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Empirical Models for the Estimation of Solar Sky-Diffuse Radiation. A Review and Experimental Analysis

Journal Article
Berrizbeitia, S. E., Jadraque Gago, E., & Muneer, T. (2020)
Empirical Models for the Estimation of Solar Sky-Diffuse Radiation. A Review and Experimental Analysis. Energies, 13(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/en13030701
Accurate solar radiation data are essential for the development of solar energy application systems. The limited availability of solar radiation data, and especially diffuse i...

Feasibility Study of Integrating Renewable Energy Generation System in Sark Island to Reduce Energy Generation Cost and CO2 Emissions

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Robinson, S., Papadopoulos, S., Jadraque Gago, E., & Muneer, T. (2019)
Feasibility Study of Integrating Renewable Energy Generation System in Sark Island to Reduce Energy Generation Cost and CO2 Emissions. Energies, 12(24), 4722. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12244722
The island of Sark, located in the English Channel, has endured an electricity distribution crisis for the past few years, resulting in high electricity costs almost six times...

Radiation View Factor for Building Applications: Comparison of Computation Environments

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Alam, M., Gul, M. S., & Muneer, T. (2019)
Radiation View Factor for Building Applications: Comparison of Computation Environments. Energies, 12(20), https://doi.org/10.3390/en12203826
Computation of view factors is required in several building engineering applications where radiative exchange takes place between surfaces such as ground and vertical walls or...

Design of an Electrically Powered Rickshaw, for Use in India

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Cochrane, C., Muneer, T., & Fraser, B. (2019)
Design of an Electrically Powered Rickshaw, for Use in India. Energies, 12(17), 3346. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12173346
The main aim of this article is to present research findings related to the design of an electric rickshaw for use in Kolkata, India, identifying weaknesses in the current cyc...

Driven Performance of Electric Vehicles in Edinburgh and Its Environs

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Milligan, R., Etxebarria, S., Muneer, T., & Jadraque Gago, E. (2019)
Driven Performance of Electric Vehicles in Edinburgh and Its Environs. Energies, 12(16), 3074. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12163074
Fuelled by energy security problems and urban air pollution challenges, several countries worldwide have set the objective to gradually eliminate petrol and diesel cars. The i...

Review of Policies for Promotion of Electric Vehicles.

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Obrecht, M., Fale, M., Muneer, T., & Knez, M. (2019)
Review of Policies for Promotion of Electric Vehicles. Production Engineering Archives, 21, 28-31. https://doi.org/10.30657/pea.2018.21.06
This paper presents the review of policies and their possible effects for promoting the use of electric vehicles. Suggestions on faster implementation of electric vehicles can...

Energy consumption and modelling of the climate control system in the electric vehicle

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Doyle, A., & Muneer, T. (2018)
Energy consumption and modelling of the climate control system in the electric vehicle. Energy Exploration and Exploitation, https://doi.org/10.1177/0144598718806458
With the introduction of electric vehicles in the automobile market, limited information is available on how the battery’s energy consumption is distributed. This paper focuse...

Enhancement of Albedo for Solar Energy Gain with Particular Emphasis on Overcast Skies

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Gul, M., Kotak, Y., Muneer, T., & Ivanova, S. (2018)
Enhancement of Albedo for Solar Energy Gain with Particular Emphasis on Overcast Skies. Energies, 11(11), 2881. https://doi.org/10.3390/en11112881
In the absence of ground reflected radiation measured data, an average albedo value of 0.2, which describes the reflective properties of the bare ground is generally used. The...

Parked electric car's cabin heat management using photovoltaic powered ventilation system

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Kolhe, M., Adhikari, S., & Muneer, T. (2019)
Parked electric car's cabin heat management using photovoltaic powered ventilation system. Applied Energy, 233-234, 403-411. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.10.012
This paper explores the use of electric car roof mounted photovoltaic (PV) powered ventilation for cabin heat management/ventilation. A fully-functional Renault Zoe electric c...

Numerical and empirical evaluation of a novel building integrated collector storage solar water heater

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Garnier, C., Muneer, T., & Currie, J. (2018)
Numerical and empirical evaluation of a novel building integrated collector storage solar water heater. Renewable Energy, 126, 281-295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.03.041
Integrated collector storage is a long established simple low cost solar water heater configuration combining the solar collector with a storage tank into a single unit. Previ...

