Volume 1 (2020)

Facts & Figures

Number of Volumes

2

Number of Issues

3

Number of Articles

39

Number of Contributors

125

Article View

10,882

PDF Download

9,225

View Per Article

279.03

PDF Download Per Article

236.54

Number of Submissions

73

Rejected Submissions

9

Reject Rate

12

Accepted Submissions

39

Acceptance Rate

53

Number of Indexing Databases

6

Number of Reviewers

4350

Accept Date (Days)

66

Renewable Energy Research and Application (RERA) is a blind peer-review journal. This international journal covers all related fields to renewable energy engineering including power production, distribution, storage, and utilization. In addition to engineering applications of renewable energy, related researches in the fields of environment, society, economy, and policy are enveloped in the scope of the RERA. Herein, we are eager to receive and publish original research papers, review papers, technical reports, and short communications which could be stimulating for mechanical, electrical and chemical engineers, as well as energy- environment scientists that are not presented, submitted or published in any other national or international journals or conferences. RERA is going to publish two volumes in a year. Publishing in RERA gives you this opportunity:

  • Fast-publication period after the peer-review process
  • Accepted manuscripts will be available On-line as fast as possible before preparation of hard-copy versions.  

The following items compromise the major scopes of RERA:

  • Biofuels and biomass energy
  • Geothermal energy
  • Hydropower (conventional hydroelectricity, tidal and wave power)
  • Solar energy (thermal and photovoltaic)
  • Wind power

In addition to original research studies, the Renewable Energy Research and Application encourages researchers to submit their review article which investigates avant-garde topics, determinates emerging and post emerging movements, and recommends future guidelines for developing subjects.

All submitted manuscripts are checked for similarity through a trustworthy software named iThenticate to be assured about its originality and then rigorously peer-reviewed by the international reviewers. 

 

All accepted papers will be checked by iThenticate against plagiarism. 

RERA respect all aspects of publication ethics of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). COPE is a forum for editors and publishers of peer reviewed journals to discuss all aspects of publication ethics. COPE provides advice to editors and publishers on all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. COPE does not investigate individual cases but encourages editors to ensure that cases are investigated by the appropriate authorities (usually a research institution or employer).
 

 

RERA has no publication charges and no submission fees.

 

 

Original Article
1. Design of Solar-powered Endurance Glider with Vortex Generators

Sh. Sham Dol; S. Shahid Pervaiz; M. Uzair; Sh. Khalid Bashir; M. Mustafa Elzughbi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 1-8

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2020.9778.1037

Abstract
  The research aims at designing a solar endurance glider for an increased flight time. The constraints for design include reduction in weight compared to a typical glider and improving its aerodynamic performance by application of vortex generators on its wingspan. The design of each component was performed ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Energy, Exergy, and Economic Analyses and Optimization of Solar Organic Rankine Cycle with Multi-objective Particle Swarm Algorithm

A. Beiranvand; M.A. Ehyaei; A. Ahmadi; Jose Luz Silvaria

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 9-23

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2020.9998.1038

Abstract
  The high potential of solar energy in Iran, as well as the problem of air pollution, makes it increasingly inevitable that solar energy is used. In this study, the solar-powered Organic Rankine cycle (ORC) has been investigated. The solar-type collector is a flat plate collector. The energy, exergy, ...  Read More

Review Paper
3. Potential, Current Status, and Applications of Renewable Energy in Energy Sector of Iran: A Review

Pourkiaei S. Mohsen; F. Pourfayaz; R. Shirmohamadi; S. Moosavi; N. Khalilpoor

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 25-49

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2020.8841.1008

Abstract
  During the last decade, serious issues such as energy demand, depletion of fossil fuels and their environmental impacts draw attention towards renewable energy sources. In addition, the energy supply chain of Iran is deeply reliant upon fossil fuels. Further obstacles such as electricity blackouts in ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Exploration of Biomass for the Production of Bioethanol: “A Process Modelling and Simulation Study”

T. Oyegoke; M.Y. Sardauna; H.A. Abubakar; E. Obadiah

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 51-69

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2020.10287.1042

Abstract
  Bio-ethanol is a clean and renewable fuel that is significantly gaining attention, mainly via its major environmental benefits produced from diverse resources. The campaign for the establishment of biorefineries and encouragement of fossil fuels is gradually gaining greater attention. This research seeks ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Identifying Chaotic Behavior in Non-linear Vibration Energy Harvesting Systems

