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

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

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.334587.1347

Abstract
  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

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Numerical simulation of a solar cooling system based on variable-effect NH3-water absorption chiller using TRNSYS

Abir Hmida; Abdelghafour Lamrani; Mamdouh El Haj Assad; Yashar Aryanfar; Jorge Luis Garcia Alcaraz

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 June 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.326640.1318

Abstract
  Around the globe, a 60 % increase in energy demand is predicted to occur by the end of the year 2030 due to the ever-increasing population and development. With a registered temperature up to 50°C in August 2020, which is classified as one of the hottest regions in the world, the demand for cool ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Mitigating energy consumption of educational buildings using a novel simulation method (Case study: Faculty of oil and petrochemical engineering, Razi University, Iran)

Soheil Fathi; Abbas Mahravan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.349282.1394

Abstract
  In many middle- and high-income countries, existing buildings will occupy the majority of building areas by 2050 and measures are needed to upgrade the mentioned buildings for a sustainable transition. This research proposes a method to mitigate the energy consumption of existing educational buildings ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Energy Efficiency Assessment and Optimization of Solar Organic Rankine Cycle for Combined Heat and Power Generation for a Residential Building: Case Study of Baghdad City, Iraq

Mohammed Ali Sami Mahmood; Sergei Kuzmin

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 November 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.360155.1440

Abstract
  Solar Organic Rankine Cycle (SORC) is a successful approach to sustainable development and exploiting clean energy sources. The research aims to improve and evaluate the energy efficiency of the SORC for combined heat and power generation for a residential home under the climatic conditions of Baghdad, ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
A Review on Recent Advancements in Indirect Solar Drying of Agricultural Products

Dnyaneshwar S. Malwad; Deepak C. Sonawane

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 November 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.361949.1452

Abstract
  Preserving food from harvest to consumer level is a challenge in the agriculture sector. Drying is a crucial post-harvest technique that lowers moisture to levels suitable for storage. Solar drying is a traditional renewable energy drying process.  Different solar drying methods have been developed ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Performance Evaluation of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System Using SHO-VPTIDF

Satyaprasad Mohapatra; Akshaya Kumar Patra; Debswarup Rath

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

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.355402.1428

Abstract
  The design of a Spotted Hyena Optimization Algorithm-Variable Parameter Tilt Integral Derivative with Filter (SHO-VPTIDF) controller for improved performance and enhanced devaluation of harmonic components of grid-connected photovoltaic systems is the main objective of the suggested manuscript. The SHO-VPTIDF ...  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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 January 2023

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2023.349281.1393

Abstract
  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
Development of Rural Tourism in Iran Using PV-Based System: Finding the Best Economic Configuration

Mehdi Jahangiri; Farhad Raeiszadeh; Reza Alayi; Atabak Najafi; Ahmad Tahmasebi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , December 2022, , Pages 1-9

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.298089.1234

Abstract
  Rural tourism is an important factor in achieving economic, social, and cultural development. Given that villages in Iran do not have access to permanent electricity or are associated with high power outages, the provision of sustainable electricity through renewable energy can cause more tourists to ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Energy Demand of Supplementary Lighting in Agricultural Greenhouses: Solar Energy Utilization

Iman Ayoobi; Ramin Roshandel

Volume 9, Issue 4 , December 2022, , Pages 21-33

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.305230.1258

Abstract
  Light is a critical parameter for plant growth such that providing enough light for the plant can ensure better quality and higher yield in greenhouses. In many areas, in the cold seasons of the year, not enough natural light reaches the plant. Thus, to compensate for the natural light deficit, artificial ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Maiden Application and Control Parameter Sensitivity Analysis of Fractional Order Tilt Integral Derivative Controller in Standalone Solar Photovoltaic System

Anupama Subhadarsini; Babita Panda; Byamakesh Nayak

Volume 9, Issue 4 , December 2022, , Pages 85-100

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.312874.1274

Abstract
  The solar photovoltaic system is modeled in Simulink using Matlab. Boost converter, FOTIDC controller, and Reduced Switch Multilevel Inverter are all included in this PV system (RSMLI). With regard to solar photovoltaic systems, the focus of this study is on the Fractional Order Tilt Integral Derivative ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Application of Artificial Neural Network to Solar Potential Estimation in Hilly Region of India

Rahul Dogra; Sanjay Kumar; Nikita Gupta

Volume 9, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 10-16

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.307064.1267

Abstract
  The use of these conventional resources causes continuous depletion of fossil fuels and increased greenhouse effect. Solar power is the major renewable resource used for power generation across the globe. Solar energy activities depend on the available potential of any geographical location. Therefore, ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Optimum Orientation of the Multi-Span Greenhouse for Maximum Capture of Solar Energy in Central Region of Iran

Mehran Gheyrati; Asadollah Akram; Hassan Ghasemi-Mobtaker

Volume 9, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 65-74

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.305780.1259

Abstract
  The orientation of greenhouses is one of the effective factors in terms of radiation they receive. In the present study, a multi-span greenhouse (40 m × 93.5 m with a coverage area of 5457.44 m2) located in the central region of Iran was investigated in three orientations including: North-South ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Dynamic Simulation of Solar-Powered Heating and Cooling System for an Office Building Using TRNSYS: A Case Study in Kerman

Hadi Farzan

Volume 9, Issue 2 , May 2022, , Pages 27-36

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2021.310980.1272

Abstract
  Recently, novel techniques have been developed in building industries to use solar heating and cooling systems. The current study develops a Solar-powered Heating and Cooling (SHC) system for an office building in Kerman and assesses the transient dynamics of this system and office indoor temperature. ...  Read More

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

Sepideh Rahmati Dehkordi; Mehdi Jahangiri

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 1-12

https://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
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

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 29-41

https://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
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

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 42-51

https://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
An Experimental and Analytical Study of Influential Parameters of Parabolic Trough Solar Collector

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

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 52-66

https://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
Energy Consumption Management of Commercial Buildings by Optimizing the Angle of Solar Panels

Nima Amani; Abdul Amir Reza Soroush

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

https://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
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 , July 2021, , Pages 16-25

https://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
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 , April 2021, , Pages 1-12

https://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
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 , April 2021, , Pages 61-73

https://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
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 , January 2021, , Pages 1-12

https://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
Optimization of Performance of Coarse Aggregate-Assisted Single-Slope Solar Still via Taguchi Approach

Ramasamy Dhivagar; Murugesan Mohanraj

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

https://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
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 , January 2021, , Pages 69-76

https://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
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

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2019.95559

Abstract
  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