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.

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Special Issue

Offshore Wind Farms

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2021 (Closed) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Andrés Elías Feijóo Lorenzo, PhD

Professor, Departamento de Enxeñería Eléctrica, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo, Spain

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Research Interests: renewables, wind energy

About This Topic

Energy consumption has been on the rise continuously across the world. One drawback of such growth is the increasing amount of greenhouse gas emissions due to the use of fossil fuels as primary energy sources, which represents a major problem for the planet. Such emissions are driving forces for climate change, which manifests in several ways, such as global warming and extreme climate phenomena, i.e., torrential rains, droughts and others. Renewable energy sources are discussed to be a possible solution, due to their low emissions and potential contribution to de-carbonization of the world economy. Among them, wind energy has become one of the most promoted and investigated renewable energies during the past decades and its presence has become increasingly prevalent across the world. In recent years, as increasing amount of territory employs in inland wind energy installations, some states begin to discuss about the concept of offshore wind farms. The building and management of such installations, however, involve many challenges. The aim of this special issue is to publish papers discussing major topics associated to the demands that offshore wind farms present, such as:

  • Offshore wind resources, assessment and modelling;
  • Offshore wind farm integration, modelling and simulation;
  • Offshore wind turbine technology, and fixed and floating converters;
  • Offshore wind farm layout optimization.


Renewable energy; Wind energy; Offshore wind energy; Offshore wind farms; Resouce assessment; Offshore wind farm modeling; Wind energy integration

Planned Paper

Title: On the Distribution of the Maximum Wave Height in Offshore Wind Farms
Author: Sofia Caires, Berg Arve, Lasse Lønseth, Vegar Neshaug, Irene Pathirana, Jan-Joost Schouten

Title: How to Create a Reliable Metocean Dataset for Offshore Wind Farm Design and Maintenance
Author: Bas Reijmerink, Sofia Caires, Emiel Moerman, Jan-Joost Schouten

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Open Access Technical Note

Spatio-Temporal Metocean Measurements for Offshore Wind Power

Received: 24 November 2020;  Published: 22 January 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101005


This paper presents the case for the use of HF radar to provide wave, current and wind measurements and maps during the surveying, resource and impact assessment, construction, maintenance and performance assessment phases of an offshore fixed or floating wind farm or other marine renewable project. The data presented are from the Celtic Sea [...]
Open Access Research Article

Testing the Correlation between Prior Knowledge of - and Visualisation Guided WTPs for Reducing the Visual Impacts Visual from Offshore Wind Farms

Received: 28 April 2020;  Published: 12 August 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2003015


Visual external costs are significant elements in the cost-benefit analysis of wind farm locations. This has been demonstrated well in the literature. However, in the assessment of the visual costs, a large share of the earlier studies used no or only simplistic visualizations of the visual impacts at stake. The cost estimates thus rely on [...]
Open Access Original Research

Computational Micromechanics for the Optimization of Compression Strength of Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Composites for Use in Wind Turbine Blades

Received: 15 April 2020;  Published: 09 June 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2002010


As wind turbine blades grow longer, new design parameters gain additional importance such as blade weight, tip deflection and material cost. These parameters require designers to relook at carbon fiber as a potential design solution. However, the composite materials in wind turbine blades are subjected to significant compressive loading, and [...]
Open Access Original Research

Assessment of Stability-Based Characterizations of North Carolina’s Offshore Wind Resource Using a Nested Boundary Layer Method

Received: 10 April 2020;  Published: 30 April 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2002006


SODAR wind profiler measurements from a land-based site within 1000 m of the coastal ocean are compared with predicted wind profiles based on upwind conditions and a stability-based model. The thermally dynamic influence of the Gulf Stream near the site of measurement, Cape Hatteras, has been found to complicate wind speed estimati [...]