American Journal of Energy Engineering

Volume 11, Issue 4, December 2023

  • An Integrated Assessment of Next Generation PV Technologies

    Joseph Wikar, Nicholas White, Tyler Body, Michael Vullo, Leanna Tse, Sourav Biswas, Joaquin Carbonara, Saquib Ahmed

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 100-109
    Received: Aug. 30, 2023
    Accepted: Sep. 26, 2023
    Published: Oct. 09, 2023
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    Abstract: In this study, next generation photovoltaic (PV) materials will be assessed for their viability as the top layer alternatives over crystalline Silicon (c-Si) as the bottom layer in a tandem device architecture. Such a design is critical to ensure effective capture of a broader range of the electromagnetic spectrum, leading to higher value for money... Show More
  • Research Article

    Design and Experimental Evaluation of a Fruits Hybrid-Solar Dryer

    Cossi Télesphore Nounangnonhou*, Kossoun Alain Tossa, Guy Clarence Sèmassou, Baudon Nounagnon

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 110-119
    Received: Oct. 09, 2023
    Accepted: Oct. 27, 2023
    Published: Nov. 09, 2023
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    Abstract: In this work a hybrid solar dryer is designed and its performance is experimentally evaluated. The user can set the drying parameters regarding the fruits to dry, and after the drying process started it can last a 12-hour drying cycle. It is designed to have maximum storage capacity of 10 kg. It can be configured to operate within the temperature r... Show More
  • Research Article

    Wind Data Assessment for Wind Power Production with a View to Reducing the Rate of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the City of Abéché, Chad

    Mahamat Adoum Abdraman*, Yacoub Tidjani, Boukhari Mahamat Issa, Mahamat Kher Nediguina, Abakar Mahamat Tahir, Ruben Mouangue

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 120-126
    Received: Sep. 17, 2023
    Accepted: Oct. 23, 2023
    Published: Nov. 17, 2023
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    Abstract: The objective of this research work is to assess the wind potential of the city of Abéché, based on data provided over ten (10) years by the meteorological station of the National Meteorological Agency (ANAM) of Chad using daily wind data for a recording interval of one hour. Then, the mathematical model used to evaluate wind parameters is the Weib... Show More
  • Research Article

    A New Approach to Sizing PV Modules While Accounting the Effect of Temperature

    Jacques Marie Ilboudo, Dominique Bonkoungou*, Zacharie Koalaga

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 127-133
    Received: Nov. 09, 2023
    Accepted: Nov. 30, 2023
    Published: Dec. 08, 2023
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    Abstract: This manuscript details a study focusing on determining the appropriate size for photovoltaic (PV) modules. The research involves creating a mathematical model that considers how temperature impacts the energy output of PV modules. This model, derived from empirical data, correlates sunlight and the highest ambient temperature to establish what's t... Show More