Guest Editorial: Electric Machines in Renewable Energy Applications

Eduard Muljadi, Dionysios Aliprantis, Mohamed El-Sharkawi, Ian Brown, Akira Chiba, David Dorrell, Istvan Erlich, Isidor Kerszenbaum, Emil Levi, Kevin Mayor, Osama Mohammed, Stavros Papathanassiou, Mircea Popescu, Wei Qiao, Dezheng Wu

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The main objective of this special issue is to collect and disseminate publications that highlight recent advances and breakthroughs in the area of renewable energy resources. The use of these resources for production of electricity is increasing rapidly worldwide. As of 2015, a majority of countries have set renewable electricity targets in the 10%-40% range to be achieved by 2020-2030, with a few notable exceptions aiming for 100% generation by renewables. We are experiencing a truly unprecedented transition away from fossil fuels, driven by environmental, energy security, and socio-economic factors.Electric machines can be found in a wide range of renewable energy applications, such as wind turbines, hydropower and hydrokinetic systems, flywheel energy storage devices, and low-power energy harvesting systems. Hence, the design of reliable, efficient, cost-effective, and controllable electric machines is crucial in enabling even higher penetrations of renewable energy systems in the smart grid of the future. In addition, power electronic converter design and control is critical, as they provide essential controllability, flexibility, grid interface, and integration functions.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1609-1610
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2015

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5D00-66341


  • electricity supply industry
  • fossil fuels
  • hydroelectric power generation
  • renewable energy sources
  • smart grids
  • wind power generation


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