Electricity Generation by Green Energy Sources
Stand-alone Solar Photo-voltaic Systems for Off-grid Electrification

Melkior Urbanus; Ghaeth Fandi; Erick Mgaya; Zdenek Muller; Josef Tlusty

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 1-9


  Electric energy is necessary to meet the daily needs of the population, as it is used in cooking, heating, irrigation, lighting and others. There are many residential areas far from the public electricity network, hence the importance of solar energy in meeting the needs of these residents. This paper ...  Read More

Solar Thermal Engineering
Assessment of Solar Energy Availability and its Potential Applications in NEOM Region

Zaid Aljohani; Abdulkarim Asiri; Salem Al-Awlaqi; Turki Aljohani; Hossam AbdelMeguid

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 11-19


  NEOM is a proposed megacity and business zone in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). It was announced in 2017 by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with the goal of creating a hub for innovation and a hub for the future of living. NEOM is planned to cover an area of over 26,500 square miles and will include ...  Read More

Photovoltaic Systems
New Empirical Models for Estimation of Diffuse Radiation using Satellite Data

Mustafa Arslan; Mehmet Cunkas

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 21-33


  Diffuse radiation is used in photovoltaic systems and other energy applications. Since global radiation is measured by local meteorological stations, it is possible to reach these radiation data. However, diffuse radiation is not usually measured, so it is not possible to obtain regular data on diffuse ...  Read More

A Method to Synthesize Hourly Time-series of Solar Power Plants in Peru for Long-Term Planning

Ruben Felix; Leonidas Sayas

Volume 4, Issue 2 , July 2023, , Pages 171-181


  Plenty of works have treated the system expansion planning problem in the presence of intermittent renewable energy resources like solar. However, most of those proposals have been approached from scenarios of plenty of data, which is not the rule in developing countries, where principal investment actors ...  Read More

Energy Policy
Analysis of a Proper Strategy for Solar Energy Deployment in Iran using SWOT Matrix

Z. Molamohamadi; M.R. Talaei

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 71-78


  This paper aims to analyze and identify the most appropriate strategies to deploy solar energy in Iran. For this purpose, in a comprehensive framework of strategy development, the internal and external factors of general and specific environment were determined. Then, four different strategies, including ...  Read More

Assessment of Greenhouse Heating/Cooling via Heat Pump for Herat-Afghanistan

G. Jafar Laame; W. Rahimy; S. Yerel Kandemir; E. Acikkalp

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 129-135


  Energy is an essential need for living, and renewable energy sources are increasingly popular sustainable energy sources. Solar energy is an inexhaustible and clean, sustainable energy source in the world. In this study, heating of a greenhouse in Herat (Afghanistan) with a heat pump using solar energy ...  Read More

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 , July 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