Journal of Energy and Natural Resources

Special Issue

Electrical Power Resources: Coal versus Renewable Energy

  • Submission Deadline: Dec. 30, 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: SaMeH Saadeldin Ahmed
About This Special Issue
Development and environment are interrelated to each other. Improper or uncontrolled development is likely to cause adverse impacts on the environment, and environmental pollution or degradation may become a major obstacle for social and economic development. Nowadays, there is a great concern to eliminate or minimize the environmental impact of energy resources. Even petroleum and gas production countries are seeking different alternatives or “Renewable Energy Resources”. On the other hand, extraction and use of coal ores is still in favor of some countries to use it as main or secondary energy recourse in some industries such as cement and iron steal.

This special issue aims to highlight the most recent researches towards developing new strategies and techniques to fully exploit both of coal and other alternatives including petroleum, gas, solar energy, wind power, PV systems,.., as a source for electricity generation.

Researches, innovations, case studies, new methods, techniques, approaches, models, cost effective methods, ..etc, are welcome to participate in this issue, with focus on environmental and economic studies. Authors can write under one of the following topics by sending scientific papers meeting the Journal format and criteria in any of the following topics.

1. Clean Coal Technology
2. Coal as an assistant source for generating electricity
3. Comparison cost studies
4. Energy sources and Climate change
5. Environmental Impact Assessment
6. Environmental Strategy and Compliance Technologies
7. Material Handling
8. Minimizing coal pollution during Manufacturing, Emissions Control
9. Nuclear Power Systems
10. Renewable Energy Sources: Challenge of Integration
11. Solar and PV Energy Systems
12. Successful Integration of Renewable and Energy Storage
13. Sustainable Energy
14. The Future of Petroleum and other Fuel Sources
15. Wind Powers Systems
Lead Guest Editor
  • SaMeH Saadeldin Ahmed

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia

Guest Editors
  • Ashay Javadekar

    Bloomenergy, United States

  • Ahmed G. AboKhalil

    Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia

  • Tahar Tafticht

    Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada

  • Usama Sayed

    Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

  • Ahmed Bilal Awan

    Department of Electrical Engineering, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Iskander Tlili

    Mechanical Engineering Energy and Thermal Systems Laboratory, National School of Engineers in Monastir St., Monastir, Tunisia

  • Khanindra Pathak

    Environmental Engineering, Department of Mining Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

  • Prachi Mohite

    Electrical Department, People's Education Society College of Engineering, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, India

  • Omid Alavi

    K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

  • Anatoly Lebedev

    Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland shipping, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation

Published Articles
  • Water-Pumping Using Powered Solar System - More Than an Environmentally Alternative: The Case of Toshka, Egypt

    Ahmed G. Abo-Khalil , Sameh S. Ahmed

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1-1, February 2016
    Pages: 19-25
    Received: Nov. 27, 2015
    Accepted: Dec. 01, 2015
    Published: Jan. 13, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jenr.s.2016050101.14
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    Abstract: In this paper, a solar powered water pumping system for supplying water to irrigate part of Toshka project is proposed. The design considers several factors including the crop, the size of the planting region, the number of peak sun hours, the efficiency of the solar array and its electronics, the pumping elevation and the pump efficiency. The pump... Show More
  • Feasibility and Estimation of Technical Potential and Calculation of Payback Period of Roof-Top Solar PV System in the City of Majmaah, Province of Riyadh, K.S.A

    Ahmed-Bilal Awan , Taher Shaftichi , Ahmed G. Abu-Khalil

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1-1, February 2016
    Pages: 12-18
    Received: Jul. 24, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 25, 2015
    Published: Jan. 13, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jenr.s.2016050101.13
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    Abstract: Depletion of fossil fuels in near future and accumulation of their emissions in the environment have attracted the world's attention to utilize renewable resources of energy. Oil and gas are the two main sources of power generation in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The problem of energy security, the aspect of environmental pollution and depletion of the... Show More
  • Renewable Energy: A Solution to Hazardous Emissions

    Ahmed Bilal Awan

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1-1, February 2016
    Pages: 6-11
    Received: Jan. 15, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 19, 2015
    Published: Jan. 13, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jenr.s.2016050101.12
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    Abstract: The problem of energy security, increasing prices of energy, the aspect of environmental pollution and depletion of the known fuel reserves in future have created a scope for utilization of renewable resources. Increasing prices of fossil fuels and costs associated with emissions may affect the economy of a country severely. Similarly, fossil fuels... Show More
  • A Variable Step Size MPPT Method for Stand-Alone PV Energy Systems

    Tahar Tafticht , Yamina Azzoug

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1-1, February 2016
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Jan. 15, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 19, 2015
    Published: Jan. 13, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jenr.s.2016050101.11
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    Abstract: This paper presents an optimal algorithm control of photovoltaic generator system with battery energy storage. The system is the combination of photovoltaic (PV) array and battery storage via a common dc bus. The system components have substantially different voltage-current characteristics and they are integrated on the DC bus through power condit... Show More