Volume 2 (2021)
Volume 1 (2020)

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3

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5

Number of Articles

76

Number of Contributors

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76

Acceptance Rate

60

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7

Number of Reviewers

4403

Accept Date (Days)

70

Renewable Energy Research and Applications (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 Applications 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. 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

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 1-19

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

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 21-30

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; M. Babaie; M. M. Naserian

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 31-40

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

Original Article Electricity Generation by Green Energy Sources
4. Design and Simulation of Grid Connected Solar Si-Poly Photovoltaic Plant Using PVsyst For Pune, India Location

P. Rajendra Jagadale; A. Bhimji Choudhari; S. Sanjay Jadhav

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 41-49

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.11057.1069

Abstract
  During past decades, increasing energy demand across the world fueled energy production significantly, which lead to environmental impacts such as Global warming, depletion of the ozone layer, it also endangered the Species. Hence, the whole world started shifting towards green energy generation, eliminating ...  Read More

Original Article Wind Energy
5. CFD Analysis of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine with Winglets

Sh.Sh. Dol; A. Khamis; M. T. Abdallftah; M. Fares; S. Sh. Pervaiz

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 51-59

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.11122.1074

Abstract
  The current research illustrates the optimization of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) blades with implementation of added winglets displaying improved self-starting capabilities. The application of improved design is to be utilized in a university campus located in United Arab Emirates (UAE) in order ...  Read More

Original Article Wind Energy
6. Investigation of Wind energy potential in Zanjan province, Iran

Sh. Mohammadi; A. Maleki; R. Ehsani; O. Shakouri

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 61-70

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.10682.1052

Abstract
  The present study aims to investigate the possibility of using wind energy in some regions of Zanjan province. The current research concentrates on computing the wind energy potential and wind power density. Furthermore, some features related to wind for two locations in Zanjan province have been obtained. ...  Read More

Original Article Energy Policy
7. Analysis of a Proper Strategy for Solar Energy Deployment in Iran using SWOT Matrix

Z. Molamohamadi; M.R. Talaei

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 71-78

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.11011.1066

Abstract
  This paper aims to analyze and identify the most appropriate strategies to deploy solar energy in Iran. For this purpose, in a comprehensive framework of strategy development, the internal and external factors of general and specific environment were determined. Then, four different strategies, including ...  Read More

Technical Note Electricity Generation by Green Energy Sources
8. Determining Optimal Arrangement of Distributed Generations in Microgrids to Supply Electrical and Thermal Demands using Improved Shuffled Frog Leaping Algorithm

Sh. Momen; J. Nikoukar; M. Gandomkar

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 79-92

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.11130.1075

Abstract
  Global warming and prices of energy carriers within political conflicts between different nations, are some of the problems for traditional energy production and economic dispatch. In traditional generation systems, about 25 percentage of energy is wasted, and the presence of Distributed Energy Resources ...  Read More

Original Article Wind Energy
9. Numerical Modeling of Wind Distribution Around a Tall Building in a 3D Urban Environment

M. Ahmadi; S.A.A. Mirjalily; Seyed A. A. Oloomi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 93-102

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.11110.1073

Abstract
  This study applies an appropriate turbulence model to simulate the wind distribution in a 3D urban area around a tall building as a bluff body which is one of the most important research topics due to the increasing concerns about human health risks due to air pollution in recent decades. Hybrid RANS/LES ...  Read More

Original Article Solar Thermal Engineering
10. Optimization of Heat Transfer in an Enclosure with a Trombe Wall and Solar Chimney

A.R. Shateri; I. Pishkar; Sh. Mohammad Beigi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 103-114

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.11370.1086

Abstract
  Trombe walls and solar chimneys have been widely used by the construction industry for many years to heat buildings. In this study, the heat conductance of a Trombe wall was simulated and studied. The equations related to energy and momentum were solved numerically by use of the technique of control ...  Read More

Original Article Energy Policy
11. Development and Prioritization of Green Supply Chain Strategies and Renewable Energies in Uncertainty Conditions

M. Mohamadi Janaki; M. A. Sobhanallahi; A.R. Arshadi Khamseh

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 115-129

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.11388.1090

Abstract
  The trend of the fourth industrial revolution in the field of energy, like other sectors, indicates that the path of production, development and approaches to energy use in the world is changing every day. This change can be seen in the growth of new energy production in developed countries by renewable ...  Read More

Original Article Electricity Generation by Green Energy Sources
12. Energy Management in a Smart Grid Including Demand Response Programs Considering Internet of Things

A.H. Bolurian; H.R. Akbari; T. Daemi; S.A.A. Mirjalily; S. Mousavi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 131-141

