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Effect of tilt angle on the performance and electrical parameters of a PV module: Comparative indoor and outdoor experimental investigation

•Indoor and outdoor investigation on the effect of tilt angle on PV performance.•Experimentally fixed optimum tilt angle of 15° for real-time Malaysian conditions.•Every 5° change in tilt cause a cell...

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The environmental and financial implications of expanding the use of electric cars - A Case study of Scotland

•The paper presents a novel case study on the effect of utilising electric cars.•Electric cars will cause further carbon emission production via the grid.•However, the overall carbon emission is expected...

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Windcatchers and their applications in contemporary architecture

•In this paper, different types and classification of windcatchers are investigated.•Many physical parameters have a significant impact on windcatchers’ performance.•Recognition of these parameters...

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A review on zero energy buildings – Pros and cons

•The state of zero energy building was explored and evaluated.•Factors impeding the commercialization of zero energy building were elaborated.•Comparison between zero energy building and traditional...

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Trends, benefits, risks, and challenges of IoT implementation in residential and commercial buildings

•A review of IoT approaches in residential and commercial buildings is provided.•Trends of the current literature are presented.•Advantages of IoT implementation in built environments are discussed.•Future...

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Sizing, optimization, control and energy management of hybrid renewable energy system—A review

•A review of the latest studies published in a hybrid renewable energy system.•This review focuses on sizing, optimization, control, and energy management.•The latest published methods are reviewed...

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Thermal comfort models and their developments: A review

•Reviewing thermal comfort models in different aspects.•Analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of all the models in the review.•Interpreting the importance of the models in different environments.•Suggesting...

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Aerodynamics of railway train/tunnel system: A review of recent research

•Aerodynamics of railway train / tunnel system and their factors are discussed.•Formation mechanism and development of aerodynamic effects in tunnels are presented.•Relationship between aerodynamic...

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A study on the comparative review of cool roof thermal performance in various regions

•This paper provides an overview of cool roof's thermal behavior in various regions.•Cool roof surface treatments are the common terminology used in the building roofs.•The application of different...

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A high-efficiency regenerative shock absorber considering twin ball screws transmissions for application in range-extended electric vehicles

•A novel regenerative shock absorber is designed for range-extended electric vehicles.•A reliable ball screw gear system transforms vibration into unidirectional rotation.•Proper asymmetric ratio of...

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Assessment of renewable energy: Status, challenges, COVID-19 impacts, opportunities, and sustainable energy solutions in Africa

•Demonstrated renewable energy status and targets for sustainable energy solutions.•Proposed power value chain and smart energy framework for better power utilization.•Impacts and recommendations in...

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Recent progress in liquid desiccant dehumidification and air-conditioning: A review

•This paper presents a literature review on the recent research progress in liquid desiccant dehumidification and air conditioning systems.•The physical features of various liquid desiccant materials...

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Photovoltaic-thermal solar-assisted heat pump systems for building applications: Integration and design methods

•PVT-SAHP is a suitable solution to meet nZEB standards in the residential sector.•PVT-SAHP may cover a high fraction of building thermal needs, exploiting RES.•Multi-source configurations have high...

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Towards digital architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry through virtual design and construction (VDC) and digital twin

•Technology adoption in AEC industry is provided.•Trends and global markets of VDC and digital twin are demonstrated.•Concept of digital AEC industry is presented.•Challenges and future research lines...

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Experimental study on the influence of temperature and humidity on the thermal conductivity of building insulation materials

•Climate chamber method was used to reflect the real moisture state of material.•Transient method has short time and high precision for moist materials.•The experimental results can provide reference...

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Review and outlook on the international renewable energy development

•The research results released by authoritative institutions are reviewed.•The development of different renewable energy industries was analyzed.•Five national energy transitions are analyzed.•The renewable...

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Future cities and autonomous vehicles: analysis of the barriers to full adoption

•Identify Autonomous vehicles barriers will help to promote their adoption•Safety, users’ acceptance and behaviour are the predominant barriers of AVs•Distrust feelings and perception affect people...

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A review of data mining technologies in building energy systems: Load prediction, pattern identification, fault detection and diagnosis

•Supervised data mining-based methods for building energy systems are reviewed.•Unsupervised data mining-based methods for building energy systems are reviewed.•Strengths and shortcomings of the existing...

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Preparation, Properties, and Applications of Natural Cellulosic Aerogels: A Review

•Study of different types of solvents and most effective one to dissolve cellulose.•Reviewing various freezing mechanisms and their effect on the aerogel morphology.•Interpreting several pore forming...

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Research status and development trends of evaporative cooling air-conditioning technology in data centers

•The current research status of data center evaporative cooling technology.•The evaporative cooling is divided into air-side, water-side, and freon-side.•The development trend is more energy-saving,...

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Strategic potential of multi-energy system towards carbon neutrality: A forward-looking overview

•General overview on zero-carbon multi-energy system (ZCMES) was presented.•Various ZCMES configurations and structures were discussed.•Notable challenges and research contributions on ZCMES feasibility...

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New and innovative wind catcher designs to improve indoor air quality in buildings

•New design of wind catcher to improve indoor air quality.•Air speed ait inlet and outlets of new designed wind catchers.•CFD fluent and experimental study involved.•Curved shape of wind catcher investigation...

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Global technological advancement and challenges of glazed window, facade system and vertical greenery-based energy savings in buildings: A comprehensive review

•Present buildings systems are energy intensive.•Integration of double-glazed windows and semi-transparent photovoltaic.•Thin film PV and vacuum glazing average U-value of are 1.1 and 0.4 W/m2K.•Vertical...

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Overview of the development and application of wind energy in New Zealand

•New Zealand is aimed to achieving 100% renewable energy production by 2035.•New Zealand is dedicated to achieve 0% CO2 emissions by 2050.•Richful wind energy in New Zeland has great potential to be...

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Analysis of indoor set-point temperature of split-type ACs on thermal comfort and energy savings for office buildings in hot-humid climates

•Performance of split-unit air conditioners for offices in Ghana were assessed.•Indoor control temperature for thermal comfort and energy savings were considered.•Baseline cooling temperature to ensure...

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