Journal of Energy and Power Technology (JEPT) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is dedicated to providing a unique, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary platform for researchers, scientists and engineers in academia, research institutions, government agencies and industry. The journal is also of interest to technology developers, planners, policy makers and technical, economic and policy advisers to present their research results and findings.

Journal of Energy and Power Technology focuses on all aspects of energy and power. It publishes original research and review articles and also publishes Survey, Comments, Perspectives, Reviews, News & Views, Tutorial and Discussion Papers from experts in these fields to promote intuitive understanding of the state-of-the-art and technology trends. 

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Renewable energies (e.g. geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, tidal, wave, biomass) and grid connection impact
Energy harvesting devices
Energy storage
Hybrid/combined/integrated energy systems for multi-generation
Hydrogen energy 
Fuel cells
Nuclear energy
Energy economics and finance
Energy policy
Energy and environment
Energy conversion, conservation and management
Smart energy system

Power Generation - Conventional and Renewable
Power System Management
Power Transmission and Distribution
Smart Grid Technologies
Micro- and nano-energy systems and technologies
Power electronic
Biofuels and alternatives
High voltage and pulse power
Organic and inorganic photovoltaics
Batteries and supercapacitors

Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 4.3 weeks after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Open Access Technical Note

Spatio-Temporal Metocean Measurements for Offshore Wind Power

Received: 24 November 2020;  Published: 22 January 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101005

Abstract

This paper presents the case for the use of HF radar to provide wave, current and wind measurements and maps during the surveying, resource and impact assessment, construction, maintenance and performance assessment phases of an offshore fixed or floating wind farm or other marine renewable project. [...]

Open Access Project Report

SOFC Stack and System Modeling, Fault Diagnosis and Control

Received: 31 July 2020;  Published: 18 January 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101004

Abstract

This report is an account of research and development activities undertaken by the Centre for Process Systems Computations, Department of Chemical Engineering at Curtin University, Western Australia in the area of solid oxide fuel cells. The focus of work of the group included 1)effect of cell macro [...]

Open Access Original Research

Online State of Charge Prediction in Next Generation Vehicle Batteries Using Deep Recurrent Neural Networks and Continuous Model Size Control

Received: 31 July 2020;  Published: 12 January 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101003

Abstract

This investigation presents a data-driven Long-short Term Memory battery model for predicting State of Charge for lithium-ion batteries LiFePO4 for next-generation vehicle operations. Our modified algorithm builds and updates a model using multivariate inputs that include physical properties, voltag [...]

Open Access Editorial

Acknowlegement to Reviewers of Journal of Energy and Power Technology in 2020

Received: 07 January 2021;  Published: 07 January 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101002

Abstract

The editors of Journal of Energy and Power Technology would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following reviewers for assessing manuscripts in 2020. We greatly appreciate the contribution of expert reviewers, which is crucial to the journal's editorial p [...]

Open Access Original Research

Assessment of Cu(In, Ga)Se2 Solar Cells Degradation due to Water Ingress Effect on The CdS Buffer Layer

Received: 28 October 2020;  Published: 06 January 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101001

Abstract

The effect of water ingress on the surface of the buffer layer of a Cu(In, Ga)Se2 (CIGS) solar cell was studied. Such degradation can occur either during the fabrication process, if it involves a chemical bath as is often the case for CdS, or while the modules are in the field [...]

Open Access Review

Solar Thermal Energy Stills for Desalination: A Review of Designs, Operational Parameters and Material Advances

Received: 28 September 2020;  Published: 29 December 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2004018

Abstract

The demand for high-quality freshwater is increasing due to global population growth, intensifying agricultural practices and expanding industrial development. Additionally, many global regions have low levels of rainfall which makes them arid and incapable of supporting large human populations or a [...]

Open Access Research Article

Further Understanding of Uncertainties in the Impedance Spectrum of the Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell due to Inductive Effects and Oxygen Diffusion Time Constant

Received: 31 July 2020;  Published: 24 November 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2004017

Abstract

In this study, uncertainties during the assessment of the electrochemical impedance spectrum of the polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) attributed to inductive artefacts at high frequencies and inductive loops at low frequencies as well as oxygen diffusion time constant are discussed. A validated i [...]