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Renewables to Potatoes Cold Storage for Energy Efficient Agriculture

2019 - 2019
Cononsyth Farm currently has renewable power generation through a wind turbine (330 kWp) and solar array (100 kWp). The farm also has significant cooling needs, in this case due to potato storage shed...
Funder: Energy Technology Partnership | Value: £4,672

Enerwater

2014 - 2018
This project involves the research and development of novel systems to recover and re-distribute energy in food processing and manufacturing premises, especially where there are demands for refrigerat...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £273,525

Mainstreaming Innovation - CiC Online

2013 - 2014
The project aims to reduce carbon emissions through research and application of integrated sustainable infrastructure in the existing built environment that could be replicated on existing and new bui...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £8,328

Research in Slovenia on Sustainable Transport in Slovenia

2013 - 2014
To compare the vehicular driving cycle of a small town in an EU member state against the standard EU cycle and obtain the primary energy requirements for road transport. Furthermore, to explore the sa...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £1,740

Reducing the Greenhouse effect through Alternative Industrial Estates Mgt

2013 - 2015
Energy use in buildings is one of the biggest contributors to UK carbon emissions, and low carbon refurbishment of existing buildings is one of the key ways to reduce this impact. This research propos...
Funder: Energy Technology Partnership

The use & benefits of high efficacy LED lighting in education facilities

2012 - 2012
The feasibility study will cover analysis of the use of high efficacy LED’s as a main source of lighting and the most suitable forms and types of LED to be incorporated into low cost lighting fixtures
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Reduction and eradication of fuel poverty

2012 - 2012
Project to provide the services of a solar PV expert (TRI) to work with an external partner to help them to design, test, deliver, and evaluate a model focused on using existing and new PV technologie...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £5,000

Heat Pump COP

2011 - 2012
Explores the increase in COP of a heat pump by using a roof-top thermal solar collector. As part of this work the threshold coefficient of performance required to make the financial and environmental ...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £5,000

Decentralised Energy

2009 - 2015
As 80% of about 1.6 billion people who lacked access to electricity in the world in 2005 reside in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, and given the importance of energy in achieving the Millennium Dev...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £68,288

CIC Start Online

2009 - 2012
CIC Start Online project aimed to embed sustainable building design and refurbishment into practice. The project assisted Scottish small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop and test innovat...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £48,271
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Development of numerical tools for modelling hydrogen and gas mixtures in subsurface storage

2020 - date
Richard Wallace | Director of Studies: Dr Zuansi Cai | Second Supervisor: Dr John McDougall

Assessing alternative refridgerants for cooling

2019 - date
Stephanie Nwachokor | Director of Studies: Dr Zuansi Cai | Second Supervisor: Prof Tariq Muneer

Modelling, integration and optimisation of solar thermal technology

2016 - date
"In the field of solar thermal technology there are numerous models on the market, from the thermosiphon collector to the evacuated-t...
Ruth Saint | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie | Second Supervisor: Dr Celine Garnier

Investigation into the optimising of an electroless co-deposited solid oxide fuel cell anode

2015 - date
This PhD project is on the optimisation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC’s) electrodes produced via Electrole...
Rob Turnbull | Director of Studies: Dr Neil Shearer | Second Supervisor: Dr Callum Wilson

The development of a numerical temperature algorithm to predict the indoor temperature of an electric vehicle's cabin space

2014 - 2018
The demand for the electric vehicle has increased as the automobile industry,...
Aisling Doyle | Director of Studies: Prof Tariq Muneer | Second Supervisor: Dr Zuansi Cai

Critical evaluation of the electric vehicle for sustainable mobility

2012 - 2017
Ross Milligan | Director of Studies: Prof Tariq Muneer | Second Supervisor: Prof Ian Smith

Energy delivery of solar farms with reference to shading

2012 - 2019
Michael Jeffrey | Director of Studies: Prof Tariq Muneer | Second Supervisor: Prof Ian Smith

Smart energy monitoring technology to achieve low carbon homes

2007 - 2015
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...
Dr Jon Stinson | Director of Studies: Prof Sean Smith | Second Supervisor: Prof John Currie

Performance measurement and mathematical modelling of integrated solar water heaters

2005 - 2009
Dr Celine Garnier | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie | Second Supervisor: Dr Tom Grassie

1997 - 2001
Dr Tom Grassie | Director of Studies: Prof Tariq Muneer | Second Supervisor: Prof Jorge Kubie