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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...

Parked Electric Vehicle’s Cabin Temperature Management Using Photovoltaic Powered Ventilation

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Kolhe, M., Muneer, T., & Adhikari, S. (2017)
Parked Electric Vehicle’s Cabin Temperature Management Using Photovoltaic Powered Ventilation. Energy Procedia, 142, 343-349. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.12.054
District heating networks are commonly addressed in the literature as one of the most effective solutions for decreasing the greenhouse gas emissions from the building sector....

Models for the estimation of building integrated photovoltaic systems in urban environments

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Clarke, P., Muneer, T., Davidson, A. & Kubie, J. (2008)
Models for the estimation of building integrated photovoltaic systems in urban environments. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy. 222(1), 61-67. doi:10.1243/09576509jpe474. ISSN 0957-6509
Growing concerns of global warming has spurred a rapid growth in micro-renewable technologies. Technologies, which can be integrated into building structures, such as photovol...

Models for Estimating Solar Radiation and Illuminance From Meteorological Parameters

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Muneer, T., Gul, M. S., & Kubie, J. (2000)
Models for Estimating Solar Radiation and Illuminance From Meteorological Parameters. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 122(3), 146. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1313529
Sunshine fraction, cloud amount, temperature, and global irradiation are the most commonly measured meteorological parameters. In this article five models based mainly on the ...