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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).
 

 

 

Research Note Photovoltaic Systems
1. Development of a Simple Model to Estimate Entropy Generation of Earth

A. Ahmadi; M. A. Ehyaei

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 135-141

Abstract
  Entropy generation can be caused by the energy transfer from a high-temperature recourse to a low-temperature resource; this is defined by the second law of thermodynamics. This phenomenon can occur for the Earth by transferring the solar energy from the sun to the earth. The process of entropy generation ...  Read More

Original Article
2. An Experimental Study on Producing a Sustainable Diesel-like Fuel from Waste Engine Oil

E. Bani-Hani; F. Alkhatib; A. Sedaghat; A, Alkhazzam; F. Al-Dousari; O. Al-Saad

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 143-150

Abstract
  Used engine oil is one of the most environment pollutants that is produced in large quantities. Methods of recycling and reuse of the oil are important for sustainable environment. In this work, a new experimental method is proposed for producing diesel-like fuel from the waste engine oil. The study ...  Read More

Review Paper Wind Energy
3. A New Method for Real Time Economic Dispatch Solution Including Wind Farms

H. Berahmandpour; Sh. Kouhsari; H. Rastegar

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 151-160

Abstract
  Economic dispatch in the presence of wind farms is of high interest in power system operational planning. Due to the uncertainty of wind speed and wind power, a probabilistic model is needed for application in economic dispatch solution. The weibull probability distribution function is a common tool ...  Read More

Original Article Photovoltaic Systems
4. Global Solar Radiation, Sunshine-hour Distribution, and Clearness Index: A Case Study of Sub-Sahara Region in Nigeria

N.O. Adeniji; J.O. Adeniji; O. Ojeikere

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 161-174

Abstract
  Global solar radiation is the sum total of all radiation reaching the earth surface i.e. it includes: the direct and the diffused solar radiation reaching the earth surface. The instrument used for measuring this very important component arriving from the whole hemisphere is the pyranometer. This is ...  Read More

Original Article Solar Thermal Engineering
5. Thermodynamic and Exergy Analyses of a Novel Solar-Powered CO2 Transcritical Power Cycle with Recovery of Cryogenic LNG Using Stirling Engines

A. Naseri; M. Fazlikhani; M. Sadeghzadeh; A. Naeimi; M. Bidi; Seyyed H. Tabatabaei

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 175-185

Abstract
  In this paper, a novel CO2 transcritical power cycle which is driven by solar energy integrated by a cryogenic LNG recovery unit is investigated. In the proposed cycle, the condenser unit of the CO2 power cycle is replaced by a Stirling engine. Thermodynamic and exergy analyses are carried out to evaluate ...  Read More

Original Article
6. A Case Study on Effect of Inclination Angle on Performance of Photovoltaic Solar Thermal Collector in Forced Fluid Mode

Sakhr M. Sultan; C. P. Tso; Ervina Efzan M. N

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 187-196

Abstract
  A case study is conducted to evaluate the photovoltaic (PV) performance in a horizontal and in an inclined PV solar thermal collector (PVT) for two different PVT geometries; the series flow and the parallel series flow. It is shown that the series flow gives a better photovoltaic performance at a horizontal ...  Read More

Original Article
7. An Exergy Analysis of a 250 MW Thermal Power Plant

A. Kumar; K.C. Nikam; A.K. Behura

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 197-204

Abstract
  Exergy analysis of a 250 MW power plant is done in this study. Thermal performance analysis using MATLAB calculation tool has been done. Exergy destruction phenomenon and Exergetic efficiency is calculated for various components of 250 MW coal fired subcritical power plant. The calculated overall plant ...  Read More

Original Article
8. Generation Management Analysis of a Stand-alone Photovoltaic System with Battery

R. Alayi; F. Jahanbin

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 205-209

Abstract
  The purpose of this research is to supply the electricity required by renewable energies used by the photovoltaic cell, in this regard, have been using the type of crystal silicon photovoltaic cells. The used software with this regard is Homer. Homer is capable of simulating renewable energies to monitor ...  Read More

Original Article
9. Modeling and Technical Analysis of Solar Tracking System to Find Optimal Angle for Maximum Power Generation using MOPSO Algorithm

H. Pourderogar; H. Harasii; R. Alayi; Seyed H. Delbari; M. Sadeghzadeh; A.R. Javaherbakhsh

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 211-222

Abstract
  This paper aims to determine the optimal performance characteristics of a solar tracking system in order to maximize the power generation through using the MOPSO algorithm. Considering the sun path during a day, the necessity of using solar tracking systems to achieve the maximum power output from photovoltaic ...  Read More

Original Article
10. Turbocharged Diesel Engine Power Production Enhancement: Proposing a Novel Thermal-Driven Supercharging System based on Kalina Cycle

