Journal of Energy and Power Technology (JEPT) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is dedicated to providing a unique, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary platform for researchers, scientists and engineers in academia, research institutions, government agencies and industry. The journal is also of interest to technology developers, planners, policy makers and technical, economic and policy advisers to present their research results and findings.

Journal of Energy and Power Technology focuses on all aspects of energy and power. It publishes not only original research and review articles, but also various other types of articles from experts in these fields, such as Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, and more, to promote intuitive understanding of the state-of-the-art and technology trends.

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Renewable energies (e.g. geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, tidal, wave, biomass) and grid connection impact
Energy harvesting devices
Energy storage
Hybrid/combined/integrated energy systems for multi-generation
Hydrogen energy 
Fuel cells
Nuclear energy
Energy economics and finance
Energy policy
Energy and environment
Energy conversion, conservation and management
Smart energy system

Power Generation - Conventional and Renewable
Power System Management
Power Transmission and Distribution
Smart Grid Technologies
Micro- and nano-energy systems and technologies
Power electronic
Biofuels and alternatives
High voltage and pulse power
Organic and inorganic photovoltaics
Batteries and supercapacitors

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 11.6 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 7 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Decarbonisation of Heating and Cooling

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2022 (Closed) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Zhiwei Ma, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering, Durham University, UK.

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Research Interests: Low grade heat recovery; Thermal driven heating, cooling and power generation; Adsorption heat pump, energy storage and carbon capture; Thermal energy storage; Passive PCM thermal management; Solid-liquid two phase flow and heat transfer

Huashan Bao, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering, Durham University, UK

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Research Interests: Thermochemical sorption for heat pump, storage and power generation; Solar PV/T; Seasonal solar thermal energy storage; Low grade heat utilisation; Multi vector energy system

About This Topic

As the rapid development of the economy and human society, the energy and environmental issues have become more and more critical. One of the heavy energy consumers is heating and cooling for satisfying human’s living comfort and industrial processing. While the share of renewable energy sources like wind and solar for power generation is satisfied increasing, decarbonising heating and cooling still remains as a global challenge, which is now considered as an acute concern since the target of zero-carbon future can only be achieved by decarbonising all sectors.

This Special Issue provides a platform for publishing and sharing novel, inspiring and promising researches on decarbonizing heating and cooling technologies. This special issue will include the state of the art reviews, new researches, case studies, and conceptual works. The suitable topics include but are not limited to the following.

Ø New heating and/or cooling technologies
Ø New methods and significant deployment of heat and/or cold storage
Ø Solar and other renewable heating technologies
Ø Reduction of demand of heating and/or cooling
Ø District heating and/or cooling networks
Ø Whole and/or multi-vector heating and/or cooling systems
Ø Improvement of existing technologies in terms of cost or efficiency
Ø Interactions of heating and/or cooling solutions with energy network


Heating and cooling; Decarbonisation; Thermal energy storage; Solar heating; Geothermal; Renewable heating/cooling; Long-term heat/cold storage; Industrial process heating/cooling; Demand reduction; Heat pump; Adsorption; Absorption; Thermochemical; Heating/cooling network; multi-vector energy system; Cost and efficiency.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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Open Access Review

Enhancement Techniques for the Reduction of Heating and Cooling Loads in Buildings: A Review

Received: 12 June 2023;  Published: 19 October 2023;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2304031


The building sector is rated as a big consumer of electric energy and emissions, responsible for about 40% of final electric energy consumption. As a result, the Paris Agreement 2015 set a goal for buildings and the construction sector to reach a nearly zero-carbon stage by 2050. This urged most countries to create regulations for the construc [...]
Open Access Original Research

A Comparative Study of R134a and Propane (R290) as Refrigerants in Heat Pump Water Heaters

Received: 26 March 2023;  Published: 18 September 2023;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2303029


In the context of decarbonization efforts, heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) offer an attractive solution over conventional electric resistance type hot water systems due to their 2-3 times higher efficiency. However, the high manufacturing costs and taxes associated with using hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant make HPWHs expensive [...]
Open Access Original Research

Overall Reaction Rate Study of Thermal Methane Cracking in Non-Isothermal Conditions

Received: 10 April 2023;  Published: 13 September 2023;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2303028


The thermal cracking of methane (TMC) is a significant reaction occurring above 850°C, which proceeds in two stages: non-isothermally and isothermally. However, most existing studies have focused on obtaining reaction rates under isothermal conditions [1], limiting their applicability to practical industrial reactor conditions. This novel [...]