RESEARCH PAPERS

solar energy research papers 2013




Design and Optimization of Photovoltaic Solar Energy in a Small Domesticated Establishment (An Integrative Review)
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ABSTRACT This paper examines the literature associated with the design and optimization of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy in an attempt to identify the different ways in which PV cells was used in small domesticated establishment. Preliminary as it may be, this study stands 

Effective battery charging system by solar energy using C programming and microcontroller
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ABSTRACT Energy is one of the issues that is causing the most controversy as fossil fuels are the greatest pollutants and the greatest contributors to the greenhouse effect. The increasing importance of environmental concern, fuel savings and unavailability of power has led to 

Design, testing and simulation of hybrid wind-solar energy systems
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ABSTRACT The hybrid micro-generation technology aims to bring the energy production closer to the demand, in order to supply electricity to remote loads in particular. Moreover it is suitable to incorporate renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar ones, which 

Energy Generation: Solar Energy
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The energy received by the Earth from the Sun (with a rate of 174 PW in the upper atmosphere) is by far larger than the current world energy consumption. In view of the present crisis of the dominant energy resources and the raising concern about 

Solar energy for information technology: challenges and possibilities
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Information technology (IT) equipment is already estimated to account for about 2% of the global energy consumption, and this figure is only expected to rise. However, the use of solar power for IT is yet to receive the attention it deserves from researchers, and there is a 

Solar PV Energy Achievements and Prospects in Development of Rural Bangladesh
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ABSTRACT Bangladesh is a developing country with full courage to be developed by 2021 and celebrate its Golden Jubilee of liberation as a Digital Bangladesh. But the main factor of development, electricity has not met with the daily demand yet. Nearly 72% of the 

Analysis on Micro Grid using Solar Cell/Photovoltaic-Fuel Cell for Energy Supply in Remote Areas
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Analysis on. Virendra Kumar Maurya et al. JECET; March-May 2013; 315. 300 requires fewer sensors. This allows a lower cost system. Each subsystem is modeled in order to simulate the whole system in MATLAB. It employs SIMULINK to model 

Potential impacts of proposed solar energy development near the South Soda Mountains on desert bighorn sheep connectivity
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Summary This report evaluates implications of the proposed renewable energy project in the vicinity of the Soda Mountains relative to conservation of desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) in the Mojave Desert of California. The proposed solar array would 

Metal Oxide Nanomaterials, Conducting Polymers and Their Nanocomposites for Solar Energy
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The increasing concern on energy and the global warming due to the depletion of fossil fuel demands to search the alternative renewable energy resources for covering the energy crisis in the coming decade. A very popular renewable source called photovoltaic device 

Solar Energy Conversion by the Regular Array of TiO2 Nanotubes Anchored with ZnS/CdSSe/CdS Quantum Dots Formed by Sequential Ionic Bath Deposition
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The photoanode electrode of TiO2 nanotubes (NTs) anchored with ZnS/CdSSe/CdS quantum dots (QDs) was prepared by anodization of Ti metal and successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) procedure. The tuning of the band gap of CdSSe was 

SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO RENEWABLE ENERGY THROUGH SOLAR CELLS
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Renewable energy is increasingly viewed as critically important globally. Solar cells convert the energy of the sun into electricity. The method of converting solar energy to electricity is pollution free, and appears a good practical solution to the global energy problems. 

Modeling of Photovoltaic Cell Using Free Software Application for Training and Design Circuit in Photovoltaic Solar Energy
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There are numerous studies that develop the mathematical modeling of photovoltaic cells and verified by software, for example or . The model presented is based on an equiva- lent circuit implemented in free software. Free software used is Quite Universal Circuit Sim 

Development of Solar Power Tree–An Innovation that Uses Up Very Less Land and Yet Generates much more Energy from the Sun Rays by SPV Method
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ABSTRACT Energy and pollution are the present burning questions. So, there is an impending demand of an alternative green power. Solar, as believed, is the only major alternative in comparison to other sources of available renewable energies. For absorbing the sun solid 

