Green Energy and Sustainability

Special Issue

Selected Papers from the 12th National Conference of IHT

Manuscript Submission Deadline: September 30, 2021 Submit Now

Guest Editors
  • Thomas Kotsopoulos
    Thomas Kotsopoulos

    Associate Professor at Faculty of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

    Research Interests: energy saving in agricultural structures; bioenergy; biogas; waste management

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  • Georgios Martinopoulos
    Georgios Martinopoulos

    School of Science and Technology, University Center of International Programmes of Studies, International Hellenic University, Greece

    Research Interests: Solar Energy Conversion; Building Integrated RES; Energy Efficiency

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  • Giorgos Panaras
    Giorgos Panaras

    Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Western Macedonia, Greece

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The Institute of Solar Technology (IST) is a scientific and educational organisation, established in 1980 and located in Thessaloniki. The IST aims at encouraging research, development and exploitation of Renewable Energy Sources (RES), while establishing international collaborations, as well as proposing more efficient policies for the wider dissemination and implementation of RES.

Within its objectives, IST has already organised twelve successful National Conferences on Renewable Energy Sources; the latest one, in which this special issue is dedicated was organized on April 7th-9th, 2021, as a virtual event.

The Special Issue aims at highlighting the current research and implementation aspects, towards the broader dissemination of RES, including works applying experimental and simulation analysis.

More specifically, the thematic areas of interest are:

1. Solar, wind, hydraulic, geothermal, wave energy - Systems and applications.
2. Biomass, waste and garbage as energy sources.
3. Bioclimatic design and physics of buildings.
4. Energy saving and rational use of energy – nZEBs
5. Energy storage systems.
6. RES and environment.
7. Desalination, air-conditioning, H2 production using RES.
8. Energy smart grids.
9. General issues related to RES, such as energy and climate change, energy climatology, energy policy, energy potential, integration of RES in energy systems, education.

RES; energy systems; energy storage; energy production; energy saving; buildings; biomass; desalination; smart grids; environment

Manuscript Submission Information

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor been under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blinded peer-review process. A guide for manuscript submission is available at Submission Instrctions.

Prospective Papers

Title: Integration of solar-powered absorption chiller to improve the efficiency of commercial refrigeration cooling installation with CO2

Author: Evangelos Syngounas, Dimitrios Tsimpoukis, Charalampos Dalavouras, Stavros D. Anagnostatos, Michail Gr. Vrachopoulos

Title: Development of a simulation tool for the design of desalination systems with photovoltaics for crop irrigation

Author: Christos Spyridon Karavas, Dimitriou Evangelos, Dimitrios Manolakos, George Papadakis

Title: Analytical simulation model for the operation of Trombe wall with heat storage

Author: Catherine Baxevanou, Dimitris Feidaros, Aris Tsangrassoulis

Title: Evaluation of methods for determining the energy flexibility of buildings

Author: George Chantzis, Panagiota Antoniadou, Maria Symeonidou, Effrosyni Giama, Simeon Oxizidis, Dionysia Kolokotsa, Agis Papadopoulos

Title: Smart buildings for smart cities: investigation of Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI)

Author: Stella Athanasaki, Katerina Tsikaloudaki

Title: Agricultural uses in greenhouse type construction with integrated solar desalination system on the roof

Author: Anastasia Martzopoulou, Vasileios Firfiris, Thomas Kotsopoulos

Title: Optimization of multi energy systems for domestic hot water uses

Author: Vasileios Kilis, Nikolaos Ploskas, Gιorgos Panaras,

Title: The hybrid energy station of Sifnos. The development perspectives that open up through energy communities

Author: Dimitris Katsaprakakis, Eirini Dakanali, Giannis Gylis, Apostolos Dimopoulos

Title: From the building to the building stock: investigation of the transformations of the building stock of the city of Athens for its conversion into a city of neutral carbon

Author: Eleftheria Alexandri

Title: Simulation and analysis of three, solar assisted, ground source heat pump systems

Author: Georgios-Filippos Aspetakis, Nikolaos Andritsos

Title: Investigation of converting a Health Unit to almost Zero Energy Consumption

Author: Ageliki Pampouka, Argiro Dimoudi, Stamatis Zoras

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