Research Article Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Heat Transfer, Environmental Benefits, and Social Cost Analysis of Different Insulation Methods by Considering Insulation Disadvantages

Mohsen Fallah; Zahra Medghalchi

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2020, Pages 1-13

  In this paper, the thermal performance of four common insulators in two internal and external insulation systems is investigated for the ASHRAE setpoint range by applying detailed numerical simulation and Anti-Insulation phenomenon. Anti-Insulation phenomenon and consequent extra load on the HVAC system ...  Read More

Review Article Advanced Energy Technologies
An Overview of Hydroelectric Power Plant: Operation, Modeling, and Control

Ghazanfar Shahgholian

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2020, Pages 14-28

  Renewable energy provides twenty percent of electricity generation worldwide. Hydroelectric power is the cheapest way to generate electricity today. It is a renewable source of energy and provides almost one-fifth of electricity in the world. Also, it generates electricity using a renewable natural resource ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
Energy Simulation and Management of the Main Building Component Materials Using Comparative Analysis in a Mild Climate Zone

Nima Amani

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2020, Pages 29-46

  Must limited energy resources and the need for energy saving make the design of buildings more efficient in terms of energy consumption. For this reason, proper orientation of buildings, use of sunlight, natural ventilation, application of consumable materials are factors that help reduce heat and cooling ...  Read More

Research Article Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Cost and Environmental Pollution Reduction Based on Scheduling of Power Plants and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Roya Pashangpour; Faramarz Faghihi; Soodabeh Soleymani; Hassan Moradi CheshmehBeigi

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2020, Pages 47-55

  There has been a global effort to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions. In an electric resource scheduling, emission dispatch and load economic dispatch problems should be considered. Using renewable energy resources (RESs), especially wind and solar, can be effective in cutting back emissions ...  Read More

Research Article Advanced Energy Technologies
Quantification of Thermal Energy Performance Improvement for Building Integrated Photovoltaic Double-Skin Façade Using Analytical Method

Mahdi Shakouri; Alireza Noorpoor; Hossein Ghadamian

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2020, Pages 56-66

  This study presents an analytical method for quantifying the improvement of thermal energy performance of a building integrated photovoltaic double-skin façade. The system was suggested as a retrofit measure for an existing building in Tehran. The effect of thermal performance was analyzed through ...  Read More

Review Article Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Assessing Economic, Social, and Environmental Impacts of Wind Energy in Iran with Focus on Development of Wind Power Plants

Hasan Hekmatnia; Ahmad Fatahi Ardakani; Armin Mashayekhan; Morteza Akbari

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2020, Pages 67-79

  As a key economic element, energy plays an important role in the development of societies. Economic growth and its urgent need for energy highlight the need for optimal energy use. Wind energy is an energy source that has become an increasingly common source of electricity. In this study, socio-economic ...  Read More

Research Article Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
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 , July 2020, Pages 80-86

  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