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Solar-powered Stirling engine: past, present, and future (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Hafez, A., Khodary, A., & Hamed, A. (2018, September). Solar-powered Stirling engine: past, present, and future. Presented at 5th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering (CPESE 2018)

A comprehensive review for solar tracking systems design in photovoltaic cell, module, panel, array, and systems applications. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Hafez, A., Yousef, A., Soliman, A., & Ismail, I. (2018, June). A comprehensive review for solar tracking systems design in photovoltaic cell, module, panel, array, and systems applications. Poster presented at 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 2018 IEEE 45th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

This paper presents a comprehensive review on solar tracking systems and their potentials on Photovoltaic systems. The paper overviews the design parameters, construction, types and drive system techniques covering myriad usage applications. The perf... Read More

Solar tracking systems: technologies and trackers drive types : a review (2018)
Journal Article
Hafez, A., Yousef, A., & Harag, N. (2018). Solar tracking systems: technologies and trackers drive types : a review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 91, 754-782. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2018.03.094

This paper presents a comprehensive review on solar tracking systems and their potentials in solar energy applications. The paper overviews the design parameters, construction, types and drive system techniques covering different usage application. T... Read More

Impact of oil composition on microwave heating behavior of heavy oils (2018)
Journal Article
Zhang, Y., Adam, M., Hart, A., Wood, J., Rigby, S. P., & Robinson, J. P. (in press). Impact of oil composition on microwave heating behavior of heavy oils. Energy and Fuels, doi:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b03675

Electromagnetic heating techniques have recently received significant attention as alternatives to conventional heating methods for thermal processing of viscous and heavy oils. One of the benefits of electromagnetic heating is that the electromagnet... Read More