M. Mohammadpour; Seyed M. M. Modarres-Gheisari; P. Safarpour; R. Gavagsaz-Ghoachani; M. Zandi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 71-80

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2020.10240.1041

Abstract
  Large amplitude inter-well oscillations in bi-stable energy harvesters made them a proper energy harvesting choice due to high energy generation. However, the co-existence of the chaotic attractor in these harvesters could essentially decrease their efficiency. In this paper, an algorithm for detecting ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Potentiometry and Prioritizing of Renewable Energies Exploitation Case Study in Ardabil Province of Iran

S.Ollah Mohammadi-Aylar; M. Almassi; H. Bakhoda

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 81-90

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2020.10184.1039

Abstract
  Due to the needs of modern societies to provide their energy fully or partially from the renewable energy sources and its necessity as a main principle of sustainable development, its necessary to assess and evaluate renewable energy and its integrating for utilizing a part of consumed energy for societies ...  Read More

Technical Note
7. Utilization of Kitchen Waste-to-Energy: A Conceptual Note

Ravinder Kumar; Anand K. Bewoor; R. Alayi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 91-99

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.10367.1044

Abstract
  India’s rapid economic growth and change in lifestyle have increased the level of municipal solid waste (MSW) generation in the country. Metropolitan cities in India are contributing a major portion (in lakhs metric tons per day) of MSW. It is only due to the lack of availability of poor infrastructure ...  Read More

Original Article
8. Introducing an Optimal Model and Dimensions of Lightweight Membrane Canopy for Hot and Dry Climate of City of Semnan in Iran

S. Jafarian; E. Sarkardehee; D. Monsefi Parapari; M.R. Mojahedi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 101-110

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.10512.1048

Abstract
  In urban open spaces, especially in large cities with warm climates, users are experiencing high thermal loads, which causes thermal discomfort. Thermal comfort in open spaces can be improved; by shading. The problem is shading and protecting open spaces from stresses caused by overheating of the earth's ...  Read More

Original Article
9. Investigation of Afghanistan's Biogas Potential from Animal Waste

W. Rahimy; Gh. J. Laame; E. Acikkalp; S. Yerel Kandemir

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 111-116

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.10571.1049

Abstract
  Due to the increasing population growth and energy need, interest in renewable energy sources has increased in recent years. Biogas is one of the sustainable energy resources in the world. In cattle, ovine, and poultry farming, a large amount of fertilizer is produced in Afghanistan. These wastes are ...  Read More

Review Paper
10. Use of Solar Chimney in Renewable Energy Applications–A Review

H. Alm ElDin Mohamad; E. Medhat; ElSamadony M.; R. Mohamed; M. Muthu

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 117-128

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.10411.1045

Abstract
  Due to traditional energy resources problems, scientists looked for a new concept to face these problems. The Solar chimney is one of the promising concepts in renewable energy technology that needs performance enhancement, the proposed study aims at assessing the remarkable advances in the understanding ...  Read More

Original Article
11. Assessment of Greenhouse Heating/Cooling via Heat Pump for Herat-Afghanistan

G. Jafar Laame; W. Rahimy; S. Yerel Kandemir; E. Acikkalp

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 129-135

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.10573.1050

Abstract
  Energy is an essential need for living, and renewable energy sources are increasingly popular sustainable energy sources. Solar energy is an inexhaustible and clean, sustainable energy source in the world. In this study, heating of a greenhouse in Herat (Afghanistan) with a heat pump using solar energy ...  Read More

Original Article
12. Two-level DPC strategy based on FNN algorithm of DFIG-DRWT systems using two-level hysteresis controllers for reactive and active powers

H. Benbouhenni

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, Pages 137-146

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.10694.1053

Abstract
  In this paper, a novel switching table (ST) of the twelve sectors direct power command (DPC) strategy of doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) based dual rotor wind power (DRWP) is proposed using two-level hysteresis controllers for reactive and active power and feedforward neural networks (FNNs) algorithms. ...  Read More

1. Exploration of Biomass for the Production of Bioethanol: “A Process Modelling and Simulation Study”

T. Oyegoke; M.Y. Sardauna; H.A. Abubakar; E. Obadiah

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, , Pages 51-69

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2020.10287.1042

Abstract
  Bio-ethanol is a clean and renewable fuel that is significantly gaining attention, mainly via its major environmental benefits produced from diverse resources. The campaign for the establishment of biorefineries and encouragement of fossil fuels is gradually gaining greater attention. This research seeks ...  Read More

