Special Issue "Remote Sensing for Smart Renewable Cities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.
Interests: sustainable development; renewable energy; environmental research; earth observation; atmospheric impacts on solar irradiance and human health
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As cities around the world strive to become smart, renewable solar and wind power can play a crucial role in helping them provide reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible energy and hence, reducing climate change and air pollution. A smart renewable city is characterized by efficient and sustainable planning and management of its renewable energy resources for economic growth and overall citizens’ quality of life. New technological options such as photovoltaics (PV), wind turbines, passive buildings, bio-methane injection into grids, small-scale combined heat and power with storage and PV-driven heat pumps alter common strategies to supply larger settlements. Especially, rooftop PV systems are able to directly produce electricity and add value to urban roofs, reducing also the heat island effect.
This Special Issue will highlight modern remote sensing and modeling approaches that are able to assess urban renewable solutions adaptability, in terms of optimum and viable ways for shifting from current cities to smart renewable cities. Therefore, there is a need for remote sensing tools for urban energy decision-makers, distribution and smart grid system operators, solar and wind energy use and trading. These tools and supporting solutions are meant to provide urban-scale remote sensing and modeling renewable energy management and planning in terms of continuous monitoring and forecasting the spatiotemporal variability of energy production and consumption. We invite you to submit articles on the following topics:
- Roof-top PV installations
- Complex shadowing effects
- Energy management systems
- Energy planning and mapping
- Smart grids in renewable cities
- Building and urban aerodynamics
- Atmospheric and meteorological effects
- Penetration of renewables in urban scale
- Remote sensing energy data and solutions
Dr. Panagiotis Kosmopoulos
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Smart grids
- Solar radiation
- Renewable energy
- Urban environment
- Electricity production
- Roof-top photovoltaic