F. Salek; Alireza Eskandary Nasrabad; M. M. Naserian

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 223-234

Abstract
  In this paper, a novel thermal driven supercharging system for downsizing of a turbocharged diesel engine is proposed. Furthermore, Kalina cycle has been used as waste heat recovery system to run the mounted supercharging system. The waste heat of air in engine exhaust and intake pipes is converted to ...  Read More

Original Article
11. Thermo-Economic Assessment and Optimization of Actual Heat Engine Performance by Implemention of NSGA II

M. Ghazvini; S.M. Pourkiaei; F. Pourfayaz

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 235-245

Abstract
  Finding a superior evaluation for an irreversible actual heat engine (irreversible Carnot heat engine) can be mentioned as the substantial purpose of this study. To obtain this purpose, the considered criteria are Ecological Coefficient of Performance (ECOP), exergetic performance coefficient thermo-economic, ...  Read More

Original Article
12. Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis of Economic Feasibility of Establishing Wind Power Plant in Kerman, Iran

M.R. Amirrud; M. Shahin

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 247-260

Abstract
  Wind energy is considered as a precious replacement for fossil fuels in electricity generation. In this regard, many governments (e.g. Iran) tend to support development of this type of renewable energy source. However, fluctuations in Iran’s economic conditions and uncertainty in available wind ...  Read More

1. Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis of Economic Feasibility of Establishing Wind Power Plant in Kerman, Iran

M.R. Amirrud; M. Shahin

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 247-260

Abstract
  Wind energy is considered as a precious replacement for fossil fuels in electricity generation. In this regard, many governments (e.g. Iran) tend to support development of this type of renewable energy source. However, fluctuations in Iran’s economic conditions and uncertainty in available wind ...  Read More

2. A Case Study on Effect of Inclination Angle on Performance of Photovoltaic Solar Thermal Collector in Forced Fluid Mode

Sakhr M. Sultan; C. P. Tso; Ervina Efzan M. N

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 187-196

Abstract
  A case study is conducted to evaluate the photovoltaic (PV) performance in a horizontal and in an inclined PV solar thermal collector (PVT) for two different PVT geometries; the series flow and the parallel series flow. It is shown that the series flow gives a better photovoltaic performance at a horizontal ...  Read More

Photovoltaic Systems
3. Development of a Simple Model to Estimate Entropy Generation of Earth

A. Ahmadi; M. A. Ehyaei

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 135-141

Abstract
  Entropy generation can be caused by the energy transfer from a high-temperature recourse to a low-temperature resource; this is defined by the second law of thermodynamics. This phenomenon can occur for the Earth by transferring the solar energy from the sun to the earth. The process of entropy generation ...  Read More

Solar Thermal Engineering
4. Thermodynamic and Exergy Analyses of a Novel Solar-Powered CO2 Transcritical Power Cycle with Recovery of Cryogenic LNG Using Stirling Engines

A. Naseri; M. Fazlikhani; M. Sadeghzadeh; A. Naeimi; M. Bidi; Seyyed H. Tabatabaei

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 175-185

Abstract
  In this paper, a novel CO2 transcritical power cycle which is driven by solar energy integrated by a cryogenic LNG recovery unit is investigated. In the proposed cycle, the condenser unit of the CO2 power cycle is replaced by a Stirling engine. Thermodynamic and exergy analyses are carried out to evaluate ...  Read More

5. An Exergy Analysis of a 250 MW Thermal Power Plant

A. Kumar; K.C. Nikam; A.K. Behura

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 197-204

Abstract
  Exergy analysis of a 250 MW power plant is done in this study. Thermal performance analysis using MATLAB calculation tool has been done. Exergy destruction phenomenon and Exergetic efficiency is calculated for various components of 250 MW coal fired subcritical power plant. The calculated overall plant ...  Read More

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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 October 2020

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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 November 2020

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 the Energy sector of Iran: A review

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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 December 2020

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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 14 December 2020

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. 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

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
6. Identifying Chaotic Behavior in Non-linear Vibration Energy Harvesting Systems

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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 January 2021

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
7. Potentiometry and prioritizing of renewable energies exploitation Case study in Ardabil province of Iran

S.Ollah Mohammadi-Aylar; M. Almassi; H. Ba khoda

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 January 2021

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

Ravinder Kumar; Anand K. Bewoor; Reza Alayi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 February 2021

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
9. 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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 April 2021

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
10. Investigation of Afghanistan's Biogas Potential from Animal Waste

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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 April 2021

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
11. Use of Solar Chimney in renewable energy applications–A review

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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 April 2021

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
12. Assessment of Greenhouse Heating/Cooling via Heat Pump for Herat-Afghanistan

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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 April 2021

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

H. Benbouhenni

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

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

Original Article
14. 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

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
15. 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

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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