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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 Solar Thermal Engineering
Energy Management for a Random Outage Grid-tied Hybrid Photo-voltaic Solar-Thermal Energy System for Health Center Applications

Selfa Johnson Zwalnan; Nanchen Nimyel Caleb; Peter Muar Kamtu; Pahalson Cornelius Dawap

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2024, Pages 131-145

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.13361.1232

Abstract
  This research proposes and evaluates an enhanced open-loop photovoltaic evacuated tube solar thermal collector hybrid energy system based on the developed multi-objective energy management strategy that manages and coordinates the hybrid system with a randomly unreliable grid power source to meet the ...  Read More

Other Wind Energy
Wind Energy Potential Assessment in Douala Airport, and Identification of Favorable Areas in Vicinity

Cyrille Rodrigue Enone Ellah; Alban Fabrice Lionel Epée; Judith Francisca Ngbara Touafio; Cyrille Mezoue Adiang; Ruben Martin Mouangue

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2024, Pages 147-157

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.13304.1227

Abstract
  This study aims to identify a favorable area for wind energy exploitation in the Littoral region of Cameroon. The study used data collected by the meteorological service at Douala International Airport. A probabilistic method based on the Weibull distribution with two parameters was used to assess the ...  Read More

Original Article Electricity Generation by Green Energy Sources
Potential of Accelerated Integration of Solar Electrification in Kenya’s Energy System

Cedric Okinda; Dominic Samoita; Charles Nzila

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2024, Pages 159-170

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.13298.1229

Abstract
  The global electricity demand is rapidly growing due to population increase and industrialization. However, the reliance on fossil fuels and other non-renewable energy resources has resulted in climate change and other unsustainability-related issues. This study aims to determine the significant penetration ...  Read More

Original Article Biomass Energy Sources
Assessment and Biogas Production from Leftover Food in Main Campus of Ambo University in a Batch Anaerobic Digestion

Asefa Keneni Negassa; addisu turura

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2024, Pages 171-179

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.12652.1200

Abstract
  The objective of this study was to assess and evaluate the biogas yield of food wastes generated from the main campus of Ambo University's student cafeteria in a batch anaerobic digestion. Food waste from preprocessing and leftover from the student cafeteria were collected and measured. Standard techniques ...  Read More

Original Article Biomass Energy Sources
Performance Evaluation of a Thermal Barrier-coated CI Engine using Waste Oil Biodiesel Blends

Praveen Kumar G Yadav; Din Bandhu; Jayasimha K. Reddy; Meenakshi R. Reddy; Chadaram Srinivasu; Ganesh Babu Katam

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2024, Pages 181-193

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.12828.1206

Abstract
  Recycling plastics into energy sources is the most promising method for cutting down on pollution and trash. In this regard, predictions of adiabatic engines using pistons with thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) were made to reduce in-cylinder heat rejection, safeguard the underlying metallic surfaces from ...  Read More

Original Article Fuel Cells
A Comparative Investigation of L-Serpentine and Single Serpentine Flow Fields Efficiency in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Amarnath Gundalabhagavan; Veeresh Babu Alur; Ganesh Babu Katam; Kshitij Bhosale

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2024, Pages 195-209

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.12943.1213

Abstract
  Fuel cells have been identified as a promising technology to meet future electric power requirements. Out of various fuel cells, Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC) has been staged up as they can operate at low temperatures and also have high power density. In this article, the flow field design ...  Read More

Original Article Photovoltaic Systems
A New Global Maximum Power Point Algorithm for Dynamic Shading Patterns of Partial Shading

Pankaj Verma; Bharat Gangal; Gaurav Jain; Ravi Hada

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2024, Pages 211-220

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.12408.1180

Abstract
  Most of the partial shading maximum power point tracking methods have been designed for the static shading pattern of the partial shading conditions, however, the irradiance pattern may change further when in partial shading mode. Therefore, to cover this research gap, a global maximum power point control ...  Read More

Review Paper Biomass Energy Sources
A Review of Challenges to Adoption of Biodiesel as a Biesel Substitute in India

Madhurjya Saikia; Pranjal Sarmah; Partha P Borthakur

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2024, Pages 221-227

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.13161.1222

Abstract
  Biodiesel, derived from biomass, offers significant environmental advantages by reducing CO2 and CO emissions and promoting energy self-sufficiency. Currently, biodiesel remains limited to DG sets used by a small number of farmers in India, with minimal adoption in the transportation sector. Numerous ...  Read More

Original Article Applications of Machine Learning Algorithms in Renewable Energies
LSTM and XGBoost Models for 24-hour Ahead Forecast of PV Power from Direct Irradiation

Kossoko Babatoundé Audace Didavi; Richard Gilles Agbokpanzo; Bienvenu Macaire Agbomahena

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2024, Pages 229-241

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.12880.1209

Abstract
  In this work, the photovoltaic power forecast for the next 24 hours by combining a time series forecasting model (LSTM) and a regression model (XGBoost) from direct irradiation only is performed. Several meteorological parameters such as irradiance, ambient temperature, wind speed, relative humidity, ...  Read More

