Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
1. Effect of Covering Aperture of Conical Cavity Receiver on Thermal Performance of Parabolic Dish Collector: Experimental and Numerical Investigations

Sina Eterafi; Shiva Gorjian; Majid Amidpour

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 August 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2021.275871.1194

Abstract
  In this study, the effect of covering the aperture area of a conical cavity receiver with an ultra-white glass on operational parameters of a Parabolic Dish Collector (PDC) was numerically and experimentally investigated under climate conditions of Tehran (35.44° N latitude and 51.10° longitude). ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
2. Effect of Nano Fluids on the Thermal Performance and Efficiency of Linear Fresnel Collector in Hot Summer Months

Najmeh Salehi; Arash Mirabdolah Lavasani; Ramin Mehdipour; Mohammad Eftekhari Yazdi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 August 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.243043.1141

Abstract
  One of the best and most important types of concentrating solar power plants is the linear Fresnel collector. The thermal performance and application of absorber in a solar power plant can be enhanced using direct steam generation technology. A particular discrepancy between the present study and others ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
3. An Experimental and Analytical Study of Influential Parameters of Parabolic Trough Solar Collector

Daryoosh Borzuei; Seyed Farhan Moosavian; Abolfazl Ahmadi; Rouhollah Ahmadi; Kourosh Bagherzadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 August 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2021.261647.1172

Abstract
  Energy plays a vital role in all human life activities. Due to the problems caused by fossil fuels in recent decades such as global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, ozone depletion, etc., the use of renewable and clean energy has been considered. An experimental facility for the acquisition of reliable ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
4. Renewable Energy-Based Systems on a Residential Scale in Southern Coastal Areas of Iran: Trigeneration of Heat, Power, and Hydrogen

Mehdi Jahangiri; Fatemeh Karimi Shahmarvandi; Reza Alayi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 August 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2021.261980.1170

Abstract
  The use of small-scale Combined Heat and Power (CHP) to meet the electrical and thermal needs of buildings has grown exponentially and plans have been made in Iran to expand these systems. In view of the above, in the present work, for the first time, sensitivity analysis has been performed on the parameters ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
5. Sensitivity Analysis for 3E Assessment of BIPV System Performance in Abadan in Southwestern Iran

Sepideh Rahmati Dehkordi; Mehdi Jahangiri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 August 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2021.262420.1173

Abstract
  In Iran, due to the problems and constraints of fossil fuels and the need to maximize the use of solar potential, one of the best ways is the application of photovoltaic systems integrated with buildings. Due to the significant dependence of solar cell performance on the availability of radiation, it ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
6. Effect of Technological Mismatch on Photovoltaic Array: Analysis of Relative Power Loss

Stephen Ndubuisi Nnamchi; Onyinyechi Adanma Nnamchi; Kevin Nnanye Nwaigwe; Zaid Oluwadurotimi Jagun; Johnson Ugochukwu Ezenwankwo

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 September 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2021.272915.1189

Abstract
  This study conducts a comparative evaluation of the performance of modules and the arrays under standard test conditions. An equivalent circuit model was developed alongside a computational scheme. The model input data were obtained from the manufacturer’s specification datasheets. They were used ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
7. Evaluation of Power Performance of a PV Module with MPPT Solution Using MATLAB Simulation

Md. Tamim Hossain; Md. Atiqur Rahman; Suman Chowdhury

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 September 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2021.274901.1193

Abstract
  In the context of increasing emission of greenhouse gasses in the environment due to fossil fuel burning, this paper attempts to describe the significance of Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) by investigating the power performance of photovoltaic modules with MATLAB simulation. MPPT algorithm was employed ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
8. Energy Consumption Management of Commercial Buildings by Optimizing the Angle of Solar Panels

Nima Amani; Abdul Amir Reza Soroush

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 1-7

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.241836.1134

Abstract
  One of the main reasons of environmental pollution is energy consumption in buildings. Today, the use of renewable energy sources is increasing dramatically. Among these sources, solar energy has favorable costs for various applications. This study examined a commercial building in a hot and humid climate. ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
9. Simplex Centroid Mixture Design for Optimizing and Promoting the Anaerobic Co-Digestion Performance of Sheep Blood and Cheese Whey

Rasoul Aydram; Hossein Haji Agha Alizade; Majid Rasouli; Behdad Shadidi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 8-15

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2021.251583.1151

Abstract
  Reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and global warming can be made possible by discovering alternative energies and reduced dependence on fossil fuels. Biogas is considered as one of the alternatives to fossil fuels. This study investigates anaerobic co-digestion for the development of biogas with ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
10. Evaluation of the Effective Factors in Locating a Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant Using Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Method

Aychar Khajavipour; Mohammad Reza Shahraki; Faranak Hosseinzadeh Saljooghi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 16-25

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.247756.1145

Abstract
  The energy of processes is mainly supplied by fossil fuels. Short life of fossil energy sources and increasing environmental pollution caused by fossil fuels and increasing demand have made researchers introduce new solutions for supply of energy. Energy production in a photovoltaic solar power plant ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
11. The Assessment of Effect of Fatty Acid Profile on the Physical Properties and Emission Characteristics of New Feedstocks Used for Biodiesel

