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Published at Applied Thermal Engineering – Artificial neural Network-Based LCOH estimation for concentrated solar power plants for industrial process heating applications

Published at Applied Thermal Engineering – Artificial neural Network-Based LCOH estimation for concentrated solar power plants for industrial process heating applications

Abstract: A study was conducted to assess the feasibility of a 5MWt solar-only parabolic trough concentrated solar power (CSP) for industrial process heat (IPH) in various locations across Morocco. Furthermore, the initial plant design has been optimized by...

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Published at Applied Thermal Engineering – Enhancement of the Power-to-Heat Energy Conversion Process of a Thermal Energy Storage Cycle through the use of a Thermoelectric Heat Pump

Published at Applied Thermal Engineering – Enhancement of the Power-to-Heat Energy Conversion Process of a Thermal Energy Storage Cycle through the use of a Thermoelectric Heat Pump

Abstract: The principal strategy for achieving a neutral climate entails enhancing the share of renewable energies in the energy mix, in conjunction with promoting innovation in efficient technologies. Thermal energy storage systems have the potential to efficiently...

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Published at Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments – Energy systems capacity planning under high renewable penetration considering concentrating solar power

Published at Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments – Energy systems capacity planning under high renewable penetration considering concentrating solar power

Abstract: With the rapid development of renewable generation and the promotion of “Clean Heating”, the uncertainty of renewables as well as rising energy demand has posed significant problems to the energy system’s economical and flexible operation. As a renewable...

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Published at Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells – Incorporation of CaZrO3 into calcium-based heat carriers for efficient solar thermochemical energy storage

Published at Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells – Incorporation of CaZrO3 into calcium-based heat carriers for efficient solar thermochemical energy storage

Abstract Calcium-based materials (CaCO3/CaO) have shown significant potential for use in thermochemical energy storage systems for concentrated solar power generation due to their low-cost, high-energy storage efficiency, and operational temperature range. However,...

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Published at Renewable Energy –  Feasibility study: Economic and technical analysis of optimal configuration and operation of a hybrid CSP/PV/wind power cogeneration system with energy storage

Published at Renewable Energy – Feasibility study: Economic and technical analysis of optimal configuration and operation of a hybrid CSP/PV/wind power cogeneration system with energy storage

Abstract: In this study, a hybrid photovoltaic-wind-concentrated solar power renewable energy system and two cogeneration models are proposed. Evaluation criteria are employed, including the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and the loss of power supply probability...

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Published at Energy Conversion and Management – Research progress on metal oxide oxygen carrier materials for two-step solar thermochemical cycles in the last five years

Published at Energy Conversion and Management – Research progress on metal oxide oxygen carrier materials for two-step solar thermochemical cycles in the last five years

Full-size image Abstract: In the evolving landscape of sustainable energy solutions, the approach of two-step solar thermochemical cycles assumes a position of paramount importance. Metal oxide oxygen carriers, integral to the functioning of these cycles, play a...

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Published at Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research – Solar Thermochemical Production of Syngas from H2O and CO2─Experimental Parametric Study, Control, and Automation

Published at Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research – Solar Thermochemical Production of Syngas from H2O and CO2─Experimental Parametric Study, Control, and Automation

Abstract: We report on an experimental parametric study performed on a modular and fully automated solar fuel system for the solar-driven thermochemical splitting of CO2 and H2O. Concentrated solar energy is used as the source of high-temperature process heat for...

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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 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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