Original Article 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

Abstract
  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

Original Article Wind Energy
2. 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

Abstract
  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

Original Article Ocean Thermal Energy
3. 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

Abstract
  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

Research Note Electricity Generation by Green Energy Sources
4. 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

Abstract
  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/person.day. 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

Review Paper Photovoltaic Systems
5. 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

Abstract
  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

Original Article Fuel Cells
6. 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

Abstract
  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

Technical Note Systems with Low Energy Consumption
7. 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

Original Article Electricity Generation by Green Energy Sources
8. 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

Abstract
  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

Original Article Energy Policy
9. 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

Abstract
  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

Original Article Fuel Cells
10. 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

Abstract
  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

Original Article Geothermal Energy Systems
11. 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

Abstract
  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

Original Article Low-carbon Technologies
12. 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

Abstract
  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