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Assessing the Energy Generation and Economics of Combined Solar PV and Wind Turbine-Based Systems with and without Energy Storage—Scottish Perspective (2023)
Journal Article
Muneer, T., Alam, M., & Dowell, R. (2023). Assessing the Energy Generation and Economics of Combined Solar PV and Wind Turbine-Based Systems with and without Energy Storage—Scottish Perspective. New Energy Exploitation and Application, 2(2), 30-42. https://doi.org/10.54963/neea.v2i2.170

Solar PV and wind energy conversion are now so economical that they compete head-on with all forms of fossil fuel and nuclear energy conversion. In view of climate change and the rising price of electricity due to wars, all governments are also facin... Read More about Assessing the Energy Generation and Economics of Combined Solar PV and Wind Turbine-Based Systems with and without Energy Storage—Scottish Perspective.

Performance analysis and comparison between bifacial and monofacial solar photovoltaic at various ground albedo conditions (2023)
Journal Article
Alam, M., Gul, M. S., & Muneer, T. (2023). Performance analysis and comparison between bifacial and monofacial solar photovoltaic at various ground albedo conditions. Renewable Energy Focus, 44, 295-316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ref.2023.01.005

This paper analyses and compares the performance between a bifacial and a monofacial PV system based on the tests conducted at Heriot-Watt University, UK. The module's performance was observed on different ground reflective surfaces: concrete, white... Read More about Performance analysis and comparison between bifacial and monofacial solar photovoltaic at various ground albedo conditions.

The Coming of Age of Solar and Wind Power (2022)
Book
Muneer, T., Jadraque Gago, E., & Etxebarria Berrizbeitia, S. (2022). The Coming of Age of Solar and Wind Power. Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-92010-4

This book focuses on the current situation of two technologies for electricity production from renewable energy sources, wind and solar photovoltaic energy, analysing and describing both technologies in detail. Four regions of the world, with dist... Read More about The Coming of Age of Solar and Wind Power.

Excel-VBA: From Solving Mathematical Puzzles to Analysing Complex Engineering Problems (2022)
Book
Muneer, T., & Ivanova, S. (2022). Excel-VBA: From Solving Mathematical Puzzles to Analysing Complex Engineering Problems. Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94085-0

This compact text is a powerful introduction to the Excel/VBA computing environment. The book presents some of the most useful features of Excel. First by introducing mathematical puzzles that will grab the reader’s attention with the reader invited... Read More about Excel-VBA: From Solving Mathematical Puzzles to Analysing Complex Engineering Problems.

Modelling of a Large Solar PV Facility: England’s Mallard Solar Farm Case Study (2022)
Journal Article
Muneer, T., Gul, M. S., & Alam, M. (2022). Modelling of a Large Solar PV Facility: England’s Mallard Solar Farm Case Study. Energies, 15(22), Article 8609. https://doi.org/10.3390/en15228609

With reference to energy generation, the global society has to urgently address three factors that are now critical: sustainability in terms of climate change, security in terms of the war that is currently raging in Europe with consequences that are... Read More about Modelling of a Large Solar PV Facility: England’s Mallard Solar Farm Case Study.

Potential for renewable energy–assisted harvesting of potatoes in Scotland (2022)
Journal Article
Muneer, T., & Dowell, R. (2022). Potential for renewable energy–assisted harvesting of potatoes in Scotland. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 17, 469-481. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctac012

Depleting energy resources, enhancing energy security and energy access and approaching climate change related challenges are some of the present day challenges. Against this backdrop, renewable energy (RE)-based farming has been a topic of serious d... Read More about Potential for renewable energy–assisted harvesting of potatoes in Scotland.

Ground view factor computation model for bifacial photovoltaic collector field: uniform and non-uniform surfaces (2021)
Journal Article
Alam, M., Gul, M. S., & Muneer, T. (2021). Ground view factor computation model for bifacial photovoltaic collector field: uniform and non-uniform surfaces. Energy Reports, 7, 9133-9149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyr.2021.11.206

The photovoltaic collectors in a field are subject to three types of solar radiation: direct, diffuse, and reflected irradiance. The reflected irradiance received by solar photovoltaic (PV) depends on the view factor from solar PV to the ground. This... Read More about Ground view factor computation model for bifacial photovoltaic collector field: uniform and non-uniform surfaces.

