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Main Topics (but not limited to)

  1. Renewable energies – Solar and Wind
  2. Papers should deal with energy performance studies, technical and technological aspects, new concepts for increased performance and for design criteria of solar PV, solar thermal, concentrated solar power systems and wind generators.

  3. Renewable energies – Biomass, Hydro and Geothermal
  4. Papers should deal with energy performance studies, technical and technological aspects, new concepts, new components for systems using biomass as fuel and biomass energy conversion processes, for power plants using geothermal energy and for large and small scale hydro power.

  5. Renewable energies – Ocean, energy harvesting, new concepts
  6. Papers should address renewable energy technologies other than those listed is tracks 1 and 2, as for example, but not limited to, ocean thermal energy conversion, tidal, wave, sea currents, energy harvesting of different physical phenomena, and any other concept and innovative ideas.

  7. Hybrid generation – Renewable + Renewable
  8. Papers should discuss hybrid systems integrating two or more different renewable energy systems, in order to improve the matching between supply and demand.

  9. Hybrid generation – Renewable + Fossil
  10. Papers should discuss hybrid systems integrating fossil fired and one or more renewable energy systems, in order to improve the matching between supply and demand and the resilience of energy supply

  11. Flexibility of Power plants (new technologies for making FF based plant more flexible)
  12. Papers should be focused on increasing the operational range of fossil fired power plants to better match the variability of renewable power generation. Issues of control systems for advanced power generation are welcome.

  13. Power to gas and power to fuel
  14. Papers should address technologies for converting electric power into gaseous fuels such as hydrogen and for further conversion into other liquid and gaseous fuels such as, for example, methane, methanol, ammonia, Fischer-Tropsch liquids.

  15. Power to heat (heat pumps, high temperature heat pumps, conversion of power from renewables to thermal energy)
  16. Papers should address technologies for converting electric power into heat and cooling power in order to improve the flexibility of renewable power generation and to manage the electric and heat loads of grids (district heating and cooling) and industrial and residential users.

  17. Thermal energy storage
  18. Papers should address thermal energy storage technologies such as PCM, solid state materials, thermocline systems to improve design, performance, capacity to control heat/cooling storage and heat/cooling power extraction.

  19. Power to X to Power (batteries, flywheels, Carnot batteries, CAES, LAES, …)
  20. Papers should address from a system point of view the storage of energy and the subsequent utilization of stored heat, electricity or fuel. Systems only addressing power to X processes and technologies should be submitted to tracks 7 and 8. Paper addressing X to power technologies and processes should be submitted to other tracks.

  21. Integration of energy grids and Smart grids
  22. Papers should address the possible transfer of power and energy between different energy and utility grids such as: electric, district heating and cooling, mobility, power and fuel transportation. Paper could also address the topic of smart grids from all different points of view including technologies for making grids smarter, for improving the supply and demand side management.

  23. Hydrogen and fuel cell
  24. Papers should address technological and system modeling and experimental activities concerning hydrogen production and utilization and fuel cell of different types and applications.

  25. Sustainable mobility
  26. Papers should discuss technologies and applications for smart mobility mainly using renewable energy supply (smart and innovative chargers and batteries for personal and mass mobility) and/or systems using renewable fuels such as biomethane, LNG from biomethane, renewable gaseous and liquid fuels and biofuels.

  27. Social, economic and policy issues
  28. Papers should include scenario analysis of energy supply and demand in grids with large penetration of intermittent and programmable renewable energy systems. Economics of future renewable energy mixes is a topic of great interest in this track as well as regulatory and policy issues which allow significant deployments of new renewable capacity. Social studies about supply and demand side management and acceptability of new systems are welcome.

  29. Renewable energy in buildings
  30. Papers are welcome about the integration of renewable energy technologies in buildings aimed at increasing the renewable generation share for residential, tertiary and industrial users. Especially welcome are papers describing test cases and examples of application of power and heat/cooling and power plants using renewable energy in buildings.


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