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Open Access Research Article

Hot Water Preparation along with Combined Solar Thermochemical Energy Storage System: Experimental Validation and Performance Simulation

Received: 18 December 2020;  Published: 14 April 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2102017

Abstract

Hybrid solar thermal systems are regarded as a promising solution for delivering clean thermal energy for building sector, especially when combining them with different renewable energy sources. Solar energy production usually does not match the thermal energy demand, and the energy storage must be [...]

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Open Access Research Article

A Switched-Reluctance Motor Drive Powered by Switch-Mode Rectifier with Battery Energy Storage Buffer

Received: 23 December 2020;  Published: 07 April 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2102016

Abstract

This paper presents a three-phase full-bridge boost switch-mode rectifier (SMR) fed switched-reluctance motor (SRM) drive with energy storage buffer. First, the power circuits and control schemes of the two power stages are properly designed. Except for having good line drawn power quality, the boos [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Zinc Silicate Thin Film Composites Obtained by a Sputtering Based Approach: Structural, Dielectric and Photovoltaic Properties

Received: 19 January 2021;  Published: 02 April 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2102015

Abstract

Zinc silicates thin films have been obtained by a solid state two steps reaction, consisting in the sputtering deposition of alternating layers of Silicon and Zinc oxide reagents, followed by their annealing carried out at temperatures ranging from 300° to 560 °C, in air or under vacuum. Transparent [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Nowcasting Wind, Wave, Current and Turbulence Intensity for Offshore Wind Power Operation and Maintenance

Received: 21 December 2020;  Published: 24 March 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101014

Abstract

In order to improve offshore wind power operation and maintenance (O&M), particularly during tropical and non-tropical cyclones, short-term forecasts or nowcasts up to 6 hours of meteorological and oceanographic (met-ocean) parameters including wind, waves, currents and turbulence intensity are [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Crustal Reservoir Flow Simulation for Long-Range Spatially-Correlated Random Poroperm Media

Received: 30 November 2020;  Published: 19 March 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101013

Abstract

In interest of accurately modelling wellbore production in convective geothermal systems, we draw attention to two approaches to numerical simulation of crustal fluid flow. The historical ‘’strong’’ approach simulates the fluid mass conservation condition on a localised finite difference mesh approx [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Scale Assessment of Marine Renewable Energy Structure in a Tidal System

Received: 08 October 2020;  Published: 17 March 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101012

Abstract

The French coast of the Atlantic and English Channel (EC) is promising for the development of Marine Renewable Energy (MRE), including wind, wave, and tidal stream, due to the high velocity of currents in some parts of the area. This paper, focusing on wind and tidal energy, discusses how the implem [...]

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Open Access Review

Accelerated Controller Tuning for Wind Turbines Under Multiple Hazards

Received: 26 December 2020;  Published: 04 March 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101011

Abstract

During their lifecycle, wind turbines can be subjected to multiple hazard loads, such as high-intensity wind, earthquake, wave, and mechanical unbalance. Excessive vibrations, due to these loads, can have detrimental effects on energy production, structural lifecycle, and the initial cost of wind tu [...]

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Open Access Original Research

High Energy Density Rechargeable Aqueous Lithium Batteries with an Aqueous Hydroquinone Sulfonic Acid and Benzoquinone Sulfonic Acid Redox Couple Cathode

Received: 12 January 2021;  Published: 24 February 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101010

Abstract

The demand for high energy density rechargeable batteries beyond lithium-ion batteries has increased for electric vehicles. In the present study, a novel high energy density rechargeable aqueous lithium battery was proposed. The battery was composed of a lithium metal anode, a lithium-stable non-aqu [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Melting/Solidification Processes of PEG 1500 in Vertical and Horizontal Annular Enclosure

Received: 01 December 2020;  Published: 31 January 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101009

Abstract

In this paper, the primary aim is to look at the fundamental melting/solidification processes of polyethylene glycol 1500 (PEG 1500) for energy storage – insulation to prolong the cooling time of pipelines in unexpected shut-down conditions, prevent/minimize the wax deposition, and hydrate formation [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Modeling of Ceria Reduction in a Solar Thermochemical Reactor via DEM Method

Received: 09 November 2020;  Published: 30 January 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101008

Abstract

Solar thermochemical reactor provides an attractive approach that utilizes the most common solar radiation as the thermal driving force to motivate the reaction between CO2 and metal oxides, which is also called metal oxide redox pair-based thermochemical cycles. The CeO

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