Kinematic and Energy Analysis of Single Axis Solar Panel Tracker System (A Comparative Study)
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The amount of solar energy reaching the surface of the planet is about TWICE the Earth's non-renewable resources of coal, oil, natural gas, and mined uranium collectively (Energy (available energy) Flow Charts ). The challenge is to capture maximum sun 

Electric Energy Management and Engineering in Solar Cell System
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Solar cell system has many competitive advantages in comparisson to other renewable ener- gy resources. For instance, wind-turbin is very dependable to geographical location and has very high noise pollution if applied in residential area. Other example is micro-hydro, 

Solar Pumping for Environmental Optimization of Energy in an Electrical Network.
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ABSTRACT This research lies within the scope of the environmental search for the solutions of optimizations of energy in the electrical supply network (obligation to reduce the emission of CO2 Indeed, the principal aiming of this research is the decrease in the consumption of 

Explaining the development of China's renewable energy policies: comparing wind and solarpower
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Over the last decade, China's role in global climate change governance has evolved significantly. On the one hand, China has emerged as the most important global actor in terms of energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2006, the country 

Sulfur Based Thermochemical Energy Storage for Solar Power Tower
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The feasibility of a sulfur based thermochemical cycle (TC) to store high temperature solar heat from a concentrated solar power (CSP) tower was validated in Phase I. The TC consists of three reaction steps:(1) Concentrated sulfuric acid is decomposed on sun into water, 

Low-Cost Metal Hydride Thermal Energy Storage System for Concentrating Solar Power Systems
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1. Background Three of the major improvement areas for Thermal Energy Storage (TES) and 3) increasing their temperature of operation to improve the CSP overall production 

An Analysis of Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage in a California 33% Renewable Scenario
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Executive Summary Concentrating solar power (CSP) with thermal energy storage (TES) is a dispatchable source of renewable electricity generation. However, the dispatchability of this resource is limited by the availability of solar energy. This makes it challenging to 

Solar city, bike city, growth city: governance and energy in Davis, California
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After 35 years in Davis we have decided to move to a community which is closer to what Davis was when we arrived. We rarely recognize familiar faces on the street any more. Unless we do something, the bicycle will lose to the car. The slow growth initiatives 

Addressing Solar-PV Power Generation: Commercialization Assessment for the US EnergyMarket
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Solar-Photovoltaic (PV) utility power is more expensive to produce compared with conventional sources. Current utility power purchase agreement policies discourage private investment because far future cash flow does not add to asset value. This article presents 

Capturing Inherent Variability in Solar PV Energy through Realistic Estimates: A Case Study for the State of Minnesota
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Solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment in the United States and the world is gaining accelerated momentum. It is very important for the solar PV industry standards to be realistic in its energy production estimates. The model of choice for most solar PV installers, 

RESIDUAL ENERGY SPECTRUM OF SOLAR WIND TURBULENCE
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ABSTRACT It has long been known that the energy in velocity and magnetic field fluctuations in the solar wind is not in equipartition. In this paper, we present an analysis of 5 years of Wind data at 1 AU to investigate the reason for this. The residual energy ( 

SMART-SREC: A STOCHASTIC MODEL OF THE NEW JERSEY SOLAR RENEWABLEENERGY CERTIFICATE MARKET
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ABSTRACT Markets for solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs) are gaining in prominence in many states, stimulating growth of the US solar industry. However, SREC market prices have been extremely volatile, causing high risk to participants and potentially less 

4-E (Energy-Exergy-Environment-Economic) Analysis of Stand-Alone Solar Thermal Power Plants and Solar-Coal Hybrid Power Plants?
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ABSTRACT This article deals with 4-E (energy-exergyenvironment-economic) analysis of stand- alone solar thermal power plants (SASTPs) to establish their techno economic feasibility in comparison with coal-fired (CFPs) and solar-coal hybrid power (SCHPs) plants. The 

Solar-Assisted Space Heating and Small Pond-Assisted Space Cooling of a Highly InsulatedEnergy Efficient House
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ABSTRACT For three weeks in October 2009, the US Department of Energy hosted the Solar Decathlon Competition in which 20 teams of college and university students competed to design, build, and operate their own version of a solar-powered house. Team North's 