Open Access Review

Research Requirements to Move the Bar forward Using Aqueous Formate Salts as H2 Carriers for Energy Storage Applications

Received: 01 September 2020;  Published: 23 November 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2004016

Abstract

In this perspective on hydrogen carriers, we focus on the needs for the development of robust active catalysts for the release of H2 from aqueous formate solutions, which are non-flammable, non-toxic, thermally stable, and readily available at large scales at reasonable cost. Formate salts can be st [...]

Open Access Research Article

Testing the Correlation between Prior Knowledge of - and Visualisation Guided WTPs for Reducing the Visual Impacts Visual from Offshore Wind Farms

Received: 28 April 2020;  Published: 12 August 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2003015

Abstract

Visual external costs are significant elements in the cost-benefit analysis of wind farm locations. This has been demonstrated well in the literature. However, in the assessment of the visual costs, a large share of the earlier studies used no or only simplistic visualizations of the visual impacts [...]

Open Access Research Article

Grid Integration of a Residential PV-based Hybrid Renewable Energy System Using High-Frequency Multi-winding Transformer

Received: 13 June 2020;  Published: 05 August 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2003014

Abstract

In this paper, a topology of a residential hybrid renewable energy system based on a high-frequency multi-winding transformer is introduced and analyzed. The system includes a PV and a wind-turbine as renewable energy sources, a battery as energy storage and their energies are integrated through a h [...]

Open Access Research Article

Sustainability Implications of Using Hydrogen as an Automotive Fuel in Western Australia

Received: 29 June 2020;  Published: 31 July 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2003013

Abstract

Hydrogen is regarded as a potential solution to address future energy demands and environmental protection challenges. This study assesses the triple bottom line (TBL) sustainability performance of hydrogen as an automotive fuel for Western Australia (WA) using a life cycle approach. Hydrogen is con [...]

Open Access Research Article

Seismic Imaging of Convective Geothermal Flow Systems to Increase Well Productivity

Received: 03 December 2019;  Published: 29 July 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2003012

Abstract

A core feature of convective geothermal resource production is wellbore energy flow Q ~ ρC x T x V. E.g., for wellbore fluid of volume heat capacity ρC ~ 4.3MJ/m3oC, temperature T ~ 230oC, and volumetric flow V ~ 50L/s, wellbore h [...]

Open Access Original Research

A Simplified Optimization Model for Sizing Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Received: 03 June 2020;  Published: 24 July 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2003011

Abstract

The fluctuations in the cost of energy coupled with the gradual decrease in natural resources (i.e., oil, natural gas, coal) and the environmental issues caused by the extensive use of fossil fuels, demand the urgent need for the development of advanced and clean energy systems. The European Union h [...]

Open Access Original Research

Computational Micromechanics for the Optimization of Compression Strength of Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Composites for Use in Wind Turbine Blades

Received: 15 April 2020;  Published: 09 June 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2002010

Abstract

As wind turbine blades grow longer, new design parameters gain additional importance such as blade weight, tip deflection and material cost. These parameters require designers to relook at carbon fiber as a potential design solution. However, the composite materials in wind turbine blades are subjec [...]

Open Access Review

Using Additives to Control the Decomposition Temperature of Sodium Borohydride

Received: 20 April 2020;  Published: 19 May 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2002009

Abstract

Hydrogen (H2) shows great promise as zero-carbon emission fuel, but there are several challenges to overcome in regards to storage and transportation to make it a more universal energy solution. Gaseous hydrogen requires high pressures and large volume tanks while storage of l [...]

Open Access Original Research

The Impact of Operating Conditions on the Performance of a CH4 Dry Reforming Membrane Reactor for H2 Production

Received: 25 March 2020;  Published: 14 May 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2002008

Abstract

Biogas is a promising resource for the production of H2 since it liberates energy by recycling waste, along with the reduction of CO2. In this paper, the biogas dry reforming membrane reactor is proposed to produce H2 for use in fu [...]

