogen Association (DMV), Berlin, Germany
  • Umran Serpen
    Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

  • Derek Northwood
    University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Shudong Wang
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Dalian, China


  • Arindam Banerjee
    Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Petra Amparo López-Jiménez
    Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain

Low Energy Architecture and Building

  • Mahroo Eftekhari
    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, UK
  • Manuel Correia Guedes
    Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Neveen Hamza
    Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
  • Dionysia (Denia) Kolokotsa
    Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece
  • Runming Yao
    University of Reading, Reading, UK<br />Chongqing University, Chongqing, China

Ocean Energy Systems

  • Kyoung Kwan Ahn
    University of Ulsan, Ulsan, The Republic of Korea
  • Torgeir Moan
    Norwegian University of Science & Technology NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  • Simon P. Neill
    Bangor University, Menai Bridge, Wales, UK
  • Wanan Sheng
    SW Mare Marine Technology and Consultation
  • Peter Kenneth Stansby
    University of Manchester, Manchester, England, UK
  • Diego Vicinanza
    Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Aversa (CE), Italy
  • Zhaoqing Yang
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Seattle, Washington, USA


  • Giorgio Graditi
    ENEA, Italy
  • Rolf Hanitsch
    Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Berlin, Germany
  • Eftichios Koutroulis
    Technical University of Crete, Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Adel Mellit
    University of Jijel, Jijel, Algeria
  • Francesco Morabito
    Università degli Studi Mediterranea, Via Grazielle, Italy
  • Nils Reich
    Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (ISE), Freiburg, Germany


  • Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes
    BBE German Renewable Energy Federation, Berlin, Germany
  • Lado Kurdgelashvili
    University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA
  • Henrik Lund
    Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
  • Angeliki Menegaki
    Organismos Georgikon Asfaliseon, Komotini, Greece<br />Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece

Solar Thermal Systems

  • Xudong Zhao
    University of Hull, Hull, UK

Thermal Technology

  • Giorgio Besagni
    Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE S.p.A., Milan, Italy
  • Annamaria Buonomano
    University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
  • Christian Cristofari
    SPE University of Corsica, Ajaccio, France
  • Klaus Gottschalk
    Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB), Potsdam, Germany
  • Afif Hasan
    Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
  • Brian Norton
    Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
  • Notton Gilles
    SPE University of Corsica, Ajaccio, France
  • Mervyn Smyth
    Ulster University, Belfast, UK
  • Manolis Souliotis
    University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece
  • Aggelos Zacharopoulos
    Ulster University, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK

Wind Energy

  • Morten Blarke
    Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
  • Aoife M. Foley
    Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
  • David (Zhiwei) Gao
    University of Northumbria, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK
  • Carlos Labriola
    National University of Comahue, Comahue, Argentina
  • David Lindley
    Woodfield House, Beaconsfield, Bucks, UK
  • Hua Ouyang
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • Athanasios Sfetsos
    National Centre for Scientific Research (NCSR) "Demokritos", Agia Paraskevi, Greece

Founding Editor

  • A.A.M. Sayigh
    World Renewable Energy Network, Brighton, UK