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2019

Bernardoni, C; Binotti, M; Giostri, A

Techno-economic analysis of closed OTEC cycles for power generation Journal Article

Renewable Energy, 132 , pp. 1018–1033, 2019, ISSN: 0960-1481.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: AdvancedPowerCycles, OTEC, Renewables

Binotti, M; Invernizzi, C M; Iora, P; Manzolini, G

Dinitrogen tetroxide and carbon dioxide mixtures as working fluids in solar tower plants Journal Article

Solar Energy, 181 , pp. 203–213, 2019.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar

Gabrielli, P; Gazzani, M; Novati, N; Sutter, L; Simonetti, R; Molinaroli, L; Manzolini, G; Mazzotti, M

Combined water desalination and electricity generation through a humidification-dehumidification process integrated with photovoltaic-thermal modules: Design, performance analysis and techno-economic assessment Journal Article

Energy Conversion and Management: X, 1 , 2019.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar

2018

Crespi, F; Toscani, A; Zani, P; Sánchez, D; Manzolini, G

Effect of passing clouds on the dynamic performance of a CSP tower receiver with molten salt heat storage Journal Article

Applied Energy, 229 , pp. 224–235, 2018.

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Polimeni, S; Binotti, M; Moretti, L; Manzolini, G

Comparison of sodium and KCl-MgCltextlessinftextgreater2textless/inftextgreater as heat transfer fluids in CSP solar tower with sCOtextlessinftextgreater2textless/inftextgreater power cycles Journal Article

Solar Energy, 162 , pp. 510–524, 2018.

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Di Marcoberardino, G; Vitali, D; Spinelli, F; Binotti, M; Manzolini, G

Green hydrogen production from raw biogas: A techno-economic investigation of conventional processes using pressure swing adsorption unit Journal Article

Processes, 6 (3), 2018.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biomass, Bionico, Hydrogen, Renewables

Toscani, A; Crespi, F; Sánchez, D; Binotti, M; Manzolini, G

Assessment of different control strategies to manage cloud-induced transients in central receiver systems using molten salts Inproceedings

AIP Conference Proceedings, 2018.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar

Dolara, A; Leva, S; Manzolini, G; Niccolai, A; Votta, L

Impact of Cell Microcracks Size and Spatial Distribution on Output Power of PV Modules Inproceedings

Proceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2018 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe, EEEIC/I and CPS Europe 2018, 2018.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar, SolarTech

Picotti, G; Borghesani, P; Cholette, M E; Manzolini, G

Soiling of solar collectors – Modelling approaches for airborne dust and its interactions with surfaces Journal Article

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 81 , pp. 2343–2357, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar

Picotti, G; Borghesani, P; Manzolini, G; Cholette, M E; Wang, R

Development and experimental validation of a physical model for the soiling of mirrors for CSP industry applications Journal Article

Solar Energy, 173 , pp. 1287–1305, 2018.

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Binotti, M; Invernizzi, C; Iora, P G; Manzolini, G

Innovative fluids for gas power cycles coupled with solar tower systems Inproceedings

AIP Conference Proceedings, 2018.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar

Di Marcoberardino, G; Foresti, S; Binotti, M; Manzolini, G

Potentiality of a biogas membrane reformer for decentralized hydrogen production Journal Article

Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, 129 , pp. 131–141, 2018.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biomass, Bionico, Hydrogen, Renewables

2017

Bonalumi, D; Bombarda, P; Invernizzi, C

Potential performance of environmental friendly application of ORC and Flash technology in geothermal power plants Inproceedings

Energy Procedia, pp. 621–628, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Geothermal, ORC, Renewables

Astolfi, M; Binotti, M; Mazzola, S; Zanellato, L; Manzolini, G

Heliostat aiming point optimization for external tower receiver Journal Article

Solar Energy, 157 , pp. 1114–1129, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar

