• Achieving Thermal Comfort Using Intelligent Windows in Buildings

      Pokhrel, Manoj Kumar (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      In temperate climatic conditions, residents often ventilate their houses naturally by opening windows. Though numerous studies have examined ventilation in buildings, few have attempted to modulate naturally ventilated ...
    • Advanced Control of Domestic Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems with Battery Storage

      Ahmad, Aziz (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      With the increasing use of solar thermal energy systems and small-scale photovoltaic (PV) energy generation, there is a need to develop intelligent controllers to manage efficiently the energy generated by these systems. ...
    • An Advanced Glazing System

      Bailey, Izaac Michael (Auckland University of Technology, 2022)
      Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) have the potential to rapidly decarbonize new and existing building stock, to accelerate the development of BIPV new avenues for manufacturing must be explored that lower the barrier ...
    • An Assessment of Concentrating Solar Power for Egyptian Locations

      Elmaddah, Esraa (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Concentrating solar power (CSP) is a promising technology for generating efficient renewable solar energy in countries with high direct normal irradiance (DNI). Egypt, as one of those countries, can very effectively harness ...
    • Building integrated solar concentrators for façade applications

      Mahendran, Piratheepan (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      In this study a novel building façade integrated photovoltaic/thermal (BIPVT) collector was designed to produce both electricity and hot water. Based on the shortcomings of concepts presented in the literature, a simple ...
    • Design and development of an all polymeric solar water heating system

      Whittington, Chris (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      One of the major barriers to the uptake of solar water heating is the initial cost of these systems. The use of polymers, as an alternative to the commonly used metal and glass structure, could lead to significant reductions ...
    • Development and Analysis of a Solar Humidification Dehumidification Desalination System

      Enayatollahi, Reza (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      In this thesis, an investigation was performed in order to understand the performance of a solar humidification dehumidification (HDH) desalination system. Initially, a mathematical model of the system, including solar ...
    • The Effect of Wind on Multiple, Short, Natural-draft Dry Cooling Towers

      Khamooshi, Mehrdad (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      The deployment of concentrating solar thermal (CST) power plants in arid areas necessitates the use of dry cooling systems to reject heat from the condenser. Previous research has shown that the capacity of short natural ...
    • Factors affecting the optimal sizing of generators and storage in stand-alone hybrid renewable energy system

      Tito, Mohammad Shafiqur Rahman (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      There is a need to provide low cost electric power systems in a number of locations around the world. However, the size and cost of renewable energy generators and storage increase when they are used alone, due to the ...
    • Feasibility Study of a Heat-powered Liquid Piston Stirling Cooler

      Langdon-Arms, Samuel Blair (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      This thesis presents a feasibility study of the proposed liquid piston Stirling cooler or LPSC, which is a 4-cylinder double-acting alpha-type Stirling machine capable of utilising a heat input to produce a cooling effect. ...
    • A Generalised Model for Assessing the Large-scale Deployment of Residential Energy Management Systems

      Jean-Paul, Peter (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      Large-scale deployment of effective and suitable demand-side management technologies such as residential energy management systems can bring significant technical, social, and economic advantages for households, and ...
    • Investigations of Standing Heat Loss from Solar Domestic Hot Water Tanks

      Si Thu Paing (Auckland University of Technology, 2022)
      Heat loss from vertical solar hot water storage cylinders is detrimental to their thermal performance. As such, many researchers devoted their attention to investigating changes in the rate of heat loss in response to ...
    • Lightweight Composite Structure for Solar Central Receiver Heliostats

      Fadlalah, Sulaiman (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      Of all Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technologies available today, central tower CSP systems are moving to the forefront as they have the capability to become the technology of choice for the generation of renewable ...
    • Natural Convection in Single Slope Solar Stills

      Benhadji Serradj, Djamal Eddine (Auckland University of Technology, 2022)
      Solar thermal distillation systems remain one of the most viable solutions to mitigate water crises in arid locations. Previous research has shown that single slope solar stills remain the simplest and lowest-cost means ...
    • Utilisation of Waste Heat Energy from an Internal Combustion Engine for Tri-generation

      Yousuf, Noman Uddin (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      This thesis presents an investigation of the utilisation of waste heat energy from an internal combustion engine for tri-generation. In articulating this, a preliminary experimental investigation was performed which involved ...
    • Wind Induced Heat Losses from Solar Dish-receiver Systems

      Uzair, Muhammad (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Parabolic dish-receiver concentrating solar power (CSP) plants are a promising technology for the generation of renewable electricity. However, the high operating temperatures of the cavity receivers mean the performance ...