Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Experimental Investigation on the Single Slope Desalination with Finned Pond for four Different Saline Water Types

Yuvaperiyasamy M; Senthilkumar N; Deepanraj B

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 January 2024

  This experimental study investigates the performance of single-slope solar desalination with finned pond with varying glass cover angle, water depth, usage of sensible and latent heat materials for four different saline water types. Conventional solar stills (CSS) produces less distillate and hence some ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Performance Enhancement of Parabolic Dish Collector Receiver Using Phase Change Material: A CFD Simulation

Reza Roohi; Masoud Akbari

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 38-45

  The design of novel and effective receivers is one of the most challenging aspects of solar energy harvesters, especially for Parabolic Dish Collectors (PDCs). The variation of solar flux due to the solar time and sky clearance index can affect the output thermal energy of the collector. One of the major ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Effect of Solar Cell Materials on Energy Matrices of GISPVT System

Gopal Nath Tiwari; Shikha Singh; Yashwant Kumar Singh

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 65-73

  This paper  presents an analytical expression for the temperatures of the plant, room air, and solar cell, as well as the electrical efficiency, for a photo-voltaic thermal (PVT) roof façade of a greenhouse integrated semi-transparent photovoltaic thermal (GiSPVT) system. The expression considers ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Harnessing Sunlight on Water: A Comprehensive Analysis of Floating Photovoltaic Systems and their Implications Compared to Terrestrial

Dorsa Razeghi Jahromi; Ali Minoofar; Ghazal Ghorbani; Aslan Gholami; Mohammad Ameri; Majid Zandi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 89-99

  Floating photovoltaic solar systems offer numerous advantages, including reduced land usage, diminished water evaporation, and lowered thermal losses compared to terrestrial installations. If widely adopted, this system has the potential to generate a staggering 10,600 TWh of electricity. The widespread ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
An Experimental Study on the Effect of Surface Orientation and Inclination on Incident Solar Irradiation: Application to Buildings

Mohamed Chouidira; Nabila Ihaddadene; Razika Ihaddadene; Jed Mohamed El Hacen; Younes Kherbiche

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 157-167

  The study explores the impact of surface orientation and tilt on incident solar irradiation. It was conducted in M'Sila, an Algerian province, from February to June. A number of experiments were carried out using an experimental setup consisting of a heliometer and a slant changer, which allowed for ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
An Improved Hottel-Whiller-Bliss (HWB) Equation for nth Photo-Voltaic Thermal (PVT)-Thermo-Electric Cooler (TEC) Air Collectors Connected in Series: An Exergy Analysis

Gopal Nath Tiwari; Prashant Bhardwaj; Sujata Nayak

Volume 10, Issue 4 , December 2023, , Pages 22-34

  This study considers N-photovoltaic thermal-thermo electric cooler (PVT-TEC) air collectors connected in series for thermal and electrical performance. An improved Hottel-Whiller-Bliss (HWB) equation and mass flow rate factor were derived for the nth PVT-TEC air collectors. The derivation is based on ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Evaluation of the Experimental Performance of an Asphalt Solar Air Collector

Armin Motamed Sadr; Mehran Ameri Mahabadi; ٍٍEbrahim Jahanshahi Javaran

Volume 10, Issue 2 , May 2023, , Pages 19-26

  In this research, the performance of an asphalt solar air collector was experimentally tested and the daily thermal and exergy efficiencies of the collector were analyzed. The sun's radiant energy is absorbed by asphalt and converted into thermal energy. Then, it is transmitted to aluminum pipes buried ...  Read More

Advanced Energy Technologies
Performance Analysis of a Novel Compressed Carbon Dioxide Storage Model Integrated with Solar Energy

Samira Jafari; Mehran Ameri Mahabadi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 90-100

  As a result of growing energy demand, shortage of fossil fuel resources, climate change, and environmental protection, the need for renewable energy sources has been growing rapidly. However, there is an urgent need to cope with intermittency and fluctuation of renewable energies. Various energy storage ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Economics, Policies and Planning
A Review Study About Photovoltaic Systems and the Energy Payback Time Calculation for Selected Modules

Seyed Mohammad Emami Razavi; Mohammad Hossein Jahangir; Soroush Mousavi

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 38-49

  The renewable energy can be utilized to satisfy the energy demand. Moreover, the solar energy as the most abundant energy resource among renewable energies plays a crucial role to provide the energy demand. The BIPV (building integrated photovoltaics) systems can be considered to supply the required ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Designing and Application of Solar Active Systems for Hakim Sabzevari University: A Case Study of the Dining Hall

Narges Barzanooni; Hamid Reza Haghgou

Volume 6, Issue 1 , February 2019, , Pages 1-7

  In this paper, on the basis of Green comprehensive Plan at Hakim Sabzevari University of Sabzevar, Iran, using of active solar systems at dining hall has been evaluated. On the basis of solar measured data and some solar models and relations, solar energy on the various surfaces and tilts are ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
An Optimized Design of a Single Effect Absorption Solar Chiller for an Energy Consuming Optimized Designed Residential Building

Negin Maftouni; Kiana Motaghedi

Volume 5, Issue 3 , September 2018, , Pages 1-9

  Traditional fossil fuels, which are also depleting cause environmental problems. A significant portion of global energy consumption is due to building air conditioning systems. Nowadays, considerable attention is drawn to renewable and sustainable energy sources to support the energy requirements of ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Economics, Policies and Planning
Factors Affecting Photovoltaic Technology Application in Decentralized Electricity Production in Iran: a Conceptual Framework

Masoud Rezaei; Alireza Boushehri; Naser Bagheri Moghaddam

Volume 5, Issue 3 , September 2018, , Pages 27-41

  Using a variety of solar power plants is one of the solutions governments use to respond to energy and sustainable development needs. While Iran has a strong potential for using solar energy, the application of solar energy, especially through PV technology, has been limited due to the country’s ...  Read More

A Comparative Study of the Available Measured Global Solar Radiation in Iraq

Akram Abdulameer Abbood Al-Khazzar; Aseel Jamal Khaled

Volume 4, Issue 2 and 3 , September 2017, , Pages 47-55

                                                                   In Iraq, solar radiation field measurements are available only for very ...  Read More

Multi-objective Optimization of a Solar Driven Combined Power and Refrigeration System Using Two Evolutionary Algorithms Based on Exergoeconomic Concept

Vajiheh Sabeti; Fateme Ahmadi Boyaghchi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , February 2016, , Pages 43-51

  This paper deals with a multi-objective optimization of a novel micro solar driven combined power and ejector refrigeration system (CPER). The system combines an organic Rankine cycle (ORC) with an ejector refrigeration cycle to generate electricity and cold capacity simultaneously. Major thermodynamic ...  Read More

3E Evaluation and GA-based Multi Objective Optimization of a NH3/H2O Binary Mixture Cycle Fuelled by Solar Energy

Mahboobe Sabaghian; Fateme Ahmadi Boyaghchi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , April 2015, , Pages 9-22

  Energy, exergy and exergoeconomic (3E) evaluation are performed to assess the performance of a NH3/H2O cycle integrated with parabolic trough solar collectors (PTSC). To provide continuous electricity produced by generator when solar beam radiation is insufficient a stabilizer temperature subsystem is ...  Read More