Bonalumi, D; Bombarda, P A; Invernizzi, C M

Zero Emission Geothermal Flash Power Plant Inproceedings

Energy Procedia, pp. 698–705, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Geothermal, Renewables

Binotti, M; Astolfi, M; Campanari, S; Manzolini, G; Silva, P

Preliminary assessment of sCO2 cycles for power generation in CSP solar tower plants Journal Article

Applied Energy, 204 , pp. 1007–1017, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, SCO2, Solar

Binotti, M; Astolfi, M; Campanari, S; Manzolini, G; Silva, P

Preliminary Assessment of sCO2 Power Cycles for Application to CSP Solar Tower Plants Inproceedings

Energy Procedia, pp. 1116–1122, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, SCO2, Solar

Giostri, A

Preliminary analysis of solarized micro gas turbine application to CSP parabolic dish plants Journal Article

Energy Procedia, 142 , pp. 768–773, 2017.

BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar

Astolfi, M; La Diega, L N; Romano, M C; Merlo, U; Filippini, S; Macchi, E

Application of the Novel "emeritus" Air Cooled Condenser in Geothermal ORC Inproceedings

Energy Procedia, pp. 479–486, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Geothermal, ORC, Renewables

2016

Dolara, A; Lazaroiu, G C; Leva, S; Manzolini, G; Votta, L

Snail Trails and Cell Microcrack Impact on PV Module Maximum Power and Energy Production Journal Article

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 6 (5), pp. 1269–1277, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar, SolarTech

Valenti, G; Arcidiacono, A; Nieto Ruiz, J A

Assessment of membrane plants for biogas upgrading to biomethane at zero methane emission Journal Article

Biomass and Bioenergy, 85 , pp. 35–47, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biomass, Renewables

Giostri, A; Binotti, M; Macchi, E

Microalgae cofiring in coal power plants: Innovative system layout and energy analysis Journal Article

Renewable Energy, 95 , pp. 449–464, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biomass, Renewables

Binotti, M; De Giorgi, P; Sanchez, D; Manzolini, G

Comparison of Different Strategies for Heliostats Aiming Point in Cavity and External Tower Receivers Journal Article

Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, 138 (2), 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar

Giostri, A; Macchi, E

An advanced solution to boost sun-to-electricity efficiency of parabolic dish Journal Article

Solar Energy, 139 , pp. 337–354, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar

Bombarda, P; Di Marcoberardino, G; Lucchini, A; Leva, S; Manzolini, G; Molinaroli, L; Pedranzini, F; Simonetti, R

Thermal and electric performances of roll-bond flat plate applied to conventional PV modules for heat recovery Journal Article

Applied Thermal Engineering, 105 , pp. 304–313, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar

2015

Gómez Aláez, S L; Bombarda, P; Invernizzi, C M; Iora, P; Silva, P

Evaluation of ORC modules performance adopting commercial plastic heat exchangers Journal Article

Applied Energy, 154 , pp. 882–890, 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: ORC, Renewables

Bombarda, P; Invernizzi, C

Binary liquid metal–organic Rankine cycle for small power distributed high efficiency systems Journal Article

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 229 (2), pp. 192–209, 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biomass, ORC, Renewables, Solar

Bombarda, Paola; Gaia, Mario; Invernizzi, Costante; Pietra, Claudio

Comparison of Enhanced Organic Rankine Cycles for Geothermal Power Units Inproceedings

Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2015, 2015.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Geothermal, ORC, Renewables

Prina, M G; Garegnani, G; Moser, D; Oberegger, U F; Vaccaro, R; Sparber, W; Gazzani, M; Manzolini, G

Economic and environmental impact of photovoltaic and wind energy high penetration towards the achievement of the Italian 20-20-20 targets Inproceedings

2015 10th International Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies, EVER 2015, 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: EnergyScenarios, Renewables

2014

Astolfi, M; Romano, M C; Bombarda, P; Macchi, E

Binary ORC (organic Rankine cycles) power plants for the exploitation of medium-low temperature geothermal sources - Part A: Thermodynamic optimization Journal Article

