Research Article Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
1. Heat Transfer, Environmental Benefits, and Social Cost Analysis of Different Insulation Methods by Considering Insulation Disadvantages

Mohsen Fallah; Zahra Medghalchi

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 1-13

  In this paper, the thermal performance of four common insulators in two internal and external insulation systems is investigated for the ASHRAE setpoint range by applying detailed numerical simulation and Anti-Insulation phenomenon. Anti-Insulation phenomenon and consequent extra load on the HVAC system ...  Read More

Review Article Advanced Energy Technologies
2. An Overview of Hydroelectric Power Plant: Operation, Modeling, and Control

Ghazanfar Shahgholian

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 14-28

  Renewable energy provides twenty percent of electricity generation worldwide. Hydroelectric power is the cheapest way to generate electricity today. It is a renewable source of energy and provides almost one-fifth of electricity in the world. Also, it generates electricity using a renewable natural resource ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
3. Energy Simulation and Management of the Main Building Component Materials Using Comparative Analysis in a Mild Climate Zone

Nima Amani

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 29-46

  The objective of this study is to evaluate the energy efficiency of residential buildings by using natural energy and optimizing the choice of materials for heat and cold saving with the Ecotect simulation software. According to analysis and simulation was found that the optimum material of main building ...  Read More

Research Article Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
4. Cost and Environmental Pollution Reduction Based on Scheduling of Power Plants and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Roya Pashangpour; Faramarz Faghihi; Soodabeh Soleymani; Hassan Moradi CheshmehBeigi

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 47-55

  There has been a global effort to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions. In an electric resource scheduling, emission dispatch and load economic dispatch problems should be considered. Using renewable energy resources (RESs), especially wind and solar, can be effective in cutting back emissions ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
5. Quantification of Thermal Energy Performance Improvement for Building Integrated Photovoltaic Double-Skin Façade Using Analytical Method

Mahdi Shakouri; Alireza Noorpoor; Hossein Ghadamian

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 56-66

  In this research, an analytical method for quantification of the thermal energy performance improvement for a building integrated photovoltaic double-skin façade has provided. The system has been suggested as a retrofit measure for an existing building in Tehran. The effect of thermal performance ...  Read More

Review Article Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
6. Assessing Economic, Social, and Environmental Impacts of Wind Energy in Iran with Focus on Development of Wind Power Plants

Hasan Hekmatnia; Ahmad Fatahi Ardakani; Armin Mashayekhan; Morteza Akbari

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 67-79

  As a key economic element, energy plays an important role in the development of societies. Economic growth and its urgent need for energy highlight the need for optimal energy use. Wind energy is an energy source that has become an increasingly common source of electricity. In this study, socio-economic ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
7. Design and Analysis of a Combined Savonius-Darrieus Wind Turbine for Irrigation Application

Mahdi Shahmari; Payam Zarafshan; Shahriar Kouravand; Morteza Khashehchi

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 80-86

  Renewable energies as a clean replacement resource of fossil fuels have many advantages, among which wind has the potential to be the very applicable source in the world. To use wind energy, two kinds of turbines have been developed; the Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) and Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine ...  Read More