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.

JEPT 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

Free Publication in 2019

Special Issue

New Technologies and Techniques to Increase PV Penetration in Power Systems

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2019 (Open)        Submit Now

Guest Editor

Taha Selim Ustun, PhD
Head, Power System Automation and Cybersecurity Lab, Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, Fukushima, Japan
Email: [email protected]
Research Interests: power systems protection, communication in power networks, distributed generation, microgrids, smartgrids, and renewable energy

About This Topic

Photovoltaic (PV) generation holds a special place among renewable energy technologies. PV systems can be implemented from micro-to-macro scale. It can be the only power generation source of a poor house or a multi-megawatt power plant in the desert. Recent developments in material science have, dramatically, increased the efficiency of PV systems. At the same time, costs have plummeted continuously. All these developments made PV systems very popular due to several technical, economical, and environmental benefits.

The successful implementation of PV systems, be it stand-alone or grid-connected, relies on several factors. Potential estimation, correct sizing, power electronics, energy conversion, grid stability, dynamic interactions, power quality, power system stability, public policy, investment, and incentives are all different parts of the puzzle for a smooth PV systems operation. This exciting research field includes fields such as data analysis, public policy, power electronics, power systems modeling, and analysis. In addition, recent advances in communication and control extended to PV systems to enable standardized communication and different optimization control techniques such as fuzzy logic or neural networks.

In short, PV systems hold a key position in renewable energy field. There are research questions that belong to a wide variety of engineering branches. This Special Issue solicits papers that relate to the successful planning, investment, application, and operation of PV systems. This Special Issue focuses on the following topics (including but not limited to the following):

  • PV materials, including new and further developed solutions, modeling, and simulations;
  • PV cells and modules;
  • Power electronics devices (inverters, controllers, etc.);
  • PV solutions for off-grid and grid-connected operation;
  • Novel optimization and control techniques (fuzzy logic, neural networks, particle swarm optimization, ant colonies, and the like);
  • Studies for solar potential estimation and PV sizing;
  • Modeling, simulation, and stability analysis of PV systems;
  • Schemes for increased PV penetration (e.g., coordination with EVs, or storage);
  • New controller designs, e.g., virtual synchronous generator, grid-forming inverters, smart inverters;
  • Performance analysis of PV panels;
  • Economic analysis for PV systems;
  • Renewable energy policy and incentive studies for increased PV penetration.


Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. Guidelines for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts are available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Energy and Power Technology is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by LIDSEN. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.


PV materials; PV cells and modules; PV generation; Power electronics devices; Novel optimization and control techniques; Modeling, simulation, and stability analysis of PV systems; Increased PV penetration; Economic analysis; Renewable energy policy; Incentive studies