THE USE OF SOLAR ENERGY
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The use of solar power became very popular in the 1970s, but has fallen in and out of favour since depending on the potential savings when compared with fossil-fuel energy costs. In the 1960s, the space industry began to make the first serious use of the technology to 

OPTIMAL SLOPE ANGLES FOR SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS FOR MAXIMUM SOLAR ENERGY GAIN
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ABSTRACT In this study, a mathematical model is used to determine the solar radiation incident on a inclined surface and the optimum slope angles for each month, season and year are calculated for solar photovoltaic panels at NIT Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is 

Efficiency of Solar Energy Devices: Cause and Concern
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ABSTRACT The present experimental study carried out in the Manali town, where all the solar panels positioned on a fixed surface with its face towards south at an elevation angle of 45o. They do not track the Sun and therefore, the efficiency of power generation is low. 

UTILIZATION OF SOLAR ENERGY IN BELAPUR VILLAGE AKOLE TAHSEEL: SURVEY
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ABSTRACT Solar energy is the largest exploitable renewal resource as more energy from sunlight strikes Earth in 1 hour than all of the energy consumed by humans in an entire year. Use of Solar energy is requirement of the day because the fossil fuel reserves are rapidly 

A NOVEL NINE-SWITCH CONVERTER FOR SOLAR ENERGY GENERATION SYSTEMS
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ABSTRACT Renewable energy sources plays an important role in electricity generation. Various renewable energy sources like wind, solar, geothermal, ocean thermal, and biomass can be used for generation of electricity and for meeting our daily energy needs. 

Role of Solar Energy in Reducing GHG Emissions from Residential Sector of Bangladesh
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ABSTRACT Over the decades there has been increasing worldwide debate concerning the impact of human activities on the global climate system due to the emission of green house gases (GHG) such as carbon di oxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrogen di oxide (N2O) and 

Solar Energy Portfolio Analysis
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ABSTRACT Investments in solar energy often involve the development of solar plants in many locations. Determining the level of investment at each location can be seen as a portfolio problem whose solution requires an understanding of the interaction between all assets. 

FRESH WATER PRODUCTION BY DESALINATION OF SEA WATER USING SOLAR ENERGY
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ABSTRACT In Algeria, as in developing countries, the problem of drinking water is becoming increasingly important, due to the population growth and rising living standards. Desalination of seawater and brackish water is now possible to meet the demand for 

Features of the nanostructured materials for solar energy application: Increased charge carrier mobility
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Based on the previous research and the new ones, the effect of both the fullerenes C60 and C70, as well as the carbon nanotubes on the mobility of charge carriers in conjugated organic systems based on polyimide (PI), on 2-cyclooctylamino-5-nitropyridine (COANP), 

Utilization Of Solar Energy For The Treatment Of Sugar And Distilleries Effluent
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ABSTRACT The investigator has made an attempt to find the impact of sugar and distilleries industry effluent in the environment. India is the largest country producing sugar and alcohol in the world and per capita consumption of sugar in the country is 13.4 kg The investigator 

ROLE OF REDUCTANT AND DYE SENSITIZER FOR SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION AND STORAGE IN PHOTOGALVANIC CELL: INDIGO CARMINE-
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ABSTRACT Photogalvanic cell containing Indigo Carmine as dye sensitizer and Ascorbic acid as electron donor for the enhancement of the electrical output and performance (storage capacity) of the photogalvanic cell with reduce the cost of construction for 

Remote Village Electrification through Renewable Solar energy: a Case Study of Sagar Island, West Bengal, India
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This paper deals with the study of rural electrification scenario through Photo Voltaic cell systems of Sagar island which is isolated from main land mass of West Bengal state by 

Solar Energy as a Primary Source of Energy for a Cloud Server
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ABSTRACT Cloud Computing is a modern innovative technology for solution of a problem with data storage, data processing, company infrastructure building and so on. Many companies worry over the changes by the implementation of this solution because these changes 

Solar Energy Operated Brooder to Improve Food Security of Small-holder Poultry Farmers in Rural Lebanon
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OBJECTIVE The proposed system is constituted mainly of two circuits. The solar side circuit which is composed of a parabolic solar collector with a thermal storage tank, a shell-and- tube heat exchanger and a constant speed circulating pump. The parabolic solar collector 

