Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
1. Estimation of Solar Radiation Energy in the Paraw Mountain of Kermanshah Province as a Rugged Topography

Somayeh Naserpour; Hasan Zolfaghari; Parviz Zeaiean Firouzabadi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 1-12

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.239778.1130

Abstract
  One of the most important characteristics of site selection for solar energy system installations and optimum solar energy harvesting in the hilly or mountainous terrains is knowledge about the amount and duration of solar radiation within such topographic terrains. Solar radiation data are not readily ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
2. Sensorless FCS-MPC-Based Speed Control of a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Fed by 3-Level NPC

Sajad Saberi; Behrooz Rezaie

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 13-20

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.234039.1118

Abstract
  This paper presents a sensorless speed control algorithm based on Finite Control Set Model Predictive Control (FCS-MPC) for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) fed by a 3-level Neutral-Point Clamped (NPC) converter. The proposed scheme uses an anti-windup Proportional-Integral (PI) controller concept ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
3. Comparative Analysis of Thermal Performance of a Solar Water Heating System Based on the Serpentine and Risers-Head Configurations

Selfa Johnson Zwalnan; Nanchen Nimyel Caleb; Mahan Morgan Mangai; Nantim Yohana Sanda

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 21-30

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.251190.1150

Abstract
  The effect of solar collector configurations on the thermal efficiency of an active solar water heater was investigated using TRNSYS in this study. Two versions of a solar heater were formulated on the basis of serpentine and riser-header flat plate configurations. Both models were simulated based on ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Economics, Policies and Planning
4. Building Energy Management Using Building Information Modeling: Evaluation of Building Components and Construction Materials

Nima Amani; Abdul Amir Reza Soroush

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 31-38

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.236391.1120

Abstract
  Traditionally, building energy model is created in isolation from the architectural building information model and energy analyses have relied on a single analysis tool. The building energy model can be generated more quickly by leveraging existing data from the BIM. The impacts of energy consumption ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
5. The Effect of Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Configuration Changing from Straight to Cylindrical State on Performance and Mass Transport: Numerical Procedure

Tuhid Pashaee Golmarz; Sajadollah Rezazadeh; Maryam Yaldagard; Narmin Bagherzadeh

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 39-53

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.253825.1152

Abstract
  In the present work, a Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) as a three-dimensional and single phase was studied. Computational fluid dynamics and finite volume technique were employed to discretize and solve a single set of flow fields and electricity governing equations. The obtained numerical ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
6. A Factorial Study of the Effect of Rhamnolipid and Stirring on the Electricity Production, Desalination, and Wastewater Treatment Efficiencies of a Five-Chamber Microbial Desalination Cell

Abubakari Zarouk Imoro; Moses Mensah; Richard Buamah

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 54-60

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.243765.1137

Abstract
  This study was conducted to improve the voltage production, desalination, and COD removal efficiencies of a five-chamber Microbial Desalination Cell (MDC). To do this, rhamnolipid was added to anolytes only and catholytes stirred to determine the effects of these factors on the MDC activity. This was ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
7. Study of Long-Term Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells: Highly Stable Carbon-Based Versus Unstable Gold-Based PSCs

Mohammad Reza Shekari; Seyed Mohammad Sadeghzadeh; Mahdi Golriz

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 61-73

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2021.240562.1132

Abstract
  In recent decade, Perovskite Solar Cells (PSCs) have received considerable attention compared to other photovoltaic technologies. Despite the improvement of Power Conversion Efficiency (PCE) of PSCs, the chemical instability problem is still a matter of challenge. In this study, we have fabricated two ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
8. Evaluation a Hybrid Passive Cooling System for a Building Using Experimental and Commercial Software (Design Builder)

Mahnoosh Eghtedari; Abbas Mahravan

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 74-80

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2021.239940.1131

Abstract
  Increasing fossil fuel consumption in the building, especially in the air-conditioning sector, has increased environmental pollution and global warming. In this research, a zero-energy passive system was designed to ventilate the building and provide comfortable conditions for people in the summer. A ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Economics, Policies and Planning
9. Spatial Study for Determining the Optimum Scenario for Generating Solar Electricity by Predicting the Land-Use Changes: Case of Alborz Province, Iran

Ali Khatibi; Mohammad Hossein Jahangir; Fatemeh Razi Astaraiea

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 81-90

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2021.238031.1125

Abstract
  Land-use change is one of the most important spatial phenomena that can affect the usage of energy technologies. In this study, land-use change in barren and residential areas in Alborz province in Iran was modeled using the cellular automata combined with the Markov Chain from 2001 to 2031. Due to adaptability ...  Read More