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Showing papers in "Renewable Energy in 2017"


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TL;DR: An overview of forecasting methods of solar irradiation using machine learning approaches is given and it will be shown that other methods begin to be used in this context of prediction.

1,095 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass has been addressed, focusing primarily on the ideal feedstock, technologies, reactors, and properties of the end product.

913 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors provide a comprehensive and robust analysis of the role of renewable energy consumption and institutions on economic growth and in combating CO2 emissions across the regions and income groups.

432 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, a review of PEMFC control sub-systems including reaction, thermal, water management and power electronic subsystems is presented, with special attention on control strategies to avoid fuel starvation.

395 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a review of recent optimization methods applied to solve the problem of placement and sizing of distributed generation units from renewable energy sources based on a classification of the most recent and highly cited papers.

345 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the relative performance of renewable and non-renewable energy consumption on economic growth in 17 emerging economies was investigated using with bootstrap panel causality that allows both cross-section dependency and country specific heterogeneity across countries.

314 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, an economical and optimized design for electricity generation using hybrid energy source PV/Biomass for an agricultural farm and a residential community centered in a small village of district Layyah in the Punjab province of Pakistan.

277 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors investigated the thermodynamic behavior of pyrolysis in cattle manure and revealed the complex mechanism of cattle manure pyrotechnics using TGA experiments with six different heating rates, e.g., 10, 20, 30, 40, 60 and 80°C min −1.

273 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, an incentive-based demand response program is incorporated into the operations of a grid connected microgrid and the optimal dispatch strategy is obtained by minimizing the conventional generators fuel cost, the transaction costs of the transferable power and maximizing the microgrid operator's demand response benefit whilst simultaneously satisfying the load demand constraints amongst other constraints.

269 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, Ant Lion Optimization Algorithm (ALOA) is proposed for optimal location and sizing of distributed generation (DG) based renewable sources for various distribution systems.

256 citations


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TL;DR: A sensitivity analysis indicates that the model is useful for identifying suitable locations for the development of wind farm projects, as well as for assessing the suitability of already licensed projects for the construction of wind farms.

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TL;DR: The potential types of algae in contributing carbohydrate and lipids to produce biofuel such as biodiesel, bioethanol and bio-gas are reviewed and economic feasibilities of algae based fuel production are discussed based on Life Cycle Analysis.

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TL;DR: In this article, animal bones modified with potassium hydroxide (KOH) were used as heterogeneous solid base catalyst for transesterification of non-edible Jatropha oil.

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TL;DR: In this article, a simulation model of biomass gasification for syngas production with steam as gasifying agent and subsequent Syngas adjustment has been developed using Aspen Plus.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a random forest method is proposed to build an hour-ahead wind power predictor, which is based on spatially averaged wind speed and wind direction, and the random forest does not need to be tuned or optimized, unlike most other learning machines.

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TL;DR: The aim of this research was to implement a geographical information system with multi-criteria decision making methods, to select the most feasible location for installing wind power plants in continental Ecuador.

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TL;DR: In this article, the conversion of sugarcane bagasse into fuel was studied as a low cost source material, and the results revealed that the conventional pyrolysis produce more syngas yield with the increases of temperature.

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TL;DR: An improved radial basis function neural network-based model with an error feedback scheme (IRBFNN-EF) for forecasting short-term wind speed and power of a wind farm, where an additional shape factor is included in the classic Gaussian basis function associated with each neuron in the hidden layer.

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TL;DR: In this paper, an energy storage system designed for residential buildings with photovoltaic generation is presented, which is able to increase the matching between the local generation and consumption, as well as to decease the energy bill, using lithium-ion batteries as a storage device.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the effect of the domain size and azimuthal increment on the performance of a 2-bladed VAWT operating at a moderate tip speed ratio of 4.5 using 2-dimensional and 2.5-dimensional simulations with the unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (URANS).

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TL;DR: In this paper, a methodology based on Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) and an Analog Ensemble (AnEn) is presented to generate 72 h deterministic and probabilistic forecasts of power generated by photovoltaic (PV) power plants using input from a numerical weather prediction model and computed astronomical variables.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors proposed a new strategy for the optimal scheduling problem taking into account the impact of uncertainties in wind, solar PV and load demand forecasts, and the simulation results for IEEE 30 and 300 bus test systems with GA and two-point estimate based optimal power flow, and GA and Monte Carlo Simulation (MCS) have been obtained to ascertain the effectiveness of proposed method.

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TL;DR: Wang et al. as mentioned in this paper investigated the feasibility and performance of hybrid ground-source heat pump (HGSHP) with auxiliary heat source in Shenyang located in the cold area.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors reveal the possibilities of EU countries to achieve the Europe 2020 strategy and Paris agreement targets by regression analysis and reveal that the growth of economy and primary energy consumption stimulate GHG emissions in EU-28; meanwhile, increase of RES share decreased them.

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TL;DR: Sorption is used for absorption/adsorption heat pumps (sorption refrigeration) and sorption for thermal energy storage (TES) as mentioned in this paper, where the operation principle of the technology and the materials used or in research are listed and compared.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors show that there is important biomass energy potential for climate change mitigation and energy sustainability in Turkey and that fuel wood is the major source of energy in rural Turkey.

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TL;DR: In this article, the spatial suitability for large-scale solar power installations in Tanzania through using Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis combined with Multicriteria Decision Making (MCDM) technique is investigated.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors present linear programming models for the optimal management of off-grid systems and develop a methodology to include battery degradation processes inside the optimization models, through the definition of battery degradation costs.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the accuracy of Support Vector Machine (SVM), Artificial Neural Network (ANN), and empirical solar radiation models with different combination of input parameters were evaluated based on statistical measures.

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TL;DR: In this article, the performance and emission of a CI single-cylinder engine were evaluated using the CNTs with the concentrations of 30, 60, and 90ppm for each fuel blend.