Performance evaluation of solar cooker using some [N] based ionic liquids as thermalenergy storage materials
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ABSTRACT Seven ionic liquids (ILs) based on tetrabutylammonium cation [N+ 4444] and inorganic anions were tested for their applications in a solar cooker. Thermophysical characteristics like melting point, density, heat of fusion, heat of solid-solid transitions, 

Design of an Automatic Solar Tracking System to Maximize Energy Extraction
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ABSTRACT This paper presents the design of a solar tracking system driven by a mnicrochip PIC 18F452 micro controller. The system is based on two mechanisms. The first one is the search mechanism (PILOT) which locates the position of the sun. The second mechanism 

Solar energy in Brazil
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ABSTRACT Brazilian energy matrix has predominance hydropower, because of its topography, with extensive waters falls to facilitate the creation of great Hydro plant and Small Central Hydroelectric (SCH). Fortunately, the growth and the high investment in wind energy has 

Energy Consumption of Hybrid Solar Drying System (HSDS) with Rotating Rack for Salted Silver Jewfish
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ABSTRACT This paper presents the energy consumption of a hybrid solar drying system (HSDS) with rotating rack for salted silver jewfish. Performances including energy consumption of a HSDS are evaluated for Malaysian silver jewfish (Johnius saldodo) as 

Minimizing energy consumption in wireless sensor networks using solar powered sensors
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Looking for alternative energy source seems efficient for prolonging the network lifetime moreover, solar energy has become more attractive recently because of its environmental benefits and because the efficiency of photovoltaic cells has increased significantly in the 

Prospects of Solar Energy in Bangladesh
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ABSTRACT A reliable, affordable and secure supply of energy is important for socio-economic development. As a country of acute power crisis Bangladesh is now looking forward to develop its renewable energy sources in addition to its traditional sources of fossil fuel. It 

POTENTIAL OF SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY UTILIZATION IN ELECTRICAL GENERATION
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Solar parabolic concentrating collectors are widely and efficiently used in electrical generation. They were experimentally validated in worldwide pioneer plants. SEGS-VI 30 MW solar power plant built in southern California is one of these plants that was 

Estimation of Incoming Solar Energy Budget at the Horizontal Surface of the Earth in the Foothills of the Northern Indian Himalaya
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ABSTRACT The accurate information of solar energy budget distribution at a particular geographical location is essential in prediction of climate studies, and design and development of solar energy devices. This paper presents the status of incoming solar 

Review of Stirling Engines for Pumping Water using Solar Energy as a source of Power
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ABSTRACT In order to satisfy the rising energy demands of global consumption a new ecofriendly renewable power source needs to be explored, conceptualized and developed. Solar energy is a free and clean energy resource which is available to humans or the local 

Economic geography of the electric solar energy potential
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The research first defines possible spatial distribution of main electricity generating solar power systems in China. For that purpose main factors that influence possible distribution of solar power systems are determined and investigated. Based of Multicriteria Evaluation ( 

FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE FOR SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS ISE
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Relies on the current due to oxidation of hydrogen in the cathode–? HFR and ex-situ characterization? High frequency resistant is monitored by impedance spectroscopy? EDX or chemical analysis can establish the presence of contaminants? Morphological 

SIMULATION STUDY ON A NET-ZERO ENERGY HOUSE WITH SOLAR AIR COLLECTORS
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All fresh air solar heating systems are prevailing in Japan. While air collector systems are free from freezing in cold weather and the heated air can be used directly for space heating, in the all fresh air heating system the solar collector inlet temperature is the outdoor air 

Short-Term Solar Energy Forecasting Using Wireless Sensor Networks
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Variability and uncertainty in power output is a major concern and forecasting is, therefore, a top priority. We propose a sensing infrastructure to enable sensing of solar irradiance with application to solar array output forecasting. This poster shows the potential of our 

Solar Energy System in India
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Conventional energy sources like coal, oil, natural gas, etc., are limited in quantity, and if these continue to be depleted at the present rate, these will be exhausted in the coming decades. Energy demand is resulting in the creation of fossil fuel based power plants 