Energy, 66 , pp. 423–434, 2014.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Geothermal, Optimization, ORC, Renewables

Astolfi, M; Romano, M C; Bombarda, P; Macchi, E

Binary ORC (Organic Rankine Cycles) power plants for the exploitation of medium-low temperature geothermal sources - Part B: Techno-economic optimization Journal Article

Energy, 66 , pp. 435–446, 2014.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Geothermal, Optimization, ORC, Renewables

Bortoluzzi, G; Gatti, M; Sogni, A; Consonni, S

Biomethane production from agricultural resources in the Italian scenario: Techno-Economic analysis of water wash Journal Article

Chemical Engineering Transactions, 37 , pp. 259–264, 2014.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biogas, Renewables

Silva, P; Giuffrida, A; Fergnani, N; Macchi, E; ù, Cant M; Suffredini, R; Schiavetti, M; Gigliucci, G

Performance prediction of a multi-MW wind turbine adopting an advanced hydrostatic transmission Journal Article

Energy, 64 , pp. 450–461, 2014.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Wind

2013

Bombarda, Paola; Invernizzi, Costante; Gaia, Mario

Performance Analysis of OTEC Plants With Multilevel Organic Rankine Cycle and Solar Hybridization Journal Article

Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 135 (4), pp. 042302, 2013, ISSN: 0742-4795.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: ORC, Renewables, Solar

Rinaldi, F; Binotti, M; Giostri, A; Manzolini, G

Comparison of linear and point focus collectors in solar power plants Inproceedings

Energy Procedia, pp. 1491–1500, 2013.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar

Giostri, A; Binotti, M; Silva, P; MacChi, E; Manzolini, G

Comparison of two linear collectors in solar thermal plants: Parabolic trough versus Fresnel Journal Article

Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, 135 (1), 2013.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar

2012

Binotti, M; Zhu, G; Gray, A; Manzolini, G

An analytical approach treating three-dimensional geometrical effects of parabolic trough collectors Inproceedings

World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen, pp. 76–81, 2012.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar

Giostri, A; Binotti, M; Astolfi, M; Silva, P; Macchi, E; Manzolini, G

Comparison of different solar plants based on parabolic trough technology Journal Article

Solar Energy, 86 (5), pp. 1208–1221, 2012.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar

Manzolini, G; Giostri, A; Saccilotto, C; Silva, P; MacChi, E

A numerical model for off-design performance prediction of parabolic trough based solar power plants Journal Article

Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, 134 (1), 2012.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar

2011

Manzolini, G; Giostri, A; Saccilotto, C; Silva, P; Macchi, E

Development of an innovative code for the design of thermodynamic solar power plants part B: Performance assessment of commercial and innovative technologies Journal Article

Renewable Energy, 36 (9), pp. 2465–2473, 2011.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar

Giostri, A; Binotti, M; Silva, P; Macchi, E; Manzolini, G

Comparison of two linear collectors in solar thermal plants: Parabolic trough vs fresnel Inproceedings

ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2011, pp. 621–630, 2011.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar

2010

Giostri, A; Saccilotto, C; Silva, P; Macchi, E; Manzolini, G

A numerical model for off-design performance calculation of parabolic trough based solar power plants Inproceedings

ASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2010, pp. 617–626, 2010.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, Solar

1999

Pasini, S; Ghezzi, U; Ferri, L D A; Bombarda, P

Optimization of energy recovery from biomass Journal Article

SAE Technical Papers, 1999.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biomass, Renewables

1978

Gaia, M; Macchi, E

COMPARISON BETWEEN SUN AND WIND AS ENERGY SOURCES IN IRRIGATION PLANTS. Journal Article

Sun: Mankind's Future Source of Energy; Proc of the Int Sol Energy Soc Congr; New Delhi, India; 16-21 January 1978, 1 , pp. 265–272, 1978.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables