Research Article Renewable Energy Economics, Policies and Planning
An Integrated Baseline Geodatabase for Facilitating the Environmental Impact Assessment Process: Case Study of Sabalan Geothermal Project, Iran

Younes Noorollahi; Fatemeh Pourghasem; Hossein Yousefi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , October 2018, Pages 1-17

  Baseline data represent one of the important stages of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure that describes the existing environment of the study area and surrounding areas in enough detail to allow the environmental impacts of the proposed area to be accurately and adequately assessed, and ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
A New Sensitivity Study of Thermal Stress Distribution for a Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Imad-Eddine Fahs; Majid Ghasemi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , October 2018, Pages 18-26

  Converting chemical energy into electricity is done by an electro-chemical device known as a fuel cell. Thermal stress is caused at high operating temperature between 700 oC to 1000 oC of SOFC. Thermal stress causes gas escape, structure variability, crack initiation, crack propagation, and cease operation ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
Frequency Control of Islanded Microgrids Based on Fuzzy Cooperative and Influence of STATCOM on Frequency of Microgrids

Maryam Rahmani; Faramarz Faghihi; Hassan Moradi CheshmehBeigi; Seyed Mehdi Hosseini

Volume 5, Issue 4 , October 2018, Pages 27-33

  In this paper, the effect of a static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) influence on the frequency of islanded microgrids based on frequency control using fuzzy cooperative control is investigated. To achieve fast frequency control, instantaneous power balance between generation and consumption is inevitable, ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
Improved Mechanical and Electrochemical Properties of Artificial Graphite Anode Using Water-Based Binders in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Mohammad Zarei-Jelyani; Shaghayegh Baktashian; Mohsen Babaiee; Rahim Eqra

Volume 5, Issue 4 , October 2018, Pages 34-39

  In recent years, many studies have focused on the active materials of anodes to improve the performance of LIBs, while limited attention has been given to polymer binders, which act as inactive ingredients. However, polymer binders have amazing influence on the electrochemical performance of anodes. ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Numerical Simulation of the Freezing Process in Geothermal Boreholes Using Solar Heat Injection

Reza Roohi; Alireza Bahramian; Sepideh Samghani

Volume 5, Issue 4 , October 2018, Pages 40-45

  Ground thermal energy as a clean and sustainable energy source has received significant attention lately. Several strategies and hybrid configurations have been proposed to harvest geothermal energy for air conditioning and industrial purposes. The possibility of moist soil freezing in the vicinity of ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
An Experimental and Comparative Analysis of the Battery Charge Controllers in Off-Grid PV Systems

Mohammad Jafari; Hossein Ghadamian; Leila Seidabadi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , October 2018, Pages 46-53

  The study of the battery charge process as the only power storage agent in off-grid systems is of significant importance. The battery charge process has different modes, and the battery in these modes is dependent on the amount of charge. In order to charge the battery in off-grid systems, two charge ...  Read More