Solar Thermal Engineering
1. 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

2. 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

Systems with Low Energy Consumption
3. Implementation of a Zero-energy Building Scheme for a Hot and Dry Climate Region in Iran (a Case Study, Yazd)

Seyyed M. Mirlohi; M. Sadeghzadeh; R. Kumar; Mehdi Ghassemieh

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 65-74

Abstract
  In this research, a plan to implement a zero-energy building (ZEB) for a hot and dry climate region of Iran (Yazd) is introduced and a comparison with a typical house of that climate is performed. Based on climate conditions, several active or passive methods are available in order to create a balance ...  Read More