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.11408.1092

Abstract
  This paper proposes an integrated energy management system for grid-connected microgrids, taking into account the demand response programs, fossil fuel-based generators, renewable energy sources and energy storage systems. In the proposed approach, the constraints of the problem are considered jointly ...  Read More

Electricity Generation by Green Energy Sources
1. Design and Simulation of Grid Connected Solar Si-Poly Photovoltaic Plant Using PVsyst For Pune, India Location

P. Rajendra Jagadale; A. Bhimji Choudhari; S. Sanjay Jadhav

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, , Pages 41-49

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.11057.1069

Abstract
  During past decades, increasing energy demand across the world fueled energy production significantly, which lead to environmental impacts such as Global warming, depletion of the ozone layer, it also endangered the Species. Hence, the whole world started shifting towards green energy generation, eliminating ...  Read More

2. 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

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, , Pages 1-19

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

3. 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

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, , Pages 21-30

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

4. Investigation of Solar-Driven Hydroxy Gas Production System Performance Integrated with Photovoltaic Panels with Single-Axis Tracking System

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

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, , Pages 31-40

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

Wind Energy
5. CFD Analysis of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine with Winglets

Sh.Sh. Dol; A. Khamis; M. T. Abdallftah; M. Fares; S. Sh. Pervaiz

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, , Pages 51-59

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.11122.1074

Abstract
  The current research illustrates the optimization of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) blades with implementation of added winglets displaying improved self-starting capabilities. The application of improved design is to be utilized in a university campus located in United Arab Emirates (UAE) in order ...  Read More

Review Paper Energy Policy
1. An Investigation into Energy and Cost of Strategies that can Mitigate Risk of Covid-19 Transmission

M. Monfared; E. Hasani Alavy; M. Khanpoor Siahdarka; F. Rahnama

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 February 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.11375.1088

Abstract
  In order to systematically reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection in indoor space, it’s important to understand the building design strategies and air quality enhancement methods that set to mitigate this threat. This paper aims to introduce the different HVAC technologies used to mitigate the ...  Read More

Review Paper Energy Policy
2. COVID-19 and renewable energy: The need for a comprehensive review

M. Shiri Dezaki; Z. Zandian Sefiddashti; M. Jahangiri; A. Haghani; A. Tahmasebi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 February 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11394.1091

Abstract
  The outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in late 2019 and its eventual transformation into a global pandemic caused a shock wave across countries. The renewable energy (RE) sector, which has always been one of the leading areas for promoting environmental sustainability, has not been spared from ...  Read More

Original Article Transformation of Generated Electricity by Renewable Energies to Grid
3. Sensitivity Analysis in a Multi-Carrier Energy Hub System through Electrical and Thermal Profile Procurement

M. Mahmoudian; S. Sadi; J. Gholami; Alirza Karimi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 February 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11508.1095

Abstract
  This paper is dealt with energy hub systems in order to evaluate the sensitivity analysis of output power carriers in terms of input electricity and natural gas. Unlike the recent works which were solitary concentrated at operational cost minimization, in this research not only the energy carriers of ...  Read More

Original Article Fuel Cells
4. A Comparative Analysis and Optimization of Two Supersonic Hybrid Solid Oxide Fuel Cell and Turbine-Less Jet Engine Propulsion Systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

M. Rostami; A.H. Farajollahi; M. Marefati; R. Fili; F. Bagherpor

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 March 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.11173.1076

Abstract
  The propulsion system of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) plays an essential role in its performance, stability and flight endurance. In this study, two types of propulsion systems for UAV (differentiated based on fuel type) are studied to determine their characteristics and advantages. These proposed ...  Read More

Original Article Fuel Cells
5. Reinforcing Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with an Innovative Combined Flow Field

M. Rostami; A. H. Farajollahi; F. Bagherpor; V. Sfandiyar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 March 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.11214.1081

Abstract
  Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) produce high power density efficiently and in a pollution-free way. Therefore, it is employed in UAVs. Flow fields play key role in the performance of PEMFC-powered UAVs. In this study, a novel flow field named modified combined was introduced and investigated ...  Read More

Original Article Electricity Generation by Green Energy Sources
6. Renewable Energy’s Potential Scrutiny by PVSYST and RETSCREEN Softwares Case study: Khoy Province

H. Ashofteh; A. Behzadi Forough

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 March 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11274.1082

Abstract
  Energy is one of the most critical factors in economic development, but achieving sustainable development is impossible without environmental protection and improving economic conditions. If a country is dependent on energy, any structural reform policies to reduce energy consumption may reduce economic ...  Read More

Original Article Low-carbon Technologies
7. Economic Analysis and Energy Utilization of Renewable Energy to Supply Electric Charge with Approach of Storage Resources

