Research Article 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

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 19 July 2022

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

Technical Note 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

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.304080.1255

Abstract
  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

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

Iman Ayoobi; Ramin Roshandel

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

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

Research Note Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Energy Potential of Agricultural and Forestry By-Products in Peru

Roxana Isabel Bernaola Flores; Carmen Elena Flores Barreda; Diana Carolina Parada Quinayá; Ursula Fabiola Rodríguez Zúñiga

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 27 July 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.323731.1310

Abstract
  Reducing the demand for fossil fuels and the derived products can be achieved through the development of alternative energy sources. This work presents a countrywide study of the energy potential of lignocellulosic biomass sourced from agro-industrial by-products in the country of Peru. Ranking of the ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Improvement of Frequency Stability in the Power System Considering Wind Turbine and Time Delay

Farhad Amiri; Mohammad Hassan Moradi

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 06 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.321859.1308

Abstract
  In the power system, frequency stability is critical. The wind turbine oscillates (depending on the wind speed) and is of low inertia. Thus, wind turbines face the issue of power system frequency stability. Since the power system's resources are interconnected via communication networks, the presence ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Deriving an Alternative Energy Using Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Water Hyacinth, Food Waste, and Cow Manure

Sapna Kinattinkara; Thangavelu Arumugam; Nandhini Samiappan; Vivek Sivakumar; Sampathkumar Velusamy; Mohanraj Murugesan; Manoj Shanmugamoorthy

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 06 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.327715.1325

Abstract
  Increased global energy consumption demands the use of more energy resources, aggravating environmental issues. This study focused on analyzing biogas production from a mixture of cow dung, water hyacinth, and food waste and checking the efficiency of the biogas. The efficiency of biogas production was ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Effect of Pretreatment on the Physical Properties and Heating Values of Briquettes

Toyese Friday Oyewusi; Gabriel Alebiowu; Elizabeth Funmilayo Aransiola; Ayowumi Rita Soji-Adekunle; Busayo Sunday Adeboye

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 15 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.327453.1329

Abstract
  Briquettes from agro-residues have been promoted as a better replacement to firewood and charcoals for heating and cooking in the rural communities. In view of this, a study was carried out to investigate the effect of pretreatment methods on physical properties and heating values of briquettes produced ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
The Problem of Resilient Stochastic Unit Commitment with Consideration of Existing Uncertainties Using the Rate of Change of Frequency

Moslem Geravandi; Hassan Moradi CheshmehBeigi

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 16 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.306473.1262

Abstract
  The ability of power systems against severe events shows their increased resilience, which in turn reduces the operation costs and recovery time of the system. This study presents a new resilient stochastic unit commitment model using the frequency change rate as a new index of system resilience. Furthermore, ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Experimental Investigation into the Combustion, Performance, and Emission Characteristics of Oxygenated DEE and Ethanol Blending with KOME Biodiesel Fuelled CI Engine

Krishnarao Rajaram Patil

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 16 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.328607.1330

Abstract
  The present study aims to develop different strategies for better utilization of oxygenated Diethyl ether and ethanol as supplementary fuels by blending them with biodiesel as the base fuel in CI engines. The used biodiesel used was readily available Karanja Oil Methyl Ester (KOME), its scientific name ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Multiobjective Design Optimization of a Multi-Phase Outer-Rotor Permanent Magnet Wind Generator

Ali Ebadi; Ali Akbar Abdoos; Mohammad Ebrahim Moazzen; Sayyed Asghar Gholamian

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

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.317176.1287

Abstract
  Nowadays, the permanent magnet (PM) generator has become a large market for wind power, due to their high performance. In this study, an optimal design is established to provide a cost-effective multiphase outer-rotor PM wind generator (OR-PMWG). The generation system (generator and power converter) ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
Optimal location and sizing of wind turbines and photovoltaic cells in the grid for load supply using improved genetic algorithm

Ming Hung Lin; Juin Hung Lin; Mamdouh El Haj Assad; Reza Alayi; Seyed Reza Seyednouri

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

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.327250.1321

Abstract
  The optimal combination of distributed generation units in recent years has been designed to improve the reliability of distributed generation systems as well as to reduce losses in electrical distribution systems. In this research, the improved Genetic Algorithm has been proposed as a powerful optimization ...  Read More

Research Article 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

Research Article Renewable Energy Economics, Policies and Planning
Residential Consumer’s Willingness To Pay For Renewable Energy: Evidence From A Double Bounded Dichotomous Choice Survey From India

Vasundhara Sen

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 July 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.314713.1302

Abstract
  Despite the falling costs of Renewable Energy (RE), RE adoption in Indian residential households is still at tepid growth rates. With the onset of retail electricity market deregulation in India, the introduction of “green tariffs” for residential households can be effective in resolving ...  Read More

Research Note 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

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.294957.1230

Abstract
  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

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Sustainable Backup Power Supply of a Hospital by Designing a Hybrid Renewable Energy System

Setare P_eirow; Fatemeh Razi Astaraei; Amir-Ali Saifoddin; Hossein Yousefi

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

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.304704.1257

Abstract
  The issue of power supply in hospitals is of special importance because of its direct effect on people's health conditions and vital treatment and care measures. Hospitals are among buildings with high energy consumption. The possibility of using renewable sources in their energy supply is one of the ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Impact of organic hydrocarbons on fuel properties and engine characteristics of thermally cracked cashew nut shell liquid

Gokul Raghavendra Srinivasan; Aditya Mahajan; Rajiv Seth; Rakesh Mahajan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 July 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.335041.1349

Abstract
  The present study aims to explore the role of characterized hydrocarbons in thermally cracked shell liquid in determining its overall fuel properties and combustion characteristics in a CI engine. For this purpose, waste shell liquid was extracted from waste cashew nut shell by means of cold extraction ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Economics, Policies and Planning
Development of The Low-Economic-Risk Microgrids to Establish Environmental-Friendly Industries