EXISTING CORRELATIONS OF TOP HEAT LOSS FACTOR OF FLAT PLATE SOLARCOLLECTORS AND IMPACT ON USEFUL ENERGY
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ABSTRACT The calculation of heat loss from the collector to its surroundings is required for the design or simulation of the performance of solar collectors. In the present work numerical solutions of the heat balance equations for single glazed flat plate collectors are found 

PRODUCTION OF PLASTER OF PARIS USING SOLAR ENERGY
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ABSTRACT Plaster of Paris (POP) is an important building material. Most of the units producing POP are in small scale sector. These units use wood, coal to calcine gypsum. The average consumption of wood to produce one ton of POP is 300kg. The electrical energy 

CARBON NANOTUBES: LEADING A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR SOLAR ENERGYTECHNOLOGY
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ABSTRACT In the vast world of engineering, advances are being made every day to improve the state of energy renewability and sustainability in all fields: geothermal, wind, and hydroelectric. For example: the wind power industry's innovation of the wind lens to 

Solar Energy Conversion by Photocatalytic Water Splitting and Environmental Remediation Using Transition Metal-Oxide Nanotubes
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Heterogeneous photocatalytic reactions on oxide semiconductors have been attracting much attention because of their potential applications in hydrogen production by water- splitting (WS) and environmental clean-up by the so called Advance Oxidative Processes ( 

Harnessing Nigeria's Abundant Solar Energy Potential using the DESERTEC Model
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ABSTRACT DESERTEC project, a European Union (EU) initiative to harness solar energy by means of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) from Africa for use in Europe, shows the enormous potential that exists in alternative energy sources for the sub-region once there 

EFFECTIVE AND PASSIVE UTILIZATION OF SOLAR ENERGY FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS; AN APPLICATION PERSPECTIVE
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ABSTRACT We live in a world where exists a serious gap between the demand and supply of energy in various forms. The picture is all the more bleak when one realizes that some of the most reliable non renewable energy source like fossil fuels is slowly being exhausted. 

Solar Energy Potential Assessment in the Algerian South Area: Case of Ghardaïa Region
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ABSTRACT The current study investigates solar radiation potential through characterization and exploitation in the Algerian south region, which adopts the Ghardaïa area as a case of study. The location is (32 36'N, 3 48'E and 450 m above MSL). The study aims to provide an 

Performance Studies of a Multipurpose Solar Energy System for Remote Areas
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ABSTRACT Energy consumption for cooking, water heating, drying, heating and cooling of buildings, and water distillation in this developing world is a major component of total energy consumption in various households and commercial sectors. Demands and prices of fuels 

Clean energy from wastewater solar ponds under Egypt climatic conditions
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ABSTRACT There are several sources of wastewater in Egypt. The most critical sources are cooling water from pump stations and brine from desalination process. The energy required in Egypt is produced by burning of fuel directly or indirectly by using public electricity, 

Solar Energy For Domestic Drinking Water-A Pilot Study
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ABSTRACT This paper consists of a proposed solar water pumping system for a single story house. The proposed system will be used to pump government's supply water stored in an under-ground water storage tank to overhead drinking water storage tank of a single story 

Solar Energy Based Optimal Battery Charging Mechanism in Robotic Vehicle by Using Smart Host Microcontroller
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ABSTRACT The PENTRON robotic platform-an autonomous unmanned exploration vehicle specialized in recognition. The robotic vehicle having pack of two rechargeable batteries each performing charging and discharging operation independently. The two pack of 

Nonlinear Thermal Analysis of Solar Air Heater for the Purpose of Energy Saving
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ABSTRACT In this article, nonlinear thermal Analysis of air- heating flat-plate solar collectors was conducted to obtain temperature distribution inside the heat transfer unit. Due to temperature-dependency of specific heat coefficient of air, the 

High Voltage Gain Boost Converter Based On Three State Switching Cell for Solar EnergyHarvesting
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ABSTRACT In this paper a three state switching cell boost converter for photovoltaic applications employing MPPT (perturb and observe) algorithm is discussed. A three state switching cell boost converter has advantages such as reduced size of boost inductor and 

