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Published at Renewable Energy – The performance evaluation of the free-falling particle solar receiver with a novel zigzag mass-flow controlled particle release pattern

Published at Renewable Energy – The performance evaluation of the free-falling particle solar receiver with a novel zigzag mass-flow controlled particle release pattern

Abstract: A free-falling particle receiver is a promising technology to be used in concentrating solar power plants. In this study, an optical-thermal coupled model is established by combining a Monte Carlo ray-tracing method with a finite volume method to simulate...

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Published at International Journal of Hydrogen Energy – Exergetic evaluation of the effect of nanofluid utilization for performance enhancement of a solar driven hydrogen production plant

Published at International Journal of Hydrogen Energy – Exergetic evaluation of the effect of nanofluid utilization for performance enhancement of a solar driven hydrogen production plant

Abstract: Recently, research and development on progressive and efficient hydrogen production methods has been paid lots of attention due to carbon-free feature of hydrogen. Application of nanoparticles to enhance an integrated solar-based hydrogen production unit is...

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Published at Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering – Production of Biochar by Slow and Solar-Biomass Pyrolysis: Focus on the Output Configuration Assessment, Adaptability, and Barriers to Market Penetration

Published at Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering – Production of Biochar by Slow and Solar-Biomass Pyrolysis: Focus on the Output Configuration Assessment, Adaptability, and Barriers to Market Penetration

Abstract: Biochar production through slow pyrolysis is a versatile and adaptable approach for managing diverse biomass waste. However, their industrial applications remain limited because of their high energy consumption and the emission of toxic gases. Solar-biomass...

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Published at International Journal of Hydrogen Energy – Enhancing molten tin methane pyrolysis performance for hydrogen and carbon production in a hybrid solar/electric bubbling reactor

Published at International Journal of Hydrogen Energy – Enhancing molten tin methane pyrolysis performance for hydrogen and carbon production in a hybrid solar/electric bubbling reactor

View full size: Abstract: Methane pyrolysis in liquid metals is a worth-developing process for CO2-free hydrogen production. This study investigates methane pyrolysis in molten tin and highlights the impact of several parameters on methane conversion (XCH4) in a novel...

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Published at Energy Conversion and management – Solar oil refinery: Solar-driven hybrid chemical cracking of residual oil towards efficiently upgrading fuel and abundantly generating hydrogen

Published at Energy Conversion and management – Solar oil refinery: Solar-driven hybrid chemical cracking of residual oil towards efficiently upgrading fuel and abundantly generating hydrogen

Abstract: Built on the Solar Reactive Utilization framework, this study presents an innovative concept called the Solar Oil Refinery, applying solar energy in the energy-demanding oil refining. Herein, a solar multi-energies-driven hybrid chemical oil refining system,...

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Published at Energy Conversion and Management – Comparative study of process simulation, energy and exergy analyses of solar enhanced char-cycling biomass pyrolysis process

Published at Energy Conversion and Management – Comparative study of process simulation, energy and exergy analyses of solar enhanced char-cycling biomass pyrolysis process

Abstract: Pyrolysis is an efficient technology for converting biomass into value-added products, characterized by endothermal reactions. The introduction of induced solar irradiance can boost product yields and reduce carbon emissions associated with incineration....

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Published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews – Phase change material (PCM) candidates for latent heat thermal energy storage (LHTES) in concentrated solar power (CSP) based thermal applications – A review

Published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews – Phase change material (PCM) candidates for latent heat thermal energy storage (LHTES) in concentrated solar power (CSP) based thermal applications – A review

Abstract: Solar energy offers over 2,945,926 TWh/year of global Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) potential, that can be used to substitute fossil fuels in power generation and mitigate 2.1 GtCO2 of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission to support Sustainable Development Goals...

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Published at Journal of Solar Engineering – Compilation of a Solar Mirror Materials Database and an Analysis of Natural and Accelerated Mirror Exposure and Degradation

Published at Journal of Solar Engineering – Compilation of a Solar Mirror Materials Database and an Analysis of Natural and Accelerated Mirror Exposure and Degradation

Abstract: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been conducting exposure experiments on solar reflectors for over four decades. Thousands of mirror samples from over one hundred suppliers have been exposed to and monitored in a range of relevant...

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Published at Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews – Phase change material (PCM) candidates for latent heat thermal energy storage (LHTES) in concentrated solar power (CSP) based thermal applications – A review

Published at Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews – Phase change material (PCM) candidates for latent heat thermal energy storage (LHTES) in concentrated solar power (CSP) based thermal applications – A review

Abstract: Solar energy offers over 2,945,926 TWh/year of global Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) potential, that can be used to substitute fossil fuels in power generation and mitigate 2.1 GtCO2 of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission to support Sustainable Development Goals...

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Published at Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews – Massive grid-scale energy storage for next-generation concentrated solar power: A review of the potential emerging concepts

Published at Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews – Massive grid-scale energy storage for next-generation concentrated solar power: A review of the potential emerging concepts

The cost of renewable energy has significantly decreased in recent years, which marks the way towards a fully renewable and sustainable future. However, this energy transition is not possible without massive grid-scale energy storage technology since most of the...

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Published at Energy Conversion and Management – Thermodynamic and economic analysis of a multi-energy complementary distributed CCHP system coupled with solar thermochemistry and active energy storage regulation process

Published at Energy Conversion and Management – Thermodynamic and economic analysis of a multi-energy complementary distributed CCHP system coupled with solar thermochemistry and active energy storage regulation process

Abstract: The combination of distributed energy systems (DES) and solar energy is considered a vital measure to save the usage of fossil energy. A new distributed combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) system integrated with solar thermochemistry (STC) and energy...

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Published at Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells – Erosion wear analysis of heat exchange surfaces in a falling particle-based concentrating solar power system

Published at Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells – Erosion wear analysis of heat exchange surfaces in a falling particle-based concentrating solar power system

Abstract: Next generation concentrating solar power (CSP) plants that use solid particles as the heat transfer and storage medium provide opportunities for higher temperature operation, higher efficiency, and lower levelized cost. However, falling particles over...

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Published at Solar Energy – Numerical analysis of wind-induced convective heat losses in large-scale open volumetric cavity receivers and the evaluation of countermeasures

Published at Solar Energy – Numerical analysis of wind-induced convective heat losses in large-scale open volumetric cavity receivers and the evaluation of countermeasures

Abstract: This study investigates the wind influence on the operation of an open volumetric cavity receiver (OVR) designed with a tower height of approximately 200m and a total thermal power of 240MW�ℎ. The receiver design incorporates an air return system where parts...

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Published at Journal of Cleaner Production – Salinity impacts on a unique desalination system embedded with concentrated solar energy for cleaner production

Published at Journal of Cleaner Production – Salinity impacts on a unique desalination system embedded with concentrated solar energy for cleaner production

Abstract: This research comprehensively analyzed a unique solar desalination unit that operates on concentrated solar energy. The analysis primarily focused on evaluating three crucial components: the condenser, flash chamber, and brine heater. Testing was initially...

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