Mohammad Hossein Jahangir; Arash Kargarzadeh; Mohammad Montazeri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 June 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.330754.1338

Abstract
  Industries as one of the main consumers of electricity have high position in releasing large amount of emissions. Using renewable energies to feed factories is not an easy task and they should be economically viable to compete with fossil fuels. The goal of this study is to analyze the possibilities ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
Investigation of the enhancement of thermophysical properties of new combinations of MWCNTs with several PCMs consisting of a type of paraffin in comparison with some mineral compounds (AN-MN-6H2O)

Seyed Amir Hassan Bathaei; Masoud Iranmanesh; Hossein Amiri; Hajir Kourki

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 28 June 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.339549.1363

Abstract
  Thermal Energy Storage (TES) for solar thermal systems has attracted great attention because of the intermittent availability of solar energy. In the current paper, new combinations of several Phase Change Materials (PCMs) including a type of paraffin and some mineral compounds like ammonium nitrate ...  Read More

Research Article 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

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
An optimal master-slave model for stochastic planning of AC-DC hybrid distribution systems

Zeinab Sabzian-Molaee; Esmaeel Rokrok Rokrok; Meysam Doostizadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 14 June 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.323167.1309

Abstract
  In this study, a novel stochastic planning method is proposed for AC-DC hybrid distribution networks. The proposed approach is based on the graph theory, and the optimal AC-DC structure of the network is selected among the system spanning trees. The presented method is a Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming ...  Read More

Technical Note Advanced Energy Technologies
Improving the Efficiency of a Cantilever Energy Scavenger

Mohammad Rahimzadeh; Hamid Samadi; Nikta Shams Mohammadi

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 27 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.320113.1300

Abstract
  Energy harvesting from ambient vibrations using piezoelectric cantilevers is one of the most popular mechanisms for producing electrical energy. Recently, efforts have been made to improve the performance of energy harvesters. The output voltage dramatically depends on the geometrical and physical parameters ...  Read More

Review Article Advanced Energy Technologies
A Brief Overview of Microgrid Performance Improvements Using Distributed FACTS Devices

Ghazanfar Shahgholian

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 27 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.321435.1305

Abstract
  Distributed flexible ac transmission system (D-FACTS) is a light-weight version of FACTS, which it is easily allocated and costs less than flexible ac transmission system (FACTS) devices. They have potential benefits to improve the system stability and improvement in power quality in microgrid (MG). ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Numerical Modeling and Evaluation of a Downwind Pre-Aligned Wind Turbine with an Innovative Blade Geometry Concept

Amirhosein Zare; Esmail Mahmoodi; Mohsen Boojari; Ali Sarreshtehdari

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 04 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.306692.1264

Abstract
  Significant growth of the wind power market has led to a dramatic increase in the scale and capacity of wind turbines over the past decades. As these extreme-scale structures are expected to pose a wide range of challenges, an innovative concept which both lightens blade's mass and improves their aerodynamic ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Economics, Policies and Planning
Energy management of Multi-Microgrids in joint energy and ancillary service market considering uncertainties of renewables

Ritu Jain; Vasundhara Mahajan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.329343.1334

Abstract
  In this study, energy management of grid-connected Multi-Microgrid (MMG) is performed through joint optimization of the energy and ancillary service market. The test system comprises the IEEE 30 bus system as the main grid and the 16-bus system as an MMG. The MMG is comprised of dispatchable and non-dispatchable ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Biogas Production by Co-Digestion of Food Waste with Sewage Sludge and Poultry Litter: A Way Towards Sustainable Waste-to-Energy Conversion

Uttam Bista; Bhawana Rayamajhi; Bipasyana Dhungana; Sunil Prasad Lohani

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 06 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.333462.1342

Abstract
  Anaerobic digestion is one of the most effective technologies for managing degradable waste, which produces renewable energy and digestate as the byproduct. In this study, sewage sludge (SS), poultry litter (PL), and food waste (FW) were co-digested at ratios (SS:PL:FW 2:1:1) with 8 % total solid content ...  Read More

Technical Note Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Analysis of Biogas Recovery from Liquid Dairy Manure Waste by Anaerobic Digestion

Fatemeh Norouzi; Morteza Hosseinpour; Saeed Talebi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.336371.1354

Abstract
  In this paper, an industrial dairy farm unit was taken as a case study to carry out the applicable technical assessment for the construction of a biogas plant using a combined heat and power (CHP) unit. A comprehensive sensitivity analysis was applied to examine the effectiveness of the operational parameters ...  Read More

Research Article 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

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Methyl-Esters from Ternary Oil Blend Using Catalyst Synthesized from Mixed Agro-Wastes

Ayowumi Rita Soji-Adekunle; Betiku Eriola; Abraham A. Asere

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 20 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.317615.1294

Abstract
  This study used ternary substrates consisting of honne, neem, and yellow oleander (HONOYO) oil blend to produce methyl-esters for sustainability of raw materials for biodiesel synthesis. A biomass-based catalyst from calcined mixed agro-wastes consisting of kolanut pod, cocoa pod, and plantain peel ash ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
Investigation of a Set of Novel Heat Exchanger Configurations of a Heat Recovery Steam Generator to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Combined Cycle Power Plant

Mohammad Rasooli Mavini; Hassan Ali Ozgoli; Sadegh Safari

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 28 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.30501/jree.2022.326260.1317

Abstract
  In this study, various configurations design of a Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) are examined to enhance energy efficiency of a Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP). A novel approach is used to investigate ten applicable configurations of a dual pressure Heat Recovery Steam Generator HRSG thoroughly ...  Read More