Comparative Exergy, Economic and Environmental Analysis of Parabolic Trough Collector and Linear Fresnel Reflector

M. Maghsoudizadeh; M. Ameri; E. Jahanshahi Javaran; A. MotamedSadr; A. A. Feili Monfared

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 177-186

  In recent years, the use of renewable energy sources and investigation on renewable energy have significantly grown. In this research, parabolic trough and linear Fresnel collectors, which are widely used in the field of solar energy, have been investigated from the point of view of exergy. First, the ...  Read More

Evaluation of Different Glazing Materials, Strategies, and Configurations in Flat Plate Collectors Using Glass and Acrylic Covers: An Experimental Assessment

M. Ameri; H. Farzan; M. Nobari

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 297-306

  Glass plates have been commonly used as collectors’ covers due to technical feasibility, high transmissivity in shortwave solar irradiation, and low transmissivity in long-wavelengths. However, they are vulnerable to stones and hail. Plastic plates have high transmissivity in shortwaves but also ...  Read More

Effectiveness of Continuous and Discontinuous-Flow Strategies in Heat Dynamics and Performance of Asphalt Solar Collector: An Experimental Study

H. Farzan; M. Ameri; S. M. Jaafarian

Volume 11, Issue 2 , June 2020, , Pages 137-145

  Asphalt solar collectors (ASCs) offer a low-cost and reliable alternative to harvest energy from available infrastructures such as roads and pathways by employing the simple techniques. This paper represents an experimental study to evaluate the effectiveness of continuous and discontinuous-flow strategies ...  Read More