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), Nat. Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, Illinois, United States


  • Viorel Badescu
    Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania

Solid Biomass and Thermodynamics

  • Sotirios Karellas
    National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Lab. of Steam Boilers and Thermal Plants, Zografou, Greece


  • John K. Kaldellis
    Technological Education Institute of Piraeus, Lab of Soft Energy Applications & Environmental Protection, Egaleo, Greece

Wind and PV Systems – Control and Grid Integration

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

Subject Editors


  • Lise Appels
    KU Leuven, Department of Chemical Engineering, Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium

Energy Storage and Geothermal Systems

  • Luisa F. Cabeza
    University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen

  • Gary Leeke
    University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Hydro Systems

  • Wang Zhengwei
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

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

  • Gilles Notton

Wind Systems

  • Mingming Zhang
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, 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), Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Raf Dewil
    KU Leuven, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium
  • Xiaobo Liu
    University of Hong Kong School of Biological Sciences, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Haijia Su
    Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China
  • Christoph Wieland
    Technical University of Munich, Munchen, Germany
  • Shang-Shyng Yang
    University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Dept. of Food Science, Nankang, Taiwan


  • Vassilios Belessiotis
    National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos" (NCSR "Demokritos"), Inst. of Nuclear Technology and Radiation Protection, Agia Paraskevi, Greece
  • V.G. Gude
    Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States
  • E. Mathioulakis
    National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos" (NCSR "Demokritos"), Inst. of Nuclear Technology and Radiation Protection, Agia Paraskevi, Greece

Energy Meteorology

  • Ian Grant
    Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia
  • Harry Kambezidis
    National Observatory of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • Philippe Lauret
    Université de La Réunion, Lab. de Physique et Ingénierie Mathématique pour l’Energie, l’environnemeNt et le bâtimenT, Saint-Denis, France
  • Silas Michaelides
    The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus


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

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

  • Derek Northwood
    University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Shudong Wang
    Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Dalian, China


  • Arindam Banerjee
    Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 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
  • 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
  • Peter Kenneth Stansby
    The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Diego Vicinanza
    Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile Design Edilizia e Ambiente, Aversa (CE), Italy
  • Zhaoqing Yang
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Marine Sciences Laboratory, Seattle, 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
    Università degli Studi Mediterranea, Fac. of Engineering - DIMET, Via Grazielle, Italy
  • Nils Reich
    Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), Freiburg, Germany


  • Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes
    BBE 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

Solar Thermal Systems

  • Xudong Zhao
    University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom

Thermal Technology

  • Giorgio Besagni
    Energy System Research, Milano, Italy
  • Annamaria Buonomano
    University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
  • Christian Cristofari
    SPE University of Corsica, Renewable Energy, Ajaccio, 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
    Ulster University, School of The Built Environment and Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Manolis Souliotis
    University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece
  • Aggelos Zacharopoulos
    University of Ulster, Coleraine, United Kingdom

Wind Energy

  • Morten Blarke
    Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
  • 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 Comahue, Comahue, Argentina
  • David Lindley
    Woodfield House, Farm Lane, Beaconsfield, Bucks, United Kingdom
  • Hua Ouyang
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Fahua Campus, Shanghai, China
  • Athanasios Sfetsos
    National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos" (NCSR "Demokritos"), Inst. of Nuclear Technology and Radiation Protection, Agia Paraskevi, Greece

Founding Editor

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