Atomic-scale control of the III-V-on-Si formation for solar energy conversion devices
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III-V semiconductor materials are well established in high-performance multi junction solar cells and also constitute a promising absorber material class for solar-driven water splitting due to their tunable electrooptical properties. The concept of III-V based high performance 

Advanced solar spectral selective films/coatings and their applications on energy efficiency windows and solar thermal collectors
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The earth receives 1.74× 10 17 W (174 petawatts) of solar energy at the uppe r atmosphere and about 70% of the total radiation comes onto the surface of the earth by energy fractions to 44% visible light, 3% ultraviolet, and the remainder infrared with wavelength ranging at 

A Measurement System for Solar Energy in Kirklareli
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ABSTRACT –This study is focused on the investigation of PV-panel performance in terms of the solar radiation and temperature. For this purpose, a data collection system is established in campus of Kirklareli University and the collected data depending on the seasonal 

Introducing a new technology for seawater treatment with solar energy
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ABSTRACT Solar desalination has been used for long time to obtain potable water from seawater, but because of a number of technical difficulties, the technique has not been commercialized to serve industrial-scale or large communities demand of water. With the 

DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR ZERO ENERGY SOLAR BUILDINGS
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ABSTRACT Zero energy buildings are still more a curiosity than a common practice, mainly because designers are usually unwilling to abandon traditional materials and design concepts. Besides that, zero energy building design requires wide knowledge not only in 

Low Pressure Steam Generation by Solar Energy WithFresnel Lens: A Review
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ABSTRACT Fresnel lenses of imaging and non imaging designs are one of the best options for solar energy concentration. Compared with imaging systems, non-imaging systems have the merits of larger accept angles, higher concentration ratios with less volume and 

Performance evaluation and regeneration of silica gel by using solar energy with Parabolic dish collector
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ABSTRACT Regeneration of silica gel by using solar energy with parabolic dish collector (PDC) has been investigated. The heat concentrated by Parabolic dish collector (PDC). which has aperture and receiver area 1.760.58 m2, respectively. the ambient temperature varies 

IONIC LIQUIDS–GREEN SOLVENTS FOR ENERGY STORAGE AND SOLAR PROTECTION
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ABSTRACT In this work a synthesis of a new 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)-3-methylimidazolium nitrate ionic liquid is presented. The structure of this molecule was confirmed by both NMR and IR spectroscopy. For additional characterization, the densities of this ionic liquid were 

National laboratory grant supports research on predicting solar energy
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Dr. Jane Harvill, an associate professor in the Department of Statistical Science, recently received a grant from the Sandia National Laboratories in support of her research aimed at improving statistical models used to predict solar irradiance-the amount of solar energy 

Regulatory Changes and the Volatility of Stock Returns–The German Solar Energy Sector
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ABSTRACT As the whole cleantech industry is depending on political support and subsidies, we estimate conditional volatility of solar industry stock returns under consideration of political risk news. Our results document major changes in political support of the solar 

New Mexico Solar Energy Association
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As members know, for over 10 years, NMSEA has produced Solar Fiestas as an environmental fair, with exhibits and workshops focusing on practical uses of renewable energy and other sustainable living practices. As in the past, this year's event will offer two 

Energy Efficient Approach for Solar Energy Harvesting in WSNs
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ABSTRACT The wireless sensor network is the self configuring type of network which is used to sense the environment conditions like temperature, pressure etc. The sensor network is deployed in the far places like forests, deserts. The sensor nodes have limited size and 

by burning of fossil fuels is a primary cause of global warming. One of the best solutions is to convert CO2 into valuable organic products by means of solar energy.
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The capture and efficient utilization of CO2 is an important issue since CO2 released by burning of fossil fuels is a primary cause of global warming. One of the best solutions is to convert CO2 into valuable organic products by means of solar energy. Various photocatalysts, ranging 

Homer Optimization Based Solar PV; Wind Energy and Diesel Generator Based Hybrid System.
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ABSTRACT Through this Paper we are introducing a new Design Idea Of Optimized PV-Solar And Wind Hybrid Energy System, Mobile Base Station Over Conventional Diesel Generator For A Particular Site In village imaliya (bhanpur). The aim of this paper to generate 

