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Renewable Energy Focus

  • ISSN: 1755-0084

Next planned ship date: June 13, 2024

  • Impact factor: 4.8

Renewable Energy is no longer a niche sector of novel technologies, and we have now implemented renewable energy to a scale where it is expected to triple capacity globally power… Read more

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Renewable Energy is no longer a niche sector of novel technologies, and we have now implemented renewable energy to a scale where it is expected to triple capacity globally power by 2030 and increase more than 10x by 2050. This integration has had a significant impact on conventional energy infrastructure, creating a new grand challenge that the energy sector needs to address:

How should energy infrastructure and markets evolve as the grid becomes more decarbonised and decentralised, and as greater digitisation comes to the fore;

And with this challenge in mind, what pathways (and their associated requirements) will enable renewable energy technologies to co-exist with other assets in a rapidly-decarbonising energy system?

Renewable Energy Focus Journal aims to be a focal point for exploring where these complex forces of decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitisation intersect with the scale up of renewable energy, its related technologies, and market developments.

We serve multiple stakeholders, including:

Academics and researchers;


Economists and the Finance community;

Technology Manufacturers and companies developing renewable energy solutions;

Those with a keen interest in the scale up of renewable energy, such as NGOs, Associations, Governments and Societies.

We accept Original Research and Review Papers, Case Studies, as well as Forum Papers - best practice in financial, policy, and regulatory affairs as it pertains to renewable energy development (see our Guide for Authors for a full list of article types we accept). All Research is subject to rigorous full peer review.

We also encourage authors wherever possible to publish their data with us, either through supplementary material; on Elsevier's Mendeley platform; or by publishing a data article in Elsevier's Data in Brief Journal (which can then be linked to your article on Renewable Energy Focus). More details can be found in our Guide for Authors.

Renewable Energy Focus seeks to deliver high-value insights across the energy value chain through integrative, comprehensive, and leading-edge research - covering high impact innovations in renewable energy systems integration; modelling and analysis; policy; and business innovations. At the technology level we publish fundamental and applied research (and insights) on commercially-feasible renewable energy technology development across all vertical technology sectors.

To help you decide if your paper is in scope, here is a (non-exhaustive) list of some examples of subjects that we would cover: Please remember that regardless of the overarching theme of your Research, papers should focus in some way on aspects of renewable energy or its integration. Some examples include:

Decentralisation and its impact on decarbonising the grid: This could relate to the integration of different technology profiles, storage technologies, and the ability to deploy energy effectively within different frameworks.

How should the grid evolve to manage a complex interaction of different energy technology profiles reliably and economically, both in the developed and developing world?

The role of Digitisation and advanced IT technology to manage, decarbonise, co-ordinate and optimise the grid (and assets associated with it).

How will market forces need to adapt to facilitate an energy transition (for example with regard to Social and consumer attitudes and behaviour; supply and demand; and the economics of integrating different technology profiles).

How do the Power markets need to evolve to encourage continued investment in a broad and diverse range of technology profiles and energy systems - many of which have conflicting grid requirements, performance and outputs.

What do we need to do to make the electrification of transport possible?

This journal welcomes contributions that support and advance the UN's sustainable development goals, in particular SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy) and SDG 13 (Climate Action)