American Journal of Energy Engineering

Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2022

  • Optimizing Structures Based on Chalcopyrite Materials for Photovoltaic Applications

    El Hadji Mamadou Keita, Fallou Mbaye, Bachirou Ndiaye, Chamsdine Sow, Cheikh Sene, Babacar Mbow

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2022
    Pages: 53-67
    Received: 26 May 2022
    Accepted: 27 June 2022
    Published: 12 July 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajee.20221003.11
    Abstract: In this work we study the importance of optimizing the parameters of photoconductive layers to improve the efficiency of a photovoltaic cell. We compare the evolution of the performance of solar cells based on chalcopyrite materials by considering a non-decreasing band gap structure named model (a) based on the structure ZnO(n+)/CdS(n)/CuInSe2(p)/C... Show More
  • Characterization of Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Red Clay Mixed with Rice Straw for Thermal Insulation of Buildings

    Bouto Kossi Imbga, Emmanuel Ouedraogo, Alfred Bayala, Hamado Ouedraogo, Frederic Ouattara, Florent Kieno

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2022
    Pages: 68-74
    Received: 31 July 2022
    Accepted: 31 August 2022
    Published: 16 September 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajee.20221003.12
    Abstract: This article presents an experimental study on the determination of the characteristics of local materials used for the construction of building walls. The use of these materials makes it possible to solve two major problems in the building sector, namely the reduction of the cost of constrictions and the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions... Show More
  • Performance Comparison of Manual Single Axis Sun-Tracking Photovoltaic (PV) with Fixed System PV Panels in Jordan

    Layali Mohammad Abu Hussein, Mohammad Fathi Musa

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2022
    Pages: 75-84
    Received: 22 August 2022
    Accepted: 8 September 2022
    Published: 21 September 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajee.20221003.13
    Abstract: This work aims to study the performance of standard fixed photovoltaic (PV) solar systems and compare it to single axis tracking photovoltaic solar system. The study has two parts: experimental part and simulation part. In the experimental analysis, two identical mounting grid connected PV systems 125kWp with same PV modules and inverters are insta... Show More