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Call for papers: Green Energy and Smart Systems

New Content ItemBMC Energy welcomes submissions to the Thematic Series on “Green Energy and Smart Systems”

Green energy comes from natural resources such as sunlight, rain, wind, algae, plants and geothermal heat, these energy resources are renewable and they are naturally replenished. It utilizes energy resources that readily available around the world including remote and rural areas that do not otherwise have access to electricity. Reducing the carbon emission increases the green energy and lifestyle. Fossil fuel which is said to be one of the major contributors to carbons emitting substance is a non-renewable source of fuel. Green Energy includes solar power, wind power, hydropower, geothermal energy, biomass, and biofuel.  An alternative or a renewable energy source has very minor impact on environment, which reduces pollutants and reduces the greenhouse gases contributing to climate change. Furthermore the green energy technologies such as wind energy, solar energy and other green energy sources can be replaced in the places of gas, oil, coal for creating a green and clean emission free environment for the future.

The smart system has different technological systems that can sense, acute and control according to the specific situations. A smart energy system is always necessary for a smart environment because only an integrated green smart energy grid system can be an alternative solution from all the traditional methods. A smart energy system can give a sustainable supply of energy by balancing between the real demand and supply process. Since implementing green energy is mainly depended on the renewable energy system, creating a balance between the energy sources can be a difficult problem. In order to overcome these smart energy-based issues new energy generating, storing, distributing, and monitoring technologies should be identified so that the smart system has a balanced energy supply by meeting the demand. A smart energy solution has the significant potential to decarbonise and reduce the environmental risks by increasing the economy creating new opportunities in our smart system.

This special issue on “Green energy and a Smart System” will serve as an innovative and interesting platform for identify of solutions, modeling, and integration of smart energy generation and storage system.

Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

  • Importance of implementing smart system using alternative and renewable energy;
  • Design and implementation of smart home energy management system using green energy;
  • A holistic approach in integrating green energy into smart cities;
  • Need of green energy in the future advancements of smart system;
  • Application of solar and wind energy for smart home energy monitoring system;
  • Recent advances in green energy for smart system;
  • Efficient energy consumption system using renewable energy;
  • Future aspects of using renewable energy in smart home system;
  • Role of green technologies in building a smart energy system.

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for BMC Energy. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the BMC Energy submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate special issue in the drop-down menu upon submission. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Lead Guest Editor:

Prof. Dr. Carl Beierkuhnlein, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Guest Editors:

Prof. Dr. Hayley J. Fowler, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Paul L. G. Vlek, University of Bonn, Germany

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient;
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article;
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage;
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed.

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