2. Design of Solar-powered Endurance Glider with Vortex Generators

Sh. Sham Dol; S. Shahid Pervaiz; M. Uzair; Sh. Khalid Bashir; M. Mustafa Elzughbi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, , Pages 1-8

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2020.9778.1037

Abstract
  The research aims at designing a solar endurance glider for an increased flight time. The constraints for design include reduction in weight compared to a typical glider and improving its aerodynamic performance by application of vortex generators on its wingspan. The design of each component was performed ...  Read More

3. Potential, Current Status, and Applications of Renewable Energy in Energy Sector of Iran: A Review

Pourkiaei S. Mohsen; F. Pourfayaz; R. Shirmohamadi; S. Moosavi; N. Khalilpoor

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, , Pages 25-49

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2020.8841.1008

Abstract
  During the last decade, serious issues such as energy demand, depletion of fossil fuels and their environmental impacts draw attention towards renewable energy sources. In addition, the energy supply chain of Iran is deeply reliant upon fossil fuels. Further obstacles such as electricity blackouts in ...  Read More

4. Utilization of Kitchen Waste-to-Energy: A Conceptual Note

Ravinder Kumar; Anand K. Bewoor; R. Alayi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, , Pages 91-99

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.10367.1044

Abstract
  India’s rapid economic growth and change in lifestyle have increased the level of municipal solid waste (MSW) generation in the country. Metropolitan cities in India are contributing a major portion (in lakhs metric tons per day) of MSW. It is only due to the lack of availability of poor infrastructure ...  Read More

5. Energy, Exergy, and Economic Analyses and Optimization of Solar Organic Rankine Cycle with Multi-objective Particle Swarm Algorithm

A. Beiranvand; M.A. Ehyaei; A. Ahmadi; Jose Luz Silvaria

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021, , Pages 9-23

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2020.9998.1038

Abstract
  The high potential of solar energy in Iran, as well as the problem of air pollution, makes it increasingly inevitable that solar energy is used. In this study, the solar-powered Organic Rankine cycle (ORC) has been investigated. The solar-type collector is a flat plate collector. The energy, exergy, ...  Read More

Original Article
1. Exploration of Biomass for the Production of Bioethanol: “A Techno-Economic Feasibility Study of Using Rice (Oryza Sativa) Husk”

T. Oyegoke; E. Obadiah; Y. S. Sardauna MOHAMMED; O. Alao BAMIGBALA; O. A. Oluwarotimi OWOLABI; T. Tongshuwar GEOFFREY; A. Oyegoke; A. Onadeji

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 December 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2020.10288.1043

Abstract
  Increasing energy demand and fossil fuel dependency have increased interest in bioethanol production in recent years. The use of conventional saccharine and starchy materials for ethanol production is prohibitive as it is a threat to food security. As such, rice husk poses to be of great value, providing ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Optimization, Sensitivity Analysis, and Techno-Economic Evaluation of a Multi-Source System for an Urban Community: a Case Study

R. Alayi; Syed R. Seydnouri; M. Jahangeri; A. Maarif

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 June 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.10752.1054

Abstract
  Given the decline of non-renewable energy sources, trying to find new technologies and ways to supply energy and reduce fuel consumption is one of the top priorities of the world. One of the new technologies is fuel cell technology, which has received very little attention in Iran so far, and there is ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Investigation of Solar-Driven Hydroxy Gas Production System performance Integrated with Photovoltaic Panels with Single-Axis Tracking System

F. Salek; M. Rahnama; H. Eshghi; Meisam Babaie; M. M. Naserian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 June 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.10768.1056

Abstract
  In this study, a solar driven alkaline electrolyzer producer of hydroxy gas is proposed which is integrated with photovoltaic panels with single-axis north-south solar tracking system. The main novelty of this work is providing transient analysis of integration of alkaline electrolyzer to the PV panels ...  Read More

Publisher:
Shahrood University of Technology

Director-in-Charge:
  Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi

Editor-in-Chief:
  Hashem Oraee

Associate Editor-in-Chief:
  Majid Amidpour

Manager:
  Ali Meskaryan


Print ISSN: 2717-252X

Online ISSN: 2676-7430

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