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

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

Photovoltaic Systems
Development of a Simple Model to Estimate Entropy Generation of Earth

A. Ahmadi; M. A. Ehyaei

Volume 1, Issue 2 , July 2020, , Pages 135-141

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2019.8982.1011

Abstract
  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

Photovoltaic Systems
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 , July 2020, , Pages 161-174

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2020.9101.1016

Abstract
  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
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 , January 2020, , Pages 47-54

https://doi.org/10.22044/rera.2020.8541.1006

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