Effect of Land Use/Cover Changes on Urban Cool Island Phenomenon in Seville, Spain (2020)
Journal Article
Jadraque Gago, E., Etxebarria Berrizbeitia, S., Pacheco Torres, R., & Muneer, T. (2020). Effect of Land Use/Cover Changes on Urban Cool Island Phenomenon in Seville, Spain. Energies, 13(12), Article 3040. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13123040

This paper analyses Seville’s surface urban heat island (SUHI) phenomenon, comparing spatial and temporal patterns of land surface temperature (LST) during July 1987, 2000 and 2017. Landsat data captured throughout three July months were analyzed for... Read More about Effect of Land Use/Cover Changes on Urban Cool Island Phenomenon in Seville, Spain.

Efficient Routines for Obtaining Radiation View-Factor for Non-Uniform Horizons (2020)
Journal Article
Muneer, T., & Ivanova, S. (2020). Efficient Routines for Obtaining Radiation View-Factor for Non-Uniform Horizons. Energies, 13(10), Article 2551. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13102551

There are a large number of engineering applications wherein estimation of radiation exchange between surfaces is required. One important part of the latter procedure is to obtain the so-called ‘view factor’ of the emitter–receiver combination. The p... Read More about Efficient Routines for Obtaining Radiation View-Factor for Non-Uniform Horizons.

Empirical Models for the Estimation of Solar Sky-Diffuse Radiation. A Review and Experimental Analysis (2020)
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), Article 701. 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 irradiance values, makes it vital to develop models to estimate these data.... Read More about Empirical Models for the Estimation of Solar Sky-Diffuse Radiation. A Review and Experimental Analysis.

Feasibility Study of Integrating Renewable Energy Generation System in Sark Island to Reduce Energy Generation Cost and CO2 Emissions (2019)
Journal Article
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 higher than UK mainland energy prices. This article is focused on a method... Read More about Feasibility Study of Integrating Renewable Energy Generation System in Sark Island to Reduce Energy Generation Cost and CO2 Emissions.

Radiation View Factor for Building Applications: Comparison of Computation Environments (2019)
Journal Article
Alam, M., Gul, M. S., & Muneer, T. (2019). Radiation View Factor for Building Applications: Comparison of Computation Environments. Energies, 12(20), Article 3826. 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 ground and sloping thermal or photovoltaics collectors. In this paper, vie... Read More about Radiation View Factor for Building Applications: Comparison of Computation Environments.

Design of an Electrically Powered Rickshaw, for Use in India (2019)
Journal Article
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 cycle rickshaw, developing a design solution to address problems found, and ex... Read More about Design of an Electrically Powered Rickshaw, for Use in India.

Driven Performance of Electric Vehicles in Edinburgh and Its Environs (2019)
Journal Article
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 increasing support from government and demands for environmental friendly me... Read More about Driven Performance of Electric Vehicles in Edinburgh and Its Environs.

A Two Year Comparison of Energy and CO2 Emissions of an Industrial Refrigeration Plant after the Installation of a Waste Heat Recovery System (2019)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Turnbull, R., & Muneer, T. (2018, October). A Two Year Comparison of Energy and CO2 Emissions of an Industrial Refrigeration Plant after the Installation of a Waste Heat Recovery System. Presented at 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Resource Use in Food Chains including Workshop on Energy Recovery Conversion and Management; ICSEF 2018, Paphos, Cyprus

The Paris Agreement aims to combat climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2oC by the reduction of CO2 production. Scotland aims to be a world leader in the change and has set ambitious targets to meet this commitm... Read More about A Two Year Comparison of Energy and CO2 Emissions of an Industrial Refrigeration Plant after the Installation of a Waste Heat Recovery System.

Review of Policies for Promotion of Electric Vehicles. (2019)
Journal Article
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 also be identified within best practices from abroad. Various countries ha... Read More about Review of Policies for Promotion of Electric Vehicles..

Energy consumption and modelling of the climate control system in the electric vehicle (2018)
Journal Article
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 focuses on the energy consumption of the vehicle when the heating and cooling sy... Read More about Energy consumption and modelling of the climate control system in the electric vehicle.

Enhancement of Albedo for Solar Energy Gain with Particular Emphasis on Overcast Skies (2018)
Journal Article
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 variation of albedo based on different foreground surfaces and under diffe... Read More about Enhancement of Albedo for Solar Energy Gain with Particular Emphasis on Overcast Skies.

Parked electric car's cabin heat management using photovoltaic powered ventilation system (2018)
Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/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 car has been used for performance evaluation of parked electric car ventila... Read More about Parked electric car's cabin heat management using photovoltaic powered ventilation system.

Numerical and empirical evaluation of a novel building integrated collector storage solar water heater (2018)
Journal Article
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. Previous studies have shown the potential of integrated collector storage solar... Read More about Numerical and empirical evaluation of a novel building integrated collector storage solar water heater.