Farid Jafarihaghighi; Hasanali Bahrami; Mehdi Ardjmand; Mehrdad Mirzajanzadeh

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 26-35

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2021.257527.1161

Abstract
  The present study uses three generations of biodiesels and studies their effects on physical properties and exhaust gases. They are comprised of Palmaria palmate oil (third generation), Eucheuma spinosum oil (third generation), Eucheuma cottonii oil (third generation), Common wormwood oil (second generation), ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
12. Bioethanol Production from Wastes: An Experimental Evaluating Study for Iran

Abolfazl Taherzadeh Fini; Abolfazl Fattahi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 86-93

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2021.255487.1156

Abstract
  Energy crisis in the world motivates countries to hire new and renewable energies. One of the main and valuable renewable sources of energy is agricultural waste. This is widely disposed of through the world during the harvest, packing, and transportation. In many countries, agricultural waste is considerably ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
13. 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

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
14. 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

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
15. 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

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
16. 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

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
17. Applying Sliding-Mode Control to a Double-Stage Single-Phase Grid-Connected PV System

Seyed Ali Akbar Fallahzadeh; Navid Reza Abjadi; Abbas Kargar; Frede Blaabjerg

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 1-12

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.233358.1114

Abstract
  This study investigates a new double-stage single-phase Grid-Connected (GC) Photo-Voltaic (PV) system. This PV system includes a DC-DC Positive Output Super Lift Luo Converter (POSLLC) and a single-phase inverter connected to a grid through an RL filter. Due to its advantages, the POSLLC was used between ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
18. Optimization of Performance of Coarse Aggregate-Assisted Single-Slope Solar Still via Taguchi Approach

Ramasamy Dhivagar; Murugesan Mohanraj

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 13-19

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.232742.1112

Abstract
  In this experimental work, the energy efficiency and performance parameters of a coarse aggregate-assisted single-slope solar still were analyzed using Taguchi analysis. The preheated inlet saline water was sent to the solar still using thermal energy accumulated in coarse aggregate to enhance its productivity ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
19. Assessing and Evaluating Reliability of Single-Stage PV Inverters

Aryan Tabrizi; Mehdi Rahmani

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 20-27

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.237113.1123

Abstract
  Reliability is an essential factor in Photovoltaic (PV) systems. Solar power has become one of the most popular renewable power resources in recent years. Solar power has drawn attention because it is free and almost available worldwide. Moreover, the price of maintenance is lower than other power resources. ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
20. Development of a Model for Estimation of Sunshine Hour Data for Different Regions of Uganda

Muhamad Mustafa Mundu; Stephen Ndubuisi Nnamchi; Onyinyechi Adanma Nnamchi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 69-76

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.235651.1119

Abstract
  The present study is concerned with the development, estimation and validation of sunshine hours models (SHM) in Uganda. The SHM is based on geographical (latitude) and climatological (clearness index) indices. The meteosat data (1984-2018) acquired from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
21. Feasibility Study of Powering Desiccant Evaporative Cooling Systems with Photovoltaic Solar Panels for Hot and Humid Climates of Iran

Ahmad Naderi Nobandegani; Mohammad Ahmadzadehtalatapeh

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 10-20

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.225286.1096

Abstract
  In the present study, the performance of a Desiccant Evaporative Cooling System (DECS) under eight different designs to provide the desired indoor air conditions for administration buildings was explored via TRNSYS software. An administration building in Chabahar, Iran as a region with a high cooling ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
22. Adaptive Robust Control Design to Maximize the Harvested Power in a Wind Turbine with Input Constraint

Hossein Dastres; Ali Mohammadi; Behrooz Rezaie

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 30-43

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.224180.1093

Abstract
  This paper deals with the problem of maximizing the extracted power from a wind turbine in the presence of model uncertainties and input saturation. An adaptive second-order integral terminal sliding mode speed control method is utilized to address this problem. The presented method benefits from the ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
23. Biogas Potentiality Through Waste Management in Bangladesh

Parvez Mosharraf; Md. Saroyar Zahan; Dilip Kumar Das; Suman Chowdhury

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 44-49

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.222856.1089

Abstract
  This study offers an effective solution to meet the growing demands of biogas plants for energy. This paper presents a model and simulates the digestion process of biogas production from the organic and food processing waste that contains high moisture. Biogas is produced by bacteria through the bio-degradation ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
24. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.223382.1092

Abstract
  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

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
25. Evaporation Characteristics of Diesel and Biodiesel Fuel Droplets on Hot Surfaces

Mehdi Zare; Barat Ghobadian; Seyed Reza Hassan-Beygi; Gholamhasan Najafi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 1-7

http://dx.doi.org/10.30501/jree.2020.104159

Abstract
  In CI engines, the evaporation rate of fuel on various hot surfaces, including the combustion chamber, has a significant effect on deposit formation and accumulation, the exhaust emissions of PM and NOx, and their efficiency. Therefore, the evaporation of liquid fuel droplets impinging on hot surfaces ...  Read More