Volume 2 (2021)
Volume 1 (2020)

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3

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6

Number of Articles

86

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10

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4419

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73

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 Biomass Energy Sources
Above-ground Biomass and Fuel Value Index of Selected Tree Species for Fuelwood Production in Ethiopia

G. Jebeso Morketo; M. Fekadu; T. Dajene

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2022, Pages 143-153

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11769.1110

Abstract
  The present study investigated appropriate tree species for biomass energy utilization by determining trees' dry biomass and fuel value index, taking into account that developing countries rely heavily on fuelwood for energy consumption. In Ethiopia, biomass currently meets more than 89.5% of total energy ...  Read More

Original Article
Estimating Solar Energy Potential in Eritrea: a GIS-based Approach

M. G. Ghebrezgabher; A. K. Weldegabir

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2022, Pages 155-164

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11737.1106

Abstract
  The request to improve electric supply in Eritrea has motivated the country to look for alternative energy resources to enhance existing power. Eritrea, being in tropics, is well situated to harvest solar energy to improve its power supply status. Although several solar energy projects have been initiated, ...  Read More

Review Paper
Review of Renewable Energy Applications and Feasibility of Tidal Energy in the United Arab Emirates

Odai Mowafaq Fandi; Sharul Sham Dol; Mohammed Alavi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2022, Pages 165-174

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11747.1107

Abstract
  Renewable energy and energy sustainability are vital in meeting the exponential growth of energy demand due to increasing population and industrial needs. However, the renewable energy source unpredictability is still a concern for continuous energy supplies. United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been investing ...  Read More

Original Article Biomass Energy Sources
Production and Characterization of Pellets from Carbonized Pinus Patula Sawdust

Tegene Tantu Geta; Mahelete Tsegaye; Gemechu Yadeta; Tewabech Alemu; Berhanu Sugebo; Dagnachew Genene

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2022, Pages 175-181

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11909.1123

Abstract
  The low bulk density of wood wastes causes handling, storage, and transportation issues, limiting its large-scale application. Pelletization can solve this inherent problem by converting biomass into dense and compact pellets with regular shape and size. To evaluate the effect of particle size and binding ...  Read More

Original Article Low-carbon Technologies
Economic Analysis and Energy Utilization of Renewable Energy to Supply Electric Charge with Approach of Storage Resources

F. Shateri Aliabad; Y. Ebazadeh; R. Alayi; I. Suwarno; A. Najafi; S. Ollah Mohammadi-Aylar

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2022, Pages 183-190

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11526.1098

Abstract
  In this research, technical and economic analysis of the use of storage devices in the hybrid system of wind and solar is performed with the aim of providing a maximum electrical load of residential buildings. To this aim, two scenarios of grid-connected and off-grid system have been studied. two parameters ...  Read More

Review Paper Energy Policy
An Investigation into Energy and Cost of Strategies that can Mitigate risk of Covid-19 transmission

M. Monfared; E. Hasani Alavy; M. Khanpoor Siahdarka; F. Rahnama

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2022, Pages 191-205

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.11375.1088

Abstract
  In order to systematically reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection in indoor space, it’s important to understand the building design strategies and air quality enhancement methods that set to mitigate this threat. This paper aims to introduce the different HVAC technologies used to mitigate the ...  Read More

Original Article Electricity Generation by Green Energy Sources
Renewable Energy’s Potential Scrutiny by PVSYST and RETSCREEN softwares Case study: Khoy City, Iran

H. Ashofteh; A. Behzadi Forough

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2022, Pages 207-216

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11274.1082

Abstract
  Energy is one of the most critical factors in economic development, but achieving sustainable development is impossible without environmental protection and improving economic conditions. If a country is dependent on energy, any structural reform policies to reduce energy consumption may reduce economic ...  Read More

Original Article Transformation of Generated Electricity by Renewable Energies to Grid
Sensitivity Analysis in a Multi-Carrier Energy Hub System through Electrical and Thermal Profile Procurement

M. Mahmoudian; S. Sadi; J. Gholami; Alirza Karimi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2022, Pages 217-228

