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Applications of Renewable Energy Technologies for Water-related Purposes



Renewable energy has advantages over the main source of energies currently used for different purposes, fossil fuels. These advantages include low emissions of greenhouse gases and their availability in future. In this regard, utilization of renewable energies has attracted attention in recent decades for variety of energy related purposes. Applications for renewable energies can be developed for water-related purposes such as pumping, heating and desalination. For instance, required power for water pumping can be supplied by different renewable energy technologies like solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, wind turbines etc. Aside from power generation for pumping, the provided electricity can be used for supplying the desalination units consuming electricity, e.g. reverse osmosis desalination plant.

In addition to the use of generated power by use of renewable energies, it is possible to directly use renewable energies for water-related applications. For instance, thermal content of solar beams can be used for heating water and increase its temperature. Furthermore, solar thermal desalination has been introduced in which thermal energy of solar beams are used for vaporization of saline water and separation of salt from it that would lead to provision of desalinated water. Aside from the conventional renewable energy technologies, it is possible to use more than one technology, e.g. solar and wind, to improve their reliability and performance. These systems are known as hybrid energy systems that are applicable for different energy-related purposes. In this condition, it is possible to use the outputs of the system for more than one purpose, for example, desalination and heating.

Performance of the renewable energy systems applicable for water-related purposes is dependent on several factors, namely operating condition, characteristics of the applied technology, specification of the supplied water, weather condition etc. In this regard, it is necessary to develop studies on these systems to get deeper insight into their feasibility and find the potentials for improvement of their performance. This Special Issue focuses on the applications of renewable energy technologies for water-related purposes. Experimental, numerical and analytical studies in both original and review formats are welcomed to be submitted to this issue.

We are pleased to invite you to submit a manuscript to Water Science & Technology for peer review and possible publication in a Special Issue entitled “Applications of Renewable Energy Technologies for Water-related Purposes”.


Relevant topics include:

  • Renewable energy power generation for water pumping and desalination.
  • Solar thermal systems for water desalination and heating.
  • Novel approaches for modeling and simulations of renewable energy systems usable for water-related energy consumption.
  • Performance improvement of renewable energy systems applicable for water-related purposes.
  • New configurations of renewable energy technologies with applicability for water-related energy systems.
  • Optimization of renewable energy systems.
  • Novel hybrid energy systems applicable for water pumping, heating and desalination.


Key dates:

Deadline for manuscript submission: July 25th 2024

Expected publication: Articles will be published online as soon as possible after acceptance.


Guest Editors:

Prof. Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi, Shahrood University of Technology, Iran

Prof. Ravinder Kumar, Lovely Professional University, India

Prof. Hafiz Muhammad Ali, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia


How to submit:

Please make sure that your paper follows the Instructions to Authors of the journal, before submitting your paper directly to Water Science & Technology’s peer review system. Then choose the article type – ‘Special Issue Article OA’ and the submission category – Special Issue: Renewable Energy for Water. This will send your paper to one of the Guest Editors.

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