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

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 1-8

  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

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 9-18

  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

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 19-25

  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

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 26-33

  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 Note Advanced Energy Technologies
Potential for Battery Energy Storage System in Zimbabwe

Njovana G. Allen; Wenying Yu; Qiying Shen; Jiarui Li; Yanyan Zhu; Yongsheng Liu

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 34-42

  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

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

Ghazanfar Shahgholian

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 43-58

  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

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

Mohammad Rahimzadeh; Hamid Samadi; Nikta Shams Mohammadi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 59-67

  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

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

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 68-82

  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