Open Access Original Research

Hierarchically-Structured Ti/TiO2 Electrode for Hydrogen Evolution Synthesized via 3D Printing and Anodization

Received: 09 April 2020;  Published: 09 May 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2002007

Abstract

Hierarchically-structured, electro-catalysts consisting of a titanium core with controlled macro-porosity and a thin titania surface-layer with controlled nano-porosity were synthesized via combination of additive manufacturing and in-situ anodization. The electrodes were tested for hydrogen evoluti [...]

Open Access Original Research

Assessment of Stability-Based Characterizations of North Carolina’s Offshore Wind Resource Using a Nested Boundary Layer Method

Received: 10 April 2020;  Published: 30 April 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2002006

Abstract

SODAR wind profiler measurements from a land-based site within 1000 m of the coastal ocean are compared with predicted wind profiles based on upwind conditions and a stability-based model. The thermally dynamic influence of the Gulf Stream near the site of measurement, Cape Hatteras, has [...]

Open Access Original Research

Storable Energy Production from Wind over Water

Received: 28 January 2020;  Published: 29 April 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2002005

Abstract

The current status of a project is described which aims to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of converting the vast wind energy available over the globe’s oceans and lakes into storable energy. To this end, autonomous high-performance sailing ships are equipped with hydrokinetic tur [...]

Open Access Original Research

Autonomous Hydrogen Production for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells PEMFC

Received: 04 March 2020;  Published: 28 April 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2002004

Abstract

This paper focuses on hydrogen production for green mobility applications (other applications are currently under investigation). Firstly, a brief state of the art of hydrogen generation by hydrolysis with magnesium is shown. The hydrolysis performance of Magnesium powder ball–milled along with diff [...]

Open Access Original Research

Water Photo-Oxidation Reaction on Clean and Doped Two-Dimensional Graphitic C2N

Received: 16 February 2020;  Published: 20 April 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2002003

Abstract

In the search for new efficient photo-catalysts for hydrogen production through water splitting, the main attention has been paid to tuning the band gap width and its position with respect to vacuum level. However, actual electro-catalytic activity for the water oxidation reaction on a catalyst surf [...]

Open Access Original Research

Zero-Emission Geothermal Power Generation: Experimental Study on Carbonate Mineralization through CO2-Andesitic Pyroclastic Rock Interaction at Oku-Aizu Geothermal Plant

Received: 27 November 2019;  Published: 12 February 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2001002

Abstract

In order to achieve advancement in zero-emission geothermal power generation for fixing the CO2 in the geothermal fluids to the carbonate minerals after binary power generation and reinjection of the fluid into the reservoir, batch-type experiments and geochemical [...]

Open Access Opinion

Electricity without Fuel

Received: 30 September 2019;  Published: 06 January 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2001001

Abstract

Most power plants produce electricity by converting a mechanical motion into alternating current (AC). Photovoltaic solar panels convert an electromagnetic flux of light into direct current (DC). In general, electric energy can be harvested from a flux in the environment or from a change of the envi [...]

Open Access Original Research

Experimental Vapor-Pressures and Derived Thermodynamic Properties of Geothermal Fluids from Baden-Baden Geothermal Field (Southeastern Germany)

Received: 24 September 2019;  Published: 24 December 2019;  doi: 10.21926/jept.1904006

Abstract

Background: In the present study, vapor-pressures of three geothermal fluids from Baden-Baden geothermal field (Kirchenstollen, Friedrichstollen, and Murquelle, southeastern region of Germany) were measured over the temperature range of 274–413 K. The combined expanded uncertainty of the temperature [...]

Open Access Research Article

Public Familiarity with Geothermal Energy on the North American West Coast

Received: 18 November 2019;  Published: 24 December 2019;  doi: 10.21926/jept.1904005

Abstract

The 2013 Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy signed by the Governors of Oregon, California, and Washington and the Premier of British Columbia, launched a broadly announced public commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through multiple strategies. Those strategies include the deve [...]

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Special issue “Hydrogen Energy: Sustainable Production, Storage and Utilisation” was postponed until August 31, 2020.

Special issue “Offshore Wind Farms” was postponed until October 31, 2020.

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