Original Article Energy Policy
Development of a New Method in Exergy Analysis of a CSP Plant

Moslem Akbari Vakilabadi; Sadegh Nikbakht Naserabad; Alireza Binesh

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2024, Pages 243-258

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.13426.1239

Abstract
  In this paper, it is determined exactly how much of the loss of exergy in a specify component is concerning the own component and how much of the exergy loss is due to the effects of the rest of the components on that component. In this new method of exergy analysis, at first, the exergy loss in a component ...  Read More

Original Article Desalinations Systems with Renewable Energies
Simulation of a Low-capacity Solar MSF Desalination Unit for a Steam Power Plant by Thermoflow Software

Neda Mehtari; Mostafa Kahani; Mohammad Zamen

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2024, Pages 259-268

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.13347.1231

Abstract
  The current research focuses on the utilization of three waste water streams from a power plant located in southwestern Iran for desalination purposes and to prevent the waste of heat from the boiler blowdown stream while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by preheating the cooling water. Three different ...  Read More

Original Article Biomass Energy Sources
Predicting Performance Characteristics of an Engine Fueled by Algal Biodiesel-Diesel using Response Surface Methodology

Mohammad Khoobbakht; Mohsen Soleymani; Kamran Kheiralipour; Mahmoud Karimi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2024, Pages 269-279

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.13512.1244

Abstract
  The effect of biodiesel percentage in biodiesel-diesel blends on the engine under different engine operation conditions must be predicted to achieve high performance. The goal of the present paper was to model brake power, brake torque, thermal efficiency, and specific fuel consumption of a diesel engine ...  Read More

Biomass Energy Sources
Performance Evaluation of a Thermal Barrier-coated CI Engine using Waste Oil Biodiesel Blends

Praveen Kumar G Yadav; Din Bandhu; Jayasimha K. Reddy; Meenakshi R. Reddy; Chadaram Srinivasu; Ganesh Babu Katam

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2024, , Pages 181-193

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.12828.1206

Abstract
  Recycling plastics into energy sources is the most promising method for cutting down on pollution and trash. In this regard, predictions of adiabatic engines using pistons with thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) were made to reduce in-cylinder heat rejection, safeguard the underlying metallic surfaces from ...  Read More

Desalinations Systems with Renewable Energies
Simulation of a Low-capacity Solar MSF Desalination Unit for a Steam Power Plant by Thermoflow Software

Neda Mehtari; Mostafa Kahani; Mohammad Zamen

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2024, , Pages 259-268

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.13347.1231

Abstract
  The current research focuses on the utilization of three waste water streams from a power plant located in southwestern Iran for desalination purposes and to prevent the waste of heat from the boiler blowdown stream while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by preheating the cooling water. Three different ...  Read More

Solar Thermal Engineering
Energy Management for a Random Outage Grid-tied Hybrid Photo-voltaic Solar-Thermal Energy System for Health Center Applications

Selfa Johnson Zwalnan; Nanchen Nimyel Caleb; Peter Muar Kamtu; Pahalson Cornelius Dawap

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2024, , Pages 131-145

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.13361.1232

Abstract
  This research proposes and evaluates an enhanced open-loop photovoltaic evacuated tube solar thermal collector hybrid energy system based on the developed multi-objective energy management strategy that manages and coordinates the hybrid system with a randomly unreliable grid power source to meet the ...  Read More

Applications of Machine Learning Algorithms in Renewable Energies
LSTM and XGBoost Models for 24-hour Ahead Forecast of PV Power from Direct Irradiation

Kossoko Babatoundé Audace Didavi; Richard Gilles Agbokpanzo; Bienvenu Macaire Agbomahena

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2024, , Pages 229-241

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.12880.1209

Abstract
  In this work, the photovoltaic power forecast for the next 24 hours by combining a time series forecasting model (LSTM) and a regression model (XGBoost) from direct irradiation only is performed. Several meteorological parameters such as irradiance, ambient temperature, wind speed, relative humidity, ...  Read More

Photovoltaic Systems
A New Global Maximum Power Point Algorithm for Dynamic Shading Patterns of Partial Shading

Pankaj Verma; Bharat Gangal; Gaurav Jain; Ravi Hada

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2024, , Pages 211-220

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.12408.1180

Abstract
  Most of the partial shading maximum power point tracking methods have been designed for the static shading pattern of the partial shading conditions, however, the irradiance pattern may change further when in partial shading mode. Therefore, to cover this research gap, a global maximum power point control ...  Read More

Original Article Solar Thermal Engineering
An experimental study to evaluate the performance of an HDH water desalination system with a thermoelectric condenser

Mahdi Rezaei Rad; Rouzbeh Shafaghat; Amirhossein Aghajani afghan; Behrad Alizadeh Kharkeshi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 March 2023

