Advanced Energy Technologies
Development of a Solar Energy Operated Weeder for Wetland Paddy Crop

Gunasagar Sahu; Hifjur Raheman

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 25 July 2022

  A solar energy operated two-row weeder was developed for weeding in wetland paddy crop. Its major components are power source, power transmission system, weeding wheels, and a float. The power source comprised a DC motor, solar panel, and power storage unit with maximum power point tracker and motor ...  Read More

Advanced Energy Technologies
Potential for Battery Energy Storage System in Zimbabwe

G Njovana Allen; Wenying Yu; Qiying Shen; Jiarui Li; Yanyan Zhu; Yongsheng Liu

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 August 2022

  This study aims to assess the potential of coupling solar PV power plants with Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to curtail load-shedding and provide a stable and reliable baseload power generation in Zimbabwe. Data from geographical surveys, power plant proposals, and investment information from ...  Read More

Power and Fresh Water Production by Solar Energy, Fuel Cell, and Reverse Osmosis Desalination

Mohammad Ameri; Mojtaba Yoosefi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , February 2016, , Pages 25-34

  This paper presents sizing, energy management strategy, and cost analysis for a configuration consisting of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, fuel cell (FC) storage system, and reverse osmosis (RO) desalination technology for combined power and fresh water production. In this system, PV is the main power ...  Read More