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11508.1095

Abstract
  This paper is dealt with energy hub systems in order to evaluate the sensitivity analysis of output power carriers in terms of input electricity and natural gas. Unlike the recent works which were solitary concentrated at operational cost minimization, in this research not only the energy carriers of ...  Read More

Original Article Photovoltaic Systems
Cooling of Photovoltaic Panel Equipped with Single Circular Heat Pipe: an Experimental Study

H. Eshghi; M. Kahani; M. Zamen

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2022, Pages 229-235

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11523.1097

Abstract
  The cooling process of photovoltaic (PV) panel is one the main issue in in the field of solar systems. The temperature of solar cells increases when solar radiation and also ambient temperature increase. Increasing the cell temperature reduces the electrical output power of the panels as well as their ...  Read More

Original Article Fuel Cells
A comparative Analysis and Optimization of two Supersonic Hybrid Solid Oxide Fuel Cell and Turbine-less Jet Engine Propulsion Systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

M. Rostami; A.H. Farajollahi; M. Marefati; R. Fili; F. Bagherpor

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2022, Pages 237-253

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.11173.1076

Abstract
  The propulsion system of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) plays an essential role in its performance, stability and flight endurance. In this study, two types of propulsion systems for UAV (differentiated based on fuel type) are studied to determine their characteristics and advantages. These proposed ...  Read More

Original Article Transformation of Generated Electricity by Renewable Energies to Grid
Reliability Modeling of Different Types of Electric Vehicles in Renewable Applications

A. Ghaedi; M. Mahmoudian; R. Sedaghati

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2022, Pages 255-266

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11711.1103

Abstract
  The widespread growing of electric vehicles (EVs) in distribution networks could be a variety of challenges and opportunities for the electricity network. This issue is important because the owners of electric vehicles are trying to maximize their profits, which in turn can cause many problems such as ...  Read More

Review Paper Energy Policy
COVID-19 and Renewable Energy: Need for a Comprehensive Review

M. Shiri Dezaki; Z. Zandian Sefiddashti; M. Jahangiri; A. Haghani; A. Tahmasebi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2022, Pages 267-276

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11394.1091

Abstract
  The outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in late 2019 and its eventual transformation into a global pandemic caused a shock wave across countries. The renewable energy (RE) sector, which has always been one of the leading areas for promoting environmental sustainability, has not been spared from ...  Read More

Energy Policy
An Investigation into Energy and Cost of Strategies that can Mitigate risk of Covid-19 transmission

M. Monfared; E. Hasani Alavy; M. Khanpoor Siahdarka; F. Rahnama

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2022, , Pages 191-205

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.11375.1088

Abstract
  In order to systematically reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection in indoor space, it’s important to understand the building design strategies and air quality enhancement methods that set to mitigate this threat. This paper aims to introduce the different HVAC technologies used to mitigate the ...  Read More

Biomass Energy Sources
Above-ground Biomass and Fuel Value Index of Selected Tree Species for Fuelwood Production in Ethiopia

G. Jebeso Morketo; M. Fekadu; T. Dajene

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2022, , Pages 143-153

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11769.1110

Abstract
  The present study investigated appropriate tree species for biomass energy utilization by determining trees' dry biomass and fuel value index, taking into account that developing countries rely heavily on fuelwood for energy consumption. In Ethiopia, biomass currently meets more than 89.5% of total energy ...  Read More

Electricity Generation by Green Energy Sources
Renewable Energy’s Potential Scrutiny by PVSYST and RETSCREEN softwares Case study: Khoy City, Iran

H. Ashofteh; A. Behzadi Forough

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2022, , Pages 207-216

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11274.1082

Abstract
  Energy is one of the most critical factors in economic development, but achieving sustainable development is impossible without environmental protection and improving economic conditions. If a country is dependent on energy, any structural reform policies to reduce energy consumption may reduce economic ...  Read More

Fuel Cells
A comparative Analysis and Optimization of two Supersonic Hybrid Solid Oxide Fuel Cell and Turbine-less Jet Engine Propulsion Systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

