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

Degnechew Genene Demisu; S. Kebede; Daniel Gebeyehu Wondifraw

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 1-12


  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

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

Energy, Exergy, and Economic Analyses and Optimization of Solar Organic Rankine Cycle with Multi-objective Particle Swarm Algorithm

A. Beiranvand; M.A. Ehyaei; A. Ahmadi; Jose Luz Silvaria

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 9-23


  The high potential of solar energy in Iran, as well as the problem of air pollution, makes it increasingly inevitable that solar energy is used. In this study, the solar-powered Organic Rankine cycle (ORC) has been investigated. The solar-type collector is a flat plate collector. The energy, exergy, ...  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

Investigation of Arc Angle Rotor Blade Variations Effect of Savonius Vertical Axis Wind Turbine on Power and Torque Coefficients Using a 3D Modeling

M. Akhlaghi; F. Ghafoorian

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 13-19


  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

Optimization, Sensitivity Analysis, and Techno-Economic Evaluation of a Multi-Source System for an Urban Community: a Case Study

R. Alayi; Syed R. Seydnouri; M. Jahangeri; A. Maarif

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 21-30


  Given the decline of non-renewable energy sources, trying to find new technologies and ways to supply energy and reduce fuel consumption is one of the top priorities of the world. One of the new technologies is fuel cell technology, which has received very little attention in Iran so far, and there is ...  Read More

Integration of Renewable Energy-Based Systems for Transport Sector in 2050; a Case Study in Iran

A. R. Babaie Pirouziana; R. Zahedi; A. Ahmadi; N. Olya

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 21-30


  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

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

Potential, Current Status, and Applications of Renewable Energy in Energy Sector of Iran: A Review

Pourkiaei S. Mohsen; F. Pourfayaz; R. Shirmohamadi; S. Moosavi; N. Khalilpoor

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 25-49


  During the last decade, serious issues such as energy demand, depletion of fossil fuels and their environmental impacts draw attention towards renewable energy sources. In addition, the energy supply chain of Iran is deeply reliant upon fossil fuels. Further obstacles such as electricity blackouts in ...  Read More

Investigation of Solar-Driven Hydroxy Gas Production System Performance Integrated with Photovoltaic Panels with Single-Axis Tracking System

F. Salek; M. Rahnama; H. Eshghi; M. Babaie; M. M. Naserian

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 31-40


  In this study, a solar driven alkaline electrolyzer producer of hydroxy gas is proposed which is integrated with photovoltaic panels with single-axis north-south solar tracking system. The main novelty of this work is providing transient analysis of integration of alkaline electrolyzer to the PV panels ...  Read More

Modal Dynamics of NREL 5MW Wind Turbine During Normal and Parked Conditions

Seyyed A. Sina; B. Balanian

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 31-39


  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

Fuel Cells
Optimization of Tapering Angle of Flow Channels of Pemfuel Cell: A Numerical Study

Amarnath Gundalabhagavan; Veeresh Babu Alur; Kshitij Bhosale

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 35-44


  Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) are essential for the efficient operation of hydrogen-powered automobiles. To improve their performance, researchers have proposed tapered flow channels as a possible solution. However, determining the optimal value for the tapering has not been explored in ...  Read More

Electricity Generation by Green Energy Sources
Design and Simulation of Grid Connected Solar Si-Poly Photovoltaic Plant Using PVsyst For Pune, India Location

P. Rajendra Jagadale; A. Bhimji Choudhari; S. Sanjay Jadhav

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 41-49


  During past decades, increasing energy demand across the world fueled energy production significantly, which lead to environmental impacts such as Global warming, depletion of the ozone layer, it also endangered the Species. Hence, the whole world started shifting towards green energy generation, eliminating ...  Read More

Photovoltaic Systems
Techno-economic and Environmental Analysis of Floating Photovoltaic Power Plants: A case Study of Iran

M. Mirzaei Omrani; M. Mirzaei Omrani

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 41-54


  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

Biomass Energy Sources
Ethanol Blending in Petrol: Current Status and Prospects in India

Madhurjya Saikia; Pranjal Sarmah; Rupam Deka; Dipankar Das

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 45-49


  India has experienced rapid industrialization, propelling it to be the world's 3rd largest energy consumer. Among the sectors driving this energy consumption, the transportation industry plays a significant role. In the fiscal year 2022-23, India witnessed a surge in petroleum consumption, reaching a ...  Read More

Exploration of Biomass for the Production of Bioethanol: “A Process Modelling and Simulation Study”

T. Oyegoke; M.Y. Sardauna; H.A. Abubakar; E. Obadiah

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 51-69


  Bio-ethanol is a clean and renewable fuel that is significantly gaining attention, mainly via its major environmental benefits produced from diverse resources. The campaign for the establishment of biorefineries and encouragement of fossil fuels is gradually gaining greater attention. This research seeks ...  Read More

Wind Energy
CFD Analysis of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine with Winglets

Sh.Sh. Dol; A. Khamis; M. T. Abdallftah; M. Fares; S. Sh. Pervaiz

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 51-59


  The current research illustrates the optimization of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) blades with implementation of added winglets displaying improved self-starting capabilities. The application of improved design is to be utilized in a university campus located in United Arab Emirates (UAE) in order ...  Read More

Desalinations Systems with Renewable Energies
Assessment of Appropriate Renewable Energy Resources for India using Entropy and WASPAS Techniques

Pankaj PRASAD Dwivedi; Dilip KUMAR Sharma

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 51-61


  Energy, a necessary component of the invention, has negative externalities on the health of humans and the environment due to its production and use, which hinders national growth. For this reason, countries should act with two main motivations when choosing energy sources. The first should be economic ...  Read More

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

M. Akbari Vakilabadi; A.R. Binesh; M. Monfared

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 55-66


  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

Wind Energy
Investigation of Wind energy potential in Zanjan province, Iran

Sh. Mohammadi; A. Maleki; R. Ehsani; O. Shakouri

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 61-70


  The present study aims to investigate the possibility of using wind energy in some regions of Zanjan province. The current research concentrates on computing the wind energy potential and wind power density. Furthermore, some features related to wind for two locations in Zanjan province have been obtained. ...  Read More

Photovoltaic Systems
Economic Control of Solar Photo-Voltaic Generation System using Efficient Scheme of Novel One Cycle Modulator for Direct Current Supply

Mohammed Zaid Khan; Seema Agrawal

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 63-72


  This paper considers the context of renewable energy generation for a photo voltaic solar generating system with a non-linear load using one cycle controller with a motor across terminals. The paper finds a comparative study of the pulse width modulator with one cycle controller, which analyses both ...  Read More

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

A. Abazari

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 66-77


  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

Identifying Chaotic Behavior in Non-linear Vibration Energy Harvesting Systems

M. Mohammadpour; Seyed M. M. Modarres-Gheisari; P. Safarpour; R. Gavagsaz-Ghoachani; M. Zandi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 71-80


  Large amplitude inter-well oscillations in bi-stable energy harvesters made them a proper energy harvesting choice due to high energy generation. However, the co-existence of the chaotic attractor in these harvesters could essentially decrease their efficiency. In this paper, an algorithm for detecting ...  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

Photovoltaic Systems
GHG Emission Reduction Analysis Regarding Financial Viability of Grid-connected PV Solar System

Faridul Islam; Md. Mominul Islam

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 73-81


  Sustainable Development Goal 13 is an activity committed with the intention of stabilizing greenhouse gas (GHG) levels in the environment to stop potentially harmful human meddling with the climate system. GHG are released into the environment from various non-renewable energy sources of power generation ...  Read More