F. Shateri Aliabad; Y. Ebazadeh; R. Alayi; I. Suwarno; A. Najafi; S. Ollah Mohammadi-Aylar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 March 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11526.1098

Abstract
  In this research, technical and economic analysis of the use of storage devices in the hybrid system of wind and solar is performed with the aim of providing a maximum electrical load of residential buildings. To this aim, two scenarios of grid-connected and off-grid system have been studied. two parameters ...  Read More

Original Article Photovoltaic Systems
8. Cooling of photovoltaic panel equipped with single circular heat pipe: Experimental study

Hossein Eshghi; Mostafa Kahani; mohammad Zamen

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 April 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11523.1097

Abstract
  The cooling process of photovoltaic (PV) panel is one the main issue in in the field of solar systems. The temperature of solar cells increases when solar radiation and also ambient temperature increase. Increasing the cell temperature reduces the electrical output power of the panels as well as their ...  Read More

Original Article Transformation of Generated Electricity by Renewable Energies to Grid
9. Reliability modeling of different types of electric vehicles in renewable applications

Amir Ghaedi; Mehrdad Mahmoudian; Reza Sedaghati

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 April 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11711.1103

Abstract
  The widespread growing of electric vehicles (EVs) in distribution networks could be a variety of challenges and opportunities for the electricity network. This issue is important because the owners of electric vehicles are trying to maximize their profits, which in turn can cause many problems such as ...  Read More

Original Article Biomass Energy Sources
10. Aboveground Biomass and Fuel value Index of the Selected Tree Species for Fuelwood production in Ethiopia

Gemechu Jebeso Morketo; Miftah Fekadu; Tatek Dajenie

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 April 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11769.1110

Abstract
  The present study investigated appropriate tree species for biomass energy utilization by determining trees' dry biomass and fuel value index, taking into account that developing countries rely heavily on fuelwood for energy consumption. In Ethiopia, biomass currently meets more than 89.5% of total ...  Read More

Original Article Systems with Low Energy Consumption
11. Optimal Energy Resource Planning and Combined Heat and Power Sizing in a Residential Area to Supply Electrical and Thermal Demand in a Reconfigured Power Grid

Seyed E. Hoseini; M. Simab; B. Bahmani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 May 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11568.1099

Abstract
  The argument of power systems planning in home microgrids has become one of the burning topics in optimization studies today among the researchers. Since the installation and use of high-capacity energy sources in power systems have many limitations and constraints, so part of the perspective of power ...  Read More

Original Article Photovoltaic Systems
12. Techno-Economic and Environmental Analysis of Floating Photovoltaic Power Plants: A Case Study of Iran

M. Mirzaei Omrani; M. Mirzaei Omrani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 May 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11726.1104

Abstract
  Solar energy as renewable and clean energy has a remarkable share in improving the water-energy-food nexus. However, due to occupying a vast area of land, the development of large-scale photovoltaic systems is a serious challenge, particularly in regions with land restrictions. As a solution, it is argued ...  Read More

Original Article
13. Estimating Solar Energy Potential in Eritrea: a GIS-based Approach

M. G. Ghebrezgabher; A. K. Weldegabir

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 May 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11737.1106

Abstract
  The request to improve electric supply in Eritrea has motivated the country to look for alternative energy resources to enhance existing power. Eritrea, being in tropics, is well situated to harvest solar energy to improve its power supply status. Although several solar energy projects have been initiated, ...  Read More

Original Article Energy Policy
14. Effective Environmental Factors on Efficiency of Office Buildings Staff in a Cold Semi-Arid Climate (Case Study: Kermanshah)

M. Ansari Manesh; E. Sarkardehee; S. Jafarian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 May 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11758.1108

Abstract
  Human beings spend most of their time in indoor environments. A large part of people around the world work and live in urban areas. Economic productivity is an important goal of different buildings, especially office buildings. Various factors play a role in economic productivity, including reducing ...  Read More

Original Article Tide, Wave and Hydro Power
15. Dynamic Response of a Combined Spar-Type FOWT and OWC-WEC by a Simplified Approach

A. Abazari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 May 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11768.1109

Abstract
  The combination of offshore wind turbines and wave energy converters has recently been the focus of researchers. Many types of converters have been installed on the offshore platform in the design step, and the performance of these hybrid systems has been investigated. The oscillating water column converter ...  Read More

Original Article Electricity Generation by Green Energy Sources
16. Outage Probability Analysis of Wireless Energy Harvesting-assisted Networks Considering Dual Energy-Data Channel Models

S. Poursheikhali

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 May 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11848.1119

Abstract
  In this paper, an energy harvesting assisted wireless network is considered where a source, contrary to the conventional networks, harvests its required energy via two independent energy channels. In addition, we assume a destination terminal, which receives interference signals along with the data transferred ...  Read More

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