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.12548.1191

Abstract
  This experimental study introduces a solar humidifier-dehumidifier desalination model as a type of open-air-open water (OAOW) system; also, a new condenser with thermoelectric modules is applied in the dehumidifier unit. The experimental tests were done by considering climate conditions in the north ...  Read More

Original Article
Performance assessment and supply energy planning in Iranian wind power plants

Mojtaba Ghiyasi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 14 March 2023

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.12417.1181

Abstract
  Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is a mathematical programming approach for the performance basement of the production units from a production economic view. In this paper, we analyze the performance of Iranian wind power plants (IWPP) using DEA. In the second phase of the study, we utilize the inverse ...  Read More

Original Article Electricity Generation by Green Energy Sources
Design of an on-grid PV system as a power backup to provide a reliable electricity supply

Rahmat Adiprasetya Al Hasibi; Bagustama Hamka

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 November 2023

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.13485.1242

Abstract
  The implementation of on-grid PV systems was conducted to ensure a continuous supply of electricity. This article discusses implementing an on-grid PV system in a fish farm that requires a continuous electricity supply. Continuous electricity is used to power the aeration system. The aeration system ...  Read More

Original Article Geothermal Energy Systems
Exergetic Performance Assessment of a Double-Flash Geothermal Power Plant in Puga Valley, India

Prabin Haloi; Ankit Kumar; Joyshree Dutta; Desire Fadzi Makunike

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 November 2023

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.13634.1253

Abstract
  The application of a geofluid is primarily characterized by its geofield conditions and locations. One such application of geofluid is in power generation using suitable energy conversion systems. In this study, a thermodynamic model of a double-flash geothermal power plant (DFGPP) has been developed ...  Read More

Original Article Energy Policy
Assessing Renewable Energy Impact in Nordic-Baltic Region: Sensitivity Analysis and MCDM Approach

nazlı ersoy

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 December 2023

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.13416.1238

Abstract
  The article presents an MCDM model based on the Improved Entropy and PIV methods to analyze the development of renewable energy in Nordic-Baltic countries. The analysis was conducted on eight alternatives and ten criteria, and sensitivity analysis was applied to assess the model's suitability. The ...  Read More

Original Article Photovoltaic Systems
Facilitating Photovoltaic Cells Performance Improvement through the Deployment of Engineered Organic Nanomaterials

Williams S. Ebhota; Pavel Tabakov

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 December 2023

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2023.13365.1233

Abstract
  This research provides concise insights into fossil fuel consumption challenges, and the factors contributing to global warming, and evaluates the significance of photovoltaic (PV) materials in achieving net-zero-CO2 emissions. The article categorizes constraints in the development of PV cells into four ...  Read More

Original Article Tide, Wave and Hydro Power
Design and multi-criteria evaluation of a hydrokinetic turbine rotor in water transfer canals for electricity generation

Masood Ebrahimi; Omid Rasooli; Arash Babamiri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 14 February 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2024.13393.1235

Abstract
  In the present research, a hydrokinetic turbine is designed, and evaluated technically, economically and environmentally to produce power from low velocity currents. Firstly, the hydraulic characteristics of three existing canals is investigated and the blade profile for the turbine rotor is determined ...  Read More

Original Article Geothermal Energy Systems
The Effect of Soil Depth on the Performance of Earth Air Heat Exchanger for Climatic Condition of Baghdad, Iraq: Mathematical and Numerical Study

Hiba Mudhafar Hashim; Firas ABED

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 February 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2024.13514.1245

Abstract
  Geothermal energy is one of the important sources of renewable energy, so researchers are greatly interested in this type of energy. One of the advantages of this type of energy is its use to heat or cool buildings because the ground temperature is fairly constant throughout the year. The research focuses ...  Read More

Original Article Photovoltaic Systems
“Lambert W function-based technique to estimate and compare the performance of partially shaded series-parallel and total-cross-tied configured PV array”

Niti Agrawal

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 March 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2024.13624.1251

Abstract
  Partial shading condition (PSC) has a detrimental effect on the output performance of a photovoltaic (PV) system. The output performance of a partially shaded PV array depends not only on the pattern, intensity and location of the shadow but also on its configuration. In this paper, the output performance ...  Read More

Original Article Photovoltaic Systems
Optimized Tilted Solar Radiation in Equator Region: Case Study of Seven Climatic Zones in Tanzania

Christopher T Warburg; Tatiana Pogrebnaya; Thomas Kivevele

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 April 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2024.13606.1252

Abstract
  This study delves into the ongoing discourse surrounding the optimal tilt angles for solar panels to maximize solar PV power generation. Focused on seven equatorial regions in Tanzania; Dodoma, Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Kigoma, Iringa, Mtwara, and Mwanza. Multiple mathematical models are employed to ...  Read More

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Shahrood University of Technology

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Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi

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Hashem Oraee

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Majid Amidpour

Advisory Board:
DR. R. Dhivagar

Manager:
Ali Meskaryan


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