G. S. Priestner , H. Nouri (2017). Evaluation of Road Traffic Energy Harvesting Using Piezoelectricity. Review of Energy Technologies and Policy Research, 3(2): 33-39. DOI: 10.18488/journal.77.2017.32.33.39
In modern day society, cleaner, more sustainable forms of electrical power are needed to keep costs lower and to ensure a healthier environment for future generations. The use of piezoelectric devices installed within a road would enable the capturing of kinetic energy from automobile traffic. This energy can then be converted into electrical energy and can be used to offset some of the power coming from the main grid. Such a source of power can also be used to operate road lighting and signage systems, or it could be injected to the grid at an appropriate Point of Common Coupling (PCC). This paper discusses investigation of energy harvesting from piezoelectric materials when installed in a road. The work includes conversion of kinetic energy to electrical using piezoelectric materials, the energy harvesting method, and experimental research on piezoelectric materials.
Both authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.
Implementable Approach of Addressing the Challenges of Cloud Based Smart City Using IoT
E.N. Ganesh (2017). Implementable Approach of Addressing the Challenges of Cloud Based Smart City Using IoT. Review of Energy Technologies and Policy Research, 3(2): 40-50. DOI: 10.18488/journal.77.2017.32.40.50
Implementation of IOT in smart city is a complex issue which requires advanced networking and communication technology and specifically cloud based technology is required. In this paper we introduce the general notion of IoT hubs and then Propose a algorithm to address the challenges faced to implement cloud based SMART Cities. We addressed two issues, one with integration of public and private cloud and another one ability to handle and exchange the data easily. This paper briefly describes an approach to address these issues and discuss about deploying cloud-based Smart City hubs.
Porous Carbon Materials for Clean and Sustainable Energy
Kelvii Wei GUO (2017). Porous Carbon Materials for Clean and Sustainable Energy. Review of Energy Technologies and Policy Research, 3(2): 51-64. DOI: 10.18488/journal.77.2017.32.51.64
Carbon materials mostly involved in new alternative clean and sustainable energy technologies have been playing more and more significant role in energy storage and conversion systems, especially for the carbon porous materials, because carbon porous materials with structures can provide large surface areas for reaction, interfacial transport, or dispersion of active sites at different length scales of pores and shorten diffusion paths or reduce diffusion effect. Therefore, the soft, hard templated and hierarchically ordered strategies employed to fabricate porous carbon materials are marked along with the relevant advantages and disadvantages aim to provide the vital information about the growing field for future energy to minimize the potential environmental risks. Carbon porous materials with attractive structures as ideal candidates for the versatility and feasibility of application to energy storage and conversion should not only be realized, but also much effort has to be devoted to systematic studies on the relationship between physicochemical properties of these materials and their performances in energy conversion and storage to more efficiently stimulate further developments in this fascinating area, alongside eco-technologies that will ensure minimal environmental impact.
This study contributes in the existing literature of carbon porous materials with attractive structures ordered by various techniques for future eco energy.