M. Rostami; A.H. Farajollahi; M. Marefati; R. Fili; F. Bagherpor

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2022, , Pages 237-253

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.11173.1076

Abstract
  The propulsion system of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) plays an essential role in its performance, stability and flight endurance. In this study, two types of propulsion systems for UAV (differentiated based on fuel type) are studied to determine their characteristics and advantages. These proposed ...  Read More

Transformation of Generated Electricity by Renewable Energies to Grid
Sensitivity Analysis in a Multi-Carrier Energy Hub System through Electrical and Thermal Profile Procurement

M. Mahmoudian; S. Sadi; J. Gholami; Alirza Karimi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2022, , Pages 217-228

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11508.1095

Abstract
  This paper is dealt with energy hub systems in order to evaluate the sensitivity analysis of output power carriers in terms of input electricity and natural gas. Unlike the recent works which were solitary concentrated at operational cost minimization, in this research not only the energy carriers of ...  Read More

Original Article Fuel Cells
Reinforcing Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with an Innovative Combined Flow Field

M. Rostami; A. H. Farajollahi; F. Bagherpor; V. Sfandiyar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 March 2022

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2021.11214.1081

Abstract
  Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) produce high power density efficiently and in a pollution-free way. Therefore, it is employed in UAVs. Flow fields play key role in the performance of PEMFC-powered UAVs. In this study, a novel flow field named modified combined was introduced and investigated ...  Read More

Original Article Systems with Low Energy Consumption
Optimal Energy Resource Planning and Combined Heat and Power Sizing in a Residential Area to Supply Electrical and Thermal Demand in a Reconfigured Power Grid

Seyed E. Hoseini; M. Simab; B. Bahmani-Firouzi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 May 2022

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11568.1099

Abstract
  The argument of power systems planning in home microgrids has become one of the burning topics in optimization studies today among the researchers. Since the installation and use of high-capacity energy sources in power systems have many limitations and constraints, so part of the perspective of power ...  Read More

Original Article Photovoltaic Systems
Techno-Economic and Environmental Analysis of Floating Photovoltaic Power Plants: A Case Study of Iran

M. Mirzaei Omrani; M. Mirzaei Omrani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 May 2022

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11726.1104

Abstract
  Solar energy as renewable and clean energy has a remarkable share in improving the water-energy-food nexus. However, due to occupying a vast area of land, the development of large-scale photovoltaic systems is a serious challenge, particularly in regions with land restrictions. As a solution, it is argued ...  Read More

Original Article Energy Policy
Effective Environmental Factors on Efficiency of Office Buildings Staff in a Cold Semi-Arid Climate (Case Study: Kermanshah)

M. Ansari Manesh; E. Sarkardehee; S. Jafarian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 May 2022

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11758.1108

Abstract
  Human beings spend most of their time in indoor environments. A large part of people around the world work and live in urban areas. Economic productivity is an important goal of different buildings, especially office buildings. Various factors play a role in economic productivity, including reducing ...  Read More

Original Article Tide, Wave and Hydro Power
Dynamic Response of a Combined Spar-Type FOWT and OWC-WEC by a Simplified Approach

A. Abazari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 May 2022

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11768.1109

Abstract
  The combination of offshore wind turbines and wave energy converters has recently been the focus of researchers. Many types of converters have been installed on the offshore platform in the design step, and the performance of these hybrid systems has been investigated. The oscillating water column converter ...  Read More

Original Article Electricity Generation by Green Energy Sources
Outage Probability Analysis of Wireless Energy Harvesting-assisted Networks Considering Dual Energy-Data Channel Models

S. Poursheikhali

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 May 2022

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11848.1119

Abstract
  In this paper, an energy harvesting assisted wireless network is considered where a source, contrary to the conventional networks, harvests its required energy via two independent energy channels. In addition, we assume a destination terminal, which receives interference signals along with the data transferred ...  Read More

Original Article
Enhanced power extraction by splitting a single flap-type wave energy converter into a double configuration

A. Abazari; M.M. Aziminia

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 June 2022

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11846.1118

Abstract
  Flap-type wave energy converter is one of the oscillating surge devices for generating electricity from the ocean wave source. It comprises a vertical plate pivoted on a hinged base that oscillates rotationally due to the exciting wave. Splitting a single flap into two separated flaps in a double arrangement ...  Read More

Original Article Biomass Energy Sources
Hydrodynamic Behavior of Biomass Micro-Particles in Counter-Flow Combustion of Dust Clouds

Moslem Akbari Vakilabadi; Alireza Binesh; Mostafa Monfared

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 June 2022

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11963.1128

Abstract
  A mathematical model has been investigated to predict the effect of hydrodynamic forces, especially thermophoretic forces on micro organic particles in counter-flow combustion in this research. Hydrodynamic forces change the velocity and concentration of evaporative organic particles moving toward the ...  Read More

Original Article
The investigation of arc angle rotor blade variations effect of the Savonius vertical axis wind turbine on the Power and Torque coefficients, using 3D modeling

Mohammad Akhlaghi; Farzad Ghafoorian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11282.1084

Abstract
  Unacceptable air pollution leads to a remarkable increase in the consumption of renewable energy. Wind energy is known as one of the conventional renewable sources, therefore installation of wind turbines has increased over the past three decades. Savonius wind turbine is one of the types of vertical ...  Read More

Original Article
Fault Diagnosis in Photovoltaic Modules Using Straightforward Voltage-Current Characteristics Evaluation

arman zare; Mohsen Simab; mehdi nafar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11728.1105

Abstract
  Due to the growing demand in the electricity sector and the shift to the operation of renewable sources, the use of solar arrays has been at the forefront of consumers' interests. In the meantime, since the production capacity of each solar cell is limited, in order to increase the production capacity ...  Read More

Original Article
Economic Evaluation of a Hybrid Hydrogen Liquefaction System Utilizing Liquid Air Cold Recovery and Renewable Energies

Masoud Taghavi; Hesamoddin Salarian; Bahram Ghorbani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11899.1122

Abstract
  The present study economically evaluates a combined hydrogen liquefaction configuration using combined heat and power system, photovoltaic cells unit and liquid air energy recovery for precooling under climatic states of Yazd, Iran. The LAC recovery is used to precool hydrogen. Moreover, the cascade ...  Read More

Original Article
Hybridization of Moringa stenopetala and Azadirachta indica Seed Oil to Synthesize Biodiesel with Improved Quality

Degnechew Genene Demisu; Daniel Gebeyehu Wondifraw

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11955.1127

Abstract
  Biodiesel has been considered as biodegradable, green, cleaner, alternative, renewable and eco-friendly energy source. It can supersede petrol-diesel and help to solve challenges accompanied with energy crisis, socio-economic, environmental pollution, climate change and global warming. Hybridization ...  Read More

Original Article
Integration of renewable energy-based systems for transport sector in 2050; a case study in Iran

Alireza Babaie Pirouziana; Abolfazl Ahmadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11910.1124

Abstract
  Recent studies have shown that the integration of power generation, seawater desalination, and industrial gas production can significantly reduce costs and generate clean energy on a large scale. On the other hand, by the growth of population, transportation has been known as a major consumer of fuel ...  Read More

Original Article
Modal Dynamics of NREL 5MW Wind Turbine during Normal and Parked Conditions

Seyyed Ali Sina; B. Balanian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2022.11985.1129

Abstract
  Multi-Megawatt wind turbines have long, slender and heavy blades that can undergo extremely wind loadings. Good understanding of the modal dynamics of these large machines is of great priority. In this paper, modal dynamics of NREL 5 MW wind turbine is investigated. To this aim, FAST software has been ...  Read More

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Shahrood University of Technology

Director-in-Charge:
Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi

Editor-in-Chief:
Hashem Oraee

Associate Editor-in-Chief:
Majid Amidpour

Manager:
Ali Meskaryan


Frequency: Semiannual

Print ISSN: 2717-252X

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