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Accepted Manuscript
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng.
Paper No: SOL-21-1211
Published Online: November 8, 2021
... the solar, tower, and heliostat models. The MATLAB simulation model for the proposed integrated drive system is developed and evaluated. An experimental prototype for a dual-axis heliostat is built using Class-E DC choppers and an inexpensive Gyro angle sensor. The prototype is tested and considered...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2022, 144(1): 011002.
Paper No: SOL-21-1018
Published Online: July 9, 2021
... module PV system is first modeled and then validated through field-testing to determine the theoretical and experimental maximum power point (MPP) voltage and current output. The solar photovoltaic module model has an average percent difference of 12% compared to the field-testing results. The FESS...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2021, 143(4): 041005.
Paper No: SOL-20-1321
Published Online: January 11, 2021
...-generation concentrated solar power (CSP) systems. For the first time, some essential thermophysical properties of this eutectic chloride molten salt needed for basic heat transfer and energy storage analysis in the application of concentrating solar power systems have been experimentally tested and provided...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2021, 143(1): 011006.
Paper No: SOL-20-1103
Published Online: July 1, 2020
...% and 45.4% for the double-pass collector at 30, 50, and 70 mm bed heights and airflow rate of 0.043 kg/(s m 2 ), respectively. The thermohydraulic efficiency, temperature difference, and perforated cover surface temperature were analyzed at each test and their effects on the system performance were...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2021, 143(1): 011001.
Paper No: SOL-19-1234
Published Online: June 11, 2020
... agreement with those in the experiments. An experimental test of a volumetric ceramic receiver was conducted, and the results indicate the availability and applicability of the high-flux solar simulator when carrying out studies about solar receivers. Email: chushunzhou@mail.iee.ac.cn Email: baifw...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. October 2020, 142(5): 051011.
Paper No: SOL-19-1374
Published Online: March 26, 2020
... measurement radiation renewable solar solar cooker solar receiver sustainability testing thermal power thermodynamics Energy is the basic essential to satisfy the requirements of modern societies and to sustain the fast economic and industrial growth of any country. Insight into nature...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. April 2020, 142(2): 021006.
Paper No: SOL-18-1087
Published Online: October 23, 2019
... dynamics (CFD) forested terrain k–ε turbulence model Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS) equations wind modeling efficiency energy fluid flow measurement renewable simulation testing wind wind turbine The work described in this paper is part of a larger work published in the form...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. October 2018, 140(5): 051012.
Paper No: SOL-17-1159
Published Online: June 18, 2018
... that energy saving potential of the light pipe could be quantified. This paper deals with experimental validation of three existing semi-empirical models for light pipes with different aspect ratios, installed on a windowless test room, at IIT Delhi, New Delhi. Two new semi-empirical models based...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. October 2018, 140(5): 051004.
Paper No: SOL-17-1375
Published Online: May 7, 2018
... Environment Heat transfer Heating Renewable Simulation Solar Storage Sustainability System Testing Thermal power Thermodynamics In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change, the implementation of noncarbon based energy systems is essential. In Canada, for example...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Design Innovation Paper
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2018, 140(4): 045001.
Paper No: SOL-18-1003
Published Online: April 13, 2018
... Simulation Solar Solar reactor Testing Solar simulators are used in the research and development of new solar energy technologies, as well as in the study of novel materials for service in harsh environments [ 1 ]. Rather than building full-scale prototypes for on-sun testing, solar simulators...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. June 2018, 140(3): 031008.
Paper No: SOL-17-1259
Published Online: March 13, 2018
... inner tube is wound by a spiral structure is proposed in to achieve a more cost-effective solar trough concentrating system for solar desalination. The sealing stress between inner and outer tube is analyzed and the thermal performance is tested. The results showed that the evacuated tube could...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2018, 140(1): 014503.
Paper No: SOL-17-1074
Published Online: November 14, 2017
... power divided by the sum of the standard test condition (STC) rated DC power of the modules in the array. The performance ratio (PR) is a measure of how closely the array is operating relative to its aggregate module nameplate rating. It factors in all of the losses in the array, which include module...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. December 2017, 139(6): 061008.
Paper No: SOL-16-1461
Published Online: September 28, 2017
... received August 14, 2017; published online September 28, 2017. Assoc. Editor: Yves Gagnon. 28 10 2016 14 08 2017 Energy Measurement Renewable Simulation System Testing Wind Wind turbine The great advantage provided by individual pitch control (IPC) primarily on blade...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. December 2017, 139(6): 061009.
Paper No: SOL-17-1053
Published Online: September 28, 2017
...A. Hunter Fanney; William Healy; Vance Payne; Joshua Kneifel; Lisa Ng; Brian Dougherty; Tania Ullah; Farhad Omar The Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility (NZERTF) was designed to be approximately 60% more energy efficient than homes meeting the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. October 2017, 139(5): 051010.
Paper No: SOL-17-1152
Published Online: August 22, 2017
...Ali Elmaihy; Ahmed El Weteedy Extensive solar field performance testing is often required as part of the plant commissioning process in order to ensure that actual solar field performance satisfies both technical specifications and performance guarantees between the involved parties. In this study...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. October 2017, 139(5): 051007.
Paper No: SOL-17-1079
Published Online: July 27, 2017
... 03 2017 21 06 2017 Clean energy Energy Measurement Renewable Sustainability System Testing Wind Wind turbine Wind energy has become critically important for electricity generation, and the U.S. and European Union project that wind energy could provide 20% and 25...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. October 2017, 139(5): 051004.
Paper No: SOL-17-1056
Published Online: July 18, 2017
.... A pressure transducer was used to monitor reactor operating pressure and products of reduction were measured via a mass spectrometer (MS) and gas chromatograph (GC). Labels A and B indicate locations at which the O 2 flow controller and supply were connected for dispersion testing. After the air...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2017, 139(4): 041006.
Paper No: SOL-16-1518
Published Online: May 16, 2017
... and the integrated transmittance in the visible range, i.e., 400–800 nm for a float glass of 2 mm thickness aged under damp heat (DH). The optical characterizations of the soda-lime glass exposed to the DH test highlight the relevance of apparent emissivity used like a nondestructive aging indicator. The sensitivity...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. June 2017, 139(3): 031012.
Paper No: SOL-15-1457
Published Online: April 25, 2017
...Antoine Boubault; Julius Yellowhair; Clifford K. Ho A 7.2 kW (electric input) solar simulator was designed in order to perform accelerated testing on absorber materials for concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. computer-aided design (cad) software integrating a ray-tracing tool was used...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. June 2017, 139(3): 031011.
Paper No: SOL-16-1389
Published Online: March 21, 2017
..., it is very important to understand and take into account the degradation process of PV modules under high-voltage stress. Accelerated tests under damp heat (over 1300 h of DH85/60; RH = 85%, T = 60 °C) of in-house developed monocrystalline silicon PV modules with p-type solar cells were preformed while...