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
    USDA-ARS National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, Illinois, United States
  • Gilles Notton


  • Viorel Badescu
    Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania

Solid Biomass and Thermodynamics

  • Sotirios Karellas
    National Technical University Of Athens Laboratory of Steam Boilers and Thermal Plants, Zografou, Greece

Wind and PV Systems – Control and Grid Integration

  • Ghanim Putrus
    Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Wind Systems

  • Mingming Zhang
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Subject Editors


  • Lise Appels
    KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Nidia Caetano
    Polytechnic Institute of Porto School of Engineering, Porto, Portugal
  • Veera Gnaneswar Gude
    Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States


  • Petra Amparo López-Jiménez
    Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Hydro Systems

  • Wang Zhengwei
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Low Energy Architecture and Buildings

  • Yupeng (Jack) Wu
    University of Nottingham Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Ocean Energy

  • Young-Ho Lee
    Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Busan, Korea, Republic of


  • Emilia Kondili
    University of West Attica, Aegaleo, Greece

Solar Thermal Systems


  • John K. Kaldellis
    University of West Attica Soft Energy Applications and Environmental Protection Laboratory, Egaleo, Greece

Reviews Editor

  • Yupeng (Jack) Wu
    University of Nottingham Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Arindam Banerjee
    Lehigh University, Bethlehem, United States

Executive Editorial Board Members

  • Panagiotis Tsiakaras
    University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece

Editorial Board Members


  • Federico Battista
    University of Verona, Verona, Italy
  • Chin Kui Cheng
    University Malaysia Pahang Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, Kuantan, Malaysia
  • Raf Dewil
    KU Leuven Science and Technology Group Department of Chemical Engineering, Heverlee, Belgium
  • Xiaobo Liu
    Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, China
  • Haijia Su
    Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
  • Christoph Wieland
    Technical University of Munich, Munchen, Germany
  • Shang-Shyng Yang
    China University of Science and Technology Department of Food Science, Taipei, Taiwan


  • Vassilios Belessiotis
    Nuclear Technology & Radiation Protection, Athens, Greece
  • Veera Gnaneswar Gude
    Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States
  • E. Mathioulakis
    Nuclear Technology & Radiation Protection, Athens, Greece

Energy Meteorology

  • Ian Grant
    Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia
  • Harry Kambezidis
    National Observatory of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • Philippe Lauret
    Reunion University Laboratory for Physics and Engineering Mathematics for Energy and Environment and Construction, Saint-Denis, France
  • Silas Michaelides
    The Cyprus Institute, Lefkosia, Cyprus


  • Abdelmalek Bouazza
    Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • Darius Mottaghy
    FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences Faculty of Energy Technology, Jülich, Germany
  • Ulrich Schmidtchen
    German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, Berlin, Germany
  • Umran Serpen
    Istanbul Technical University, İstanbul, Turkey

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

  • Blaž Likozar
    National Institute of Chemistry, Department of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Benedetto Nastasi
    University of Rome La Sapienza Department of Planning Design and Architectural Technology, Roma, Italy
  • Derek Northwood
    University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Shudong Wang
    State Power Investment Corporation Ltd, Beijing, China


  • Petra Amparo López-Jiménez
    Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Low Energy Architecture and Building

  • Mahroo Eftekhari
    Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
  • Manuel Correia Guedes
    University of Lisbon Higher Technical Institute, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Neveen Hamza
    Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Dionysia (Denia) Kolokotsa
    Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece
  • Runming Yao
    University of Reading, Reading, UK; Chongqing University, Chongqing, China

Ocean Energy Systems

  • Kyoung Kwan Ahn
    University of Ulsan, Ulsan, Korea, Republic of
  • Reza Hamidi
    Arkansas Technical University, Russellville, Arkansas, United States
  • Torgeir Moan
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  • Simon P. Neill
    Bangor University School of Ocean Sciences, Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
  • Wanan Sheng
    SW Mare Marine Technology and Consultation, Cork, Ireland
  • Peter Kenneth Stansby
    The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Diego Vicinanza
    University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli Department of Civil Engineering Construction and Environment, Aversa, Italy
  • Zhaoqing Yang
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Marine Sciences Laboratory, Sequim, Washington, United States


  • Giorgio Graditi
    ENEA National Agency for New Technologies Energy and Economic Sustainable Development, Roma, Italy
  • Rolf Hanitsch
    Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Eftichios Koutroulis
    Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece
  • Adel Mellit
    Jijel University, Jijel, Algeria
  • Francesco Morabito
    University of Reggio Calabria Civil Energy Environmental and Materials Engineering, Reggio Calabria, Italy
  • Nils Reich
    Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Freiburg, Germany


  • Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes
    German Renewable Energy Federation, Berlin, Germany
  • Lado Kurdgelashvili
    University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States
  • Henrik Lund
    Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
  • Angeliki Menegaki
    Greek Agriculture Social Security, Komotini, Greece; Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece

Renewables in buildings

  • Alibakhsh Kasaeian
    University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Ursula Eicker
    University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Yanping Yuan
    Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China

Solar Thermal Systems

  • Omid Mahian
    Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China
  • Adolfo Palombo
    University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Italy
  • Camelia STANCIU
    Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
  • Xudong Zhao
    University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom

Thermal Technology

  • Giorgio Besagni
    Ricerca Sul Sistema Energetico, Power System Development Department, Milan, Italy
  • Annamaria Buonomano
    University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Italy
  • Christian Cristofari
    Environmental Sciences, Corte, France
  • Klaus Gottschalk
    Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, Potsdam, Germany
  • Afif Hasan
    Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
  • Brian Norton
    Technological University Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Mervyn Smyth
    University of Ulster School of the Built Environment, Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
  • Manolis Souliotis
    Panepistemio Dytikes Makedonias, Kozani, Greece
  • Aggelos Zacharopoulos
    Ulster University, Coleraine, United Kingdom

Wind Energy

  • Morten Blarke
    Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
  • Byungik Chang
    University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Aoife M. Foley
    Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
  • David (Zhiwei) Gao
    Northumbria University Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Carlos Labriola
    National University of the Comahue, Neuquen, Argentina
  • David Lindley
    Woodfield House, Farm Lane, Beaconsfield, Bucks, United Kingdom
  • Hua Ouyang
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • Athanasios Sfetsos
    Nuclear Technology & Radiation Protection, Athens, Greece

Founding Editor

  • A.A.M. Sayigh
    World Renewable Energy Congress Network, Brighton, United Kingdom