Development of A Grid Connected Inverter for Solar PV Systems with Energy Capture Improvement Based On Current Control Strategy
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ABSTRACT In this paper a single stage inverter for solar PV system with energy capture improvement based on voltage control to solve fast changing irradiation problem is proposed. A cascaded control structure with a dc link voltage control loop and a current 

Computational fluid dynamic modeling of a latent heat reactor used for solar thermal energystorage
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In the last years the solar-based energy production has experienced a noticeable increase. Between the different power generation alternatives, one of the most promising is the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), which is widely used in electricity production power 

Design and Construction of a Boat Powered by Solar Energy with the Aid of Computational Tools
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The senior design project in engineering curricula is undoubtedly one of the prime opportunities for future engineers to synthesize knowledge acquired during their college education. We adopt the perspective that product development is an engineering and 

Cost Analysis of Concentrated Solar Power Plant with Thermal Energy Storage System in Bangladesh
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ABSTRACT Electricity is one of the most vital ingredients of socio-economic development of a developing country like Bangladesh. Sufficient supply of electricity is essential for attracting both domestic and foreign investment. Bangladesh electricity generation is heavily 

Modeling, control and simulation of a solar hydrogen/fuel cell hybrid energy system for a grid connected applications
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ABSTRACT Different energy sources and converters need to be integrated with each other for extended usage of alternative energy, in order to meet sustained load demands during various weather conditions. The objective of this paper is to associate with photovoltaic 

A Guide for Estimating Potential Energy Savings from Increased Solar Reflectance of a Low-Sloped Roof
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A guidebook was developed that can be used to evaluate the net energy savings and resultant cost savings associated with changing the solar reflectance of low-sloped roofs. This paper presents an overview of the guide and excerpts to illustrate its use. The guide 

Design and Control of Small Power Standalone Solar PV Energy System
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ABSTRACT –This paper deals with the analysis, design and control of a small power standalone solar photovoltaic (SPV) generating system. A PV array of 33V-43.2 V is taken as an input and its output voltage is achieved as 360V dc using a flyback converter. The battery is 

Utility of Non-conventional Energy Sources to Meet Increasing Power Demands by SolarPower Plant
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ABSTRACT Solar is a green energy that consumes small streams to generate electricity without depends on any sources of nonrenewable energy. Even though the power generated is less but the benefits gained from this energy is the ability to raise the standard living of 

electrochemical researches. Their synthesis can be routinely performed for various energy-related applications (eg thermoelectric, solar cells, photo-electrocatalysis
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Composites of poly (3-hexylthiophene)(P3HT) and metal (silver, gold) nanoparticles have been synthesized and characterized by various methods (electrochemistry, UV-VIS, Raman and FTIR spectroscopy) which latter results prove the existence of specific interaction 

Twisted magnetic flux bundles as an energy source for major solar flares: II. Interpretation
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ABSTRACT We studied the evolution of a flare-productive sunspot group NOAA 9236, and found vortex-like motion of satellite sunspots surrounding the main sunspot, which is one of the crucial characteristics of flare-productive groups. We discuss the mechanism of the 

Implementation of Reduced Switch Modular Inverter for Hybrid of Solar Photovoltaic and WindEnergy System
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ABSTRACT To fulfill the challenging demands of the growing grid, new concepts of the inverters are needed. In this project a reduced switch modular inverter design is detailed. A reduced switch modular inverter design is presented for a modern power system which inputs 

solar powered vehicle research papers



Solar powered vehicle
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ABSTRACT The renewable energy is vital for today's world as in near future the non renewable sources that we are using are going to get exhausted. The solar vehicle is a step in saving these non renewable sources of energy. The basic principle of solar car is to use 

Analysis, Simulation, and evaluation of maximum power point tracking (MPPT) methods for asolar powered vehicle
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 2.1 Power train of a solar powered vehicle. . . . .  batteries DC/DC Figure 2.1: Power train of a solar powered vehicle. This chapter will introduce the various elements of such a photovoltaic power system and derive the mathematical models necessary to represent its behavior in 

