Michele Lepore

Architectural engineering. Structural engineering of buildings | Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering

All the initiatives aimed at removing obstacles to the widespread use of renewable energy sources have costs for the Community. May they be economic, such as grants, reductions on taxation, discounts on concession or town planning charges, as prizes of cubic capacity building. But even in the case of mandatory standards the question of “solar rights” of existing buildings and open spaces during a given period of the year. Remains a crucial issuel in fact, among the various design strategies aimed at energy efficiency standards required, pursuit of those who use solar energy are determined. In the face of such costs created by the public authorities and the legal constraints, the current legislation does not guarantee the solar right in the urban planning. It is absurd to legislate and use collective resources to encourage or even force the adoption of strategies that are based on the solar energy and plan the city with rules that deny access to neighboring lots.

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On the Assessment of the CO2 Mitigation Potential of Woody Biomass
Frontiers in Energy Research 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2017.00037)
Woody biomass, a renewable energy resource, accumulates solar energy in form of carbon hydrates produced from atmospheric CO2 and H2O. It is, therefore, a means of CO2 mitigation for society as long as the biogenic carbon released to the atmosphere w...

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The role of phase change materials for the sustainable energy
E3S Web of Conferences 2016 (https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20161000068)
Unceasing global economic development leads to continuous increase of energy demand. Considering the limited conventional resources of energy as well as impact on the environment associated with its use, it is important to focus on the rational manag...

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Air solar collectors in building use - A review
E3S Web of Conferences 2018 (https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20183201003)
In the current energy and environmental context it is imperative to implement systems based on renewable energy sources in order to reduce energy consumptions worldwide. Solar collectors are studied by many years and many researchers are focusing the...

Design of solar systems in high-rise buildings
E3S Web of Conferences 2018 (https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20183302055)
Nowadays, the renovation program is being implemented in the megapolises of Russia. Innovative high-rise buildings are built instead of morally and physically obsolete houses, where non-traditional renewable energy sources are used to the fullest ext...

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DESIGN EXPERIMENT WITH SOLAR ENERGY IN THE ELABORATION OF 25-STOREY RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX FOR THE CRIMEA DISTRICT OF THE SEVASTOPOL CITY
Stroitel’stvo: Nauka i Obrazovanie 2016 (https://doi.org/10.22227/2305-5502.2016.3.1)
The scientific project examines the issues of energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, as well as ecology. In today's world the ecological issues are more current than ever. Some of them are ozone holes, disappearance of many species of animals a...

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Energy efficiency and economic analysis of the thermomodernization of forest lodges in the Świętokrzyski National Park
EPJ Web of Conferences 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201714302144)
This paper analyses energy efficiency of thermomodernization project on the example of three forest lodges located in the Świętokrzyski National Park. Currently, one of the basic requirements posed for the buildings subjected to modernization is to r...

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Short-term prediction of solar energy in Saudi Arabia using automated-design fuzzy logic systems.
PLoS ONE 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0182429)
Solar energy is considered as one of the main sources for renewable energy in the near future. However, solar energy and other renewable energy sources have a drawback related to the difficulty in predicting their availability in the near future. Thi...

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Economic and Environmental Study of Wineries Powered by Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems in Spain
Energies 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en10020222)
This research developed a system that can make factories more independent from the grid. The system enhances efficiency since factory operation is powered by the renewable energy generated during the production process. Winemaking is a key sector tha...

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Design of a Novel Voltage Controller for Conversion of Carbon Dioxide into Clean Fuels Using the Integration of a Vanadium Redox Battery with Solar Energy
Energies 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en11030524)
This letter presents a design for a novel voltage controller (NVC) which can exhibit three different reactions using the integration of a vanadium redox battery (VRB) with solar energy, and uses only electrochemical potentials with optimal external b...

Solar Energy as a Form Giver for Future Cities
Energies 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en9070544)
Energy is considered as a main influence on urban configurations. However, there is a difficulty on translating the city models based on theoretical renewable energy concepts into practical applications. This study considers the possibility of unders...

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Analysis of Solar Energy Use for Multi-Flat Buildings Renovation
Mokslas: Lietuvos Ateitis 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3846/mla.2016.941)
The paper analyses the energy and financial possibilities to install renewable energy sources (solar energy) generating systems when renovating multi-flat buildings. The aim is to analyse solar energy system possibilities for modernization of multi-f...

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Solar driven technologies for hydrogen production
Tehnika 2016 (https://doi.org/10.5937/tehnika1601070M)
Bearing in mind that the production of hydrogen based on renewable energy sources, without doubt, is an important aspect to be taken into account when considering the potential of this gas, where as particularly interesting technologies stand out the...

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Assessment of the cogeneration biogas plant possibilities in the autonomous power supply system
MATEC Web of Conferences 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20179201025)
The use of biomass and wood waste for heat and power production is increasing from year to year. Waste wood is low carbon footprint, has low sulfur content and relates to renewable energy sources. The paper demonstrates the possibility of increasing ...

Assessing Energy Efficiency of Compression Heat Pumps in Drying Processes when Zeotropic Hydrocarbon Mixtures are Used as Working Agents
MATEC Web of Conferences 2016 (https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20167302015)
Presents the results of studies of innovative materials in the field of renewable energy.The paper proposes a design and a formula for assessing energy efficiency of the heat pump air dryer, which uses zeotropic hydrocarbon mixtures of saturated hydr...

Heat Lump in Different Pavement Layer Using Ethylene Glycol as A Solar Heat Collector
MATEC Web of Conferences 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20178701015)
Due to the hot weather in Malaysia, several studies being carried out regarding solar energy harvesting and use as a noble renewable energy. Therefore, researchers start developing various methods to utilize sun’s heat as a renewable source of energy...

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Adjustable Model of Renewable Energy Projects for Sustainable Development: A Case Study of the Nišava District in Serbia
Sustainability 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030775)
This paper explores and ranks the key performance indicators of multi-criteria decision-making in the process of selecting renewable energy sources (RES). Different categories of factors (e.g., political, legal, technological, economic and financial,...

Understanding Stakeholders’ Views and the Influence of the Socio-Cultural Dimension on the Adoption of Solar Energy Technology in Lebanon
Sustainability 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020364)
In light of climate change and global commitments, a great amount of programs and policies have been implemented by governments targeting the diffusion of renewable energy technologies. Successful diffusion relies on the understanding, persuasion and...

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Energy efficiency cart modeling of solar energy collectors by genetic programming
Thermal Science 2016 (https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI150929031K)
Uniquely constructed technical solution of solar energy collector is presented in this paper. It presents a great breakthrough in the field of energy efficiency and successful exploitation of renewable energy sources. Principle of this high-...

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Techno-economic analysis of stand-alone photovoltaic/wind/battery/hydrogen systems for very small-scale applications
Thermal Science 2016 (https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI150308195S)
The paper presents the results of a technical and economic analysis of three stand-alone hybrid power systems based on renewable energy sources which supply a specific group of low-power consumers. This particular case includes measuring sen...

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