Wind Energy
1. Experimental Investigation on a Ducted Savonius Vertical Axis Wind Turbine and its Performance Comparison with and without Endplates

N. Mishra; A. Jain; A. Nair; B. Khanna; S. Mitra

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 1-9

  As the energy demand is growing and fossil fuel based energy resources are getting depleted, there has been an increased focus on the use of renewable energy resources. Wind energy is a highly suitable energy resource that can be harvested for the purpose. This research deals with the design and fabrication ...  Read More

Photovoltaic Systems
2. 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

  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

Wind Energy
3. Use of Rayleigh Distribution Method for Assessment of Wind Energy Output in Cleveland–Ohio

RSR Gorla; M. K. Pallikonda; G. Walunj

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 11-18

  In the developed world, energy is one of the major factors and research is focusing on renewable energy. The global warming, CO2, NOX and limited fossil fuel are the research areas that are important. Renewable energy may be generated by wind, water, wave, solar and biomass. In this article, we are studying ...  Read More

4. 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

  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

Ocean Thermal Energy
5. Heat Transfer Enhancement Using Augmented Tubes for Desalination Using Fuzzy-TOPSIS Approach

R. Kaushal; R. Kumar

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 19-26

  The paper deals with falling film heat transfer across horizontal copper tubes at different tube surface geometries, mass flow rates, heat fluxes and weight percentage of salt in water salt solution at atmospheric pressure. The falling film heat transfer coefficient is significantly affected by heat ...  Read More

Wind Energy
6. 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

  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

Electricity Generation by Green Energy Sources
7. Benefits and Limitations of Waste-to-Energy Conversion in Iran

A. Ahmadi; F. Esmaeilion; A. Esmaeilion; M. A. Ehyaei; J. L. Silveira

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 27-45

  Until 2026, the annual rate of municipal solid waste production will increase and the per capita waste generation in Iran will be 0.6 kg/ In this paper, the process of conversion of waste-to-energy in Iran is investigated and the future situation is estimated. Also, the trend of waste management ...  Read More

Photovoltaic Systems
8. 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

  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

Photovoltaic Systems
9. Applications of multi-Criteria Decision-Making (MCDM) Methods in Renewable Energy Development: A Review

M. Lak Kamari; H. Isvand; M. Alhuyi Nazari

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 47-54

  Renewable energies are noticeably developing due to their various advantages such as low greenhouse gases emission, availability and their reducing cost trend. In order to achieve the favorable objectives in energy projects, it is crucial to consider all the related parameters affecting the decision ...  Read More

Solar Thermal Engineering
10. 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

  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

Fuel Cells
11. Modeling Heat and Power Generation for Green Buildings based on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Renewable Fuels (Biogas)

M. Beigzadeh; F. Pourfayaz; S.M. Pourkiaei

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 55-63

  The use of green buildings is increasing these days and many activities in order to improve the efficiency of this type of constructions have been done by the advancement of technology. Fuel cells are one of equipment which have been used to generate power and heat for residential buildings in recent ...  Read More

12. 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

  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

Systems with Low Energy Consumption
13. 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

  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

14. 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

  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

Electricity Generation by Green Energy Sources
15. Predicting Optimum Spark Timing of a Biofuel Four Stroke Spark Ignition Combustion Engine

M. Farzaneh-Gord; H. Hajializadeh; A. H. Sarabandi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 75-83

  There has been an increasing interest in the enhancement the efficiency and functionality of engines, particularly petrol ones, in recent years. In this paper, four stroke spark ignition internal combustion engine cycle has been simulated based on first law of thermodynamics. The second law analysis ...  Read More

16. 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

  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

Energy Policy
17. Role of Energy Supply and demand Fluctuations in Macroeconomic Development of Iran

Seyed M. Mortazavi; S. Garoosi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 85-92

  Energy plays an essential role in the economic and social development of all countries around the world, and its consumption is rising considerably due to the fast industrial development and increasing the standards of living. However, due to the high dependency on fossil fuel resources by all the developed ...  Read More

18. 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

  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

Fuel Cells
19. Numerical Investigation of Gas Channel Geometry of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

Haleh Sadeghi; I. Mirzaee; Sh. Khalilarya; N. Ahmadi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 93-114

  In present research, a three-dimensional, single phase proton-exchange membrane fuel cell has been simulated numerically. The governing equations have been solved using finite volume scheme and the obtained results have been validated against famous published data which showed proper conformity. The ...  Read More

20. 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

  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

Geothermal Energy Systems
21. Thermal Analysis of Organic Rankine Cycle Using Different Organic Fluids

H. Mohamed; E. Bani-Hani; M. EL Haj Assad

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 115-121

  A thermodynamic analysis based on first law of thermodynamics of organic Rankine cycle (ORC) was presented to find out effect of organic fluid selection on the cycle efficiency and power output.Different configurations of ORCs with and without Internal Heat Exchanger (IHE) were used. The criteria for ...  Read More

22. 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

  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

Low-carbon Technologies
23. Energy and Exergy Assessment of a New Heat Recovery Method in a Cement Factory

M. Jalili; R. Cheraghi; M. M. Reisi; R. Ghasempour

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 123-134

  Cement plants are one of the massive energy consumers and greenhouse gas producers. Processes that are carried out in a cement factory have considerable energy losses which are mostly happening because of exhausted gases and airflow for cooling the clinker. Energy consumption in a regular plant is 25% ...  Read More

24. 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

  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