THE ULTRACOMMUTER: A VIABLE AND DESIRAB LE SOLAR-POWERED COMMUTERVEHICLE
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ABSTRACT The University of Queensland UltraCommuter project is the demonstration of an ultra-light weight, low drag, energy efficient and low polluting, electric commuter vehicle equipped with a 2.5 m2 onboard solar array. A key goal of the project is to make the 

Wireless LAN for operation of high resolution imaging payload on a high altitude solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle
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ABSTRACT Two separate imaging payloads were successfully operated using a wireless line-of-sight telemetry system that was developed as part of a recently completed UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) imaging campaign over the largest coffee plantation in the USA 

A Solar Powered Autonomous Mobile Vehicle for Monitoring and Surveillance Missions of Long Duration
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ABSTRACT –In this paper, an autonomous vehicle capable of operating during large periods of time for observation and monitoring is proposed. The vehicle integrates photovoltaic panels and a methanol fuel cell, together with a neurobiological inspired control architecture for 

Performance and Cost Optimised MPPT for Solar Powered Vehicle
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ABSTRACT These days we are emphasizing more on the need and methods to utilize the photovoltaic sources of energy in the best possible ways. Solar power is available in abundance to the Earth. With proper matching of solar irradiance and load on the solar 

Use of COMSOL In Aerodynamic Optimization of the UNLV Solar-Powered Unmanned AerialVehicle
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ABSTRACT We discuss the use of COMSOL Multiphysics 3.4 in the aerodynamic optimization process of the UNLV solarpowered UAV. We also address the use of COMSOL's Multiphysics ability and how it was used within the scope of the project. In particular we 

Intelligent Navigation for a Solar Powered Unmanned Underwater Vehicle
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ABSTRACT In this paper, an intelligent navigation system for an unmanned underwater vehicle powered by renewable energy and designed for shadow water inspection in missions of a long duration is proposed. The system is composed of an underwater vehicle, which tows 

Design of Solar/Electric Powered Hybrid Vehicle (SEPHV) System with Charge Pattern Optimization for Energy Cost
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ABSTRACT This paper proposes a Solar Electric Powered Hybrid Vehicle (SEPHV) system which solves the major problems of fuel and pollution. An electric vehicle usually uses a battery which has been charged by external electrical power supply. All recent electric 

Vehicle Profile Design versus Solar Energy Collection: Styling Considerations for Solar-powered Personal Commuter Vehicles
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ABSTRACT While current photovoltaic (PV) efficiencies limit the feasibility of a solar-powered personal commuter vehicle similar in size and shape to current gasoline powered automobiles, research into developing a hybrid design has been growing. The present 

Design of a Small Solar-powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
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MOTIVATION The main motivation behind this thesis comes from the environmental challenges that the world is facing. From global warming to a lack of natural resources, engineers have had to overcome these challenges for the last 50 years. Commercial 

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Thesolar updraftpower plant: design and optimization of thetowerfor wind effects
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ABSTRACTSolar updraftpower generation has first been proposed in 1903 by the Spanish engineer I. Cabanyes, followed by a description by the German scientist [Gnther 1931]. Starting in 1982, a team with the German civil engineer J. Schlaich constructed a

Solar Updraft TowerPower Plant with Thermal Storage
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ABSTRACT A mathematic model is presented forsolar updraft towerpower plant with water- storage system. This model is developed to evaluate the effect of geometrical parameters of thesolar towerpower plant as well as the wind velocity on the power production of the

Computer Simulation ofSolar Updraft TowerSystems to Describe the Variation of Velocity with Essential Parameters of the Systems
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ABSTRACT At this research the computer modeling ofsolar updraft towersystems would be consider to describe the variation of velocity with five parameters of the systems by the fluent software. Thesolar updraft towersystems consist of three essential element-glass roof

Towers of power: Thesolar updraft tower
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After four years and 17 capital raisings, Enviromission is trying to grab an $80-million federal government handout to keep alive its dream of building a giant hot-air poweredtowerin the Riverina. The company boasted to the Herald three years ago that it

Aerothermal Performance of aSolar Updraft Tower
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ABSTRACT The objective of this thesis is to simulate the thermo-fluid interaction of aSolar Updraft Tower(collector,towerand turbine) using a one-dimensional numerical analysis. The aim is to develop a tool for the accurate prediction of the performance of aSolar


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