International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy

Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2015

  • Microcontroller Based Automatic Solar Tracking System with Mirror Booster

    Protik Kumar Das, Mir Ahasan Habib, Mohammed Mynuddin

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 125-136
    Received: Apr. 23, 2015
    Accepted: May 06, 2015
    Published: Jun. 03, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150404.11
    Abstract: This paper is designed solar tracking system with mirror booster using microcontroller. Solar energy is rapidly becoming an alternative means of electrical source all over the world. To make effective use of solar energy, its efficiency must be maximized. A feasible approach to maximizing the power output of solar array is by sun tracking. This pap... Show More
  • Annealing Effect on Efficiency of Aspilia Africana Flowers Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

    Adenike Boyo, Henry Boyo, Olasunkanmi Kesinro

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 137-140
    Received: Nov. 20, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 30, 2014
    Published: Jun. 11, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150404.12
    Abstract: Energy was generated by using methanol as a solvent to extract dye from Aspilia africana Flowers. The maximum absorption of the extracted dye was observed at different wavelengths (350-1000nm). TiO2 was annealed at different temperatures and phytochemical screening was done. We observed insignificant presence of anthocyanin compared to flavonoids i... Show More
  • Bio-Ethanol Yield from Selected Lignocellulosic Wastes

    Ana Godson R. E. E., Sokan Adeaga Adewale Allen

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 141-149
    Received: May 24, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 12, 2015
    Published: Jul. 01, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150404.13
    Abstract: Developing nations are experiencing energy deficit because of overdependence on fossil-based fuels. Countries such as Nigeria have abundant raw materials for biofuels, yet these have not been explored. This study was designed to evaluate the bioethanol production potentials of lignocellulosic-based wastes. The mean glucose yield and TRS obtained fr... Show More
  • Characterization of Oil and Biodiesel Produced from Thevetia peruviana (Yellow Oleander) Seeds

    Ana Godson R. E. E., Udofia Bassey G.

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 150-158
    Received: May 28, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 10, 2015
    Published: Jul. 04, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150404.14
    Abstract: Background: There is increasing emphasis on renewable energy following recurrent economic crises and environmental concerns associated with the use of fossil fuels such as petrodiesel. Research into biodiesel production from oil-bearing renewable biomass sources can provide a more sustainable alternative to petrodiesel. This study evaluated the bio... Show More
  • Investigations on Heat Loss in Solar Tower Receivers with Wind Speed Variation

    Ramadan Abdiwe, Markus Haider

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 159-165
    Received: May 21, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 27, 2015
    Published: Jul. 07, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150404.15
    Abstract: The performance of the Solar Tower Receiver (STR) affects significantly the efficiency of the entire solar power generation system and minimizing the heat loss of the STR plays a dominant role in increasing its performance. Unlike the other thermal losses the convective heat loss in STR has direct relation with wind conditions. In this study a Simu... Show More
  • Knowledge on Household Biodegradable Waste Management in Bangalore City

    Asha Jyothi U. H., Mamatha B., H. S. Surendra

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 170-175
    Received: Jun. 19, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 01, 2015
    Published: Jul. 25, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150404.17
    Abstract: Waste is not seen as a resource that can be refined or recycled and thereby generate wealth. Instead, it is often treated as the evil leftover that needs to be eliminated. This indiscriminate disposal with little concern leads to many health and environment problems. The objectives of the study were to elicit information on quantity and composition... Show More