Nallapaneni Manoj Kumar

Nallapaneni Manoj Kumar
City University of Hong Kong | CityU · School of Energy and Environment

Ph.D. in Energy and Environment (Digital Circular Economy); Research Fellow in BIPV; M.Tech in Renewable Energy Technologies; M.A in Environmental Economics; B.Tech-Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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Introduction
Nallapaneni's research focus on sustainable and resilient built environment with an emphasis on circular business models and emerging technologies across critical infrastructure sectors. He has worked on topics: energy systems modelling and analysis, waste valorization and material passports, and carbon accounting. He possesses an interdisciplinary skill set: performance analytics, techno-economics, life cycle assessment and nexus systems design, especially for the food-energy-water-waste nexus.
Education
June 2014 - December 2016
Annamalai University
Field of study
  • Environmental Economics (Distance Education)
June 2013 - June 2015
Karunya University
Field of study
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
June 2009 - May 2013
GITAM University
Field of study
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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Publications (209)
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The land-use intensity and performance-related issues in the solar energy sector have led to the development of floating photovoltaic (FPV) systems that allow solar photovoltaic (PV) installation on water bodies. The FPV systems present two-fold benefits in terms of mitigation of land-use conflicts and improved energy performances. While such exper...
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The Static and Dynamic Economic Dispatch problems are solved by creating an enhanced version of Ant Lion Optimizer (ALO), namely a tournament selection-based Ant lion optimization (TALO) method. The proposed algorithm is presented to solve the combined economic emission dispatch (CEED) problem with considering the generator constraints such as ramp...
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In the pursuit of constructing a sustainable world for all through the instrumental seventeen Sustainable Development Goals, the COVID-19 pandemic emerged and affected the efforts concentrated on these goals. Therefore, there is a pressing need to analyze the extent of the impact that unfolded from the pandemic on each Sustainable Development Goal...
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The world population and consequently the global need for food continue to grow. At the same time, areas will be used to generate clean electricity to cope with climate change and global warming. The combination of crop production and solar photovoltaics in the form of "agrivoltaic technology" offers advantages for both sides that provide an adequa...
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Hey, it is not the dump yard you and I are familiar with. This is something different and unimaginable for which you and I are responsible in the form of our irresponsible interaction with the Internet and over-exploitation of digital resources. As a result, the data centres and their multi-cloud environment are filled with “data waste”, and the du...
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Hitting hard on any economy in an interconnected world will always backfire, and it could be in multiple ways. For instance, the recent sanctions by the west on Russia may perhaps damage the Russian economy but not obliterate it. However, adding further pressures may create critical commodity i.e., Nickel supply chain issues in global renewables, t...
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Among the various types of solar cells, the dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) are a type of thin-film solar photovoltaic cells that have been the subject of intense research for over two decades. The DSSCs are being developed using various photosensitizers, both natural and synthetic dyes; however, in recent years, natural dyes use in DSSCs is get...
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In my view, yes, the road integrated wind and solar photovoltaics could be a potential science and technology innovation to replace the many traditional road construction and modernization materials. If planned, they can power every electric vehicle and self-driving vehicle on U.S.A.’s interstate highway; simultaneously, revenue streams could be di...
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India’s decision on introducing Bullet Trains (BT) raised critiques around the critical service-energy-economy-environmental nexus. So, to provide some insights, this opinion discusses the energy intensiveness of the recently initiated High-Speed Rail project in India to see whether a real threat to the environment from the energy-related emissions...
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Optimal charge scheduling of electric vehicles in solar-powered charging stations based on day-ahead forecasting of solar power generation is proposed in this paper. The proposed algorithm’s major objective is to schedule EV charging based on the availability of solar PV power to minimize the total charging costs. The efficacy of the proposed algor...
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In addition to climate change, plastic pollution is widely recognized as one of the most severe environmental concerns. Waste-plastic-derived advanced materials for carbon capture provide promising solutions to these environmental issues. However, the environmental sustainability and economic feasibility of such a novel approach are still unclear f...
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As the global interest in renewable energy generation continues, the need to develop new and innovative solutions is being explored every day throughout the world by researchers and innovators. Hybrid renewable energy innovations are gaining progressive interest not only because of the threat of climate change but also due to the technological adva...
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Most of the world’s freshwater lake ecosystems are endangered due to intensive land use conditions. They are subjected to anthropogenic stress and severely degraded because of large-scale aquafarming, agricultural expansion, urbanization, and industrialization. In the case of India’s largest freshwater lake, the Kolleru freshwater ecosystem, enviro...
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Managing waste plastic is becoming a severe challenge. The industry and researchers have been looking at various opportunities in line with circular economy principles for effective plastic waste management. In that context, plastic waste valorization to oil as a substitute to fossil fuel has gained recent attention. In the literature, there exist...
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The swine diet formulation in the United States of America (U.S.A.) is entering a new era of decision making to promote low-carbon pork production systems. As a part of the decision-making process, the precision nutrition approaches to customize diet and alternative feeding options that are economically viable and environmentally sustainable are gi...
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Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) constructed using natural dyes possess irreplaceable advantages in energy applications. The main reasons are its performance, environmentally benign dyes, impressible performance in low light, ecologically friendly energy production, and versatile solar product integration. Though DSSCs using natural dyes as sensit...
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The popularity of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is increasing day by day in the modern world. The charging of EVs from the grid-connected charging stations causes a considerable power crisis in the grid. Integrating renewable energy resources (RESs) with conventional energy sources in the power grid is now considered feasible to reduce peak power demand...
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Direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC) are typically a subset of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) that possess benefits such as fuel flexibility, reduction in plant balance, and benign operation. Due to their benefits, DMFCs could play a substantial role in the future, specifically in replacing Li-ion batteries for portable and military a...
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In acknowledgment of the devastating consequences of environmental deterioration, the Mediterranean members are committed to adopt the 2015 treaty action plans of the Paris Climate Agreement (COP21) as carbon dioxide emission (CO2) are on the rise in the Mediterranean region, which seems to be a serious challenge to our world’s environment. To this...
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The transportation sector plays a prominent role in driving the economy of any given nation. However, with the recent tensions arising in and around the transportation sector, sustainable mobility concepts have evolved. However, it is quite unclear whether sustainable mobility is feasible and exhibits economic returns, environmental benefits, and s...
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Russia is known to be a country with enormous energy resources both renewables and non-renewables. Much of the country’s effort towards energy generation has been on the development of the non-renewables over the years. This study examined the opportunities and challenges in Russia’s Renewable energy (RE) sector. By coupling both interviews and lit...
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Integrated Work System (IWS) and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) are two popular approaches used by production firms to identify and eliminate production losses. In a highly competitive business environment, companies must increase their efficiency in the manufacturing process to support resilient business continuity. While OEE is widely used...
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Water scarcity is increasing in most Indian cities, exemplified by the recent 2019 Chennai water crisis. Though there were measures initiated at both institutional and local levels, water scarcity has continued. One possible solution is to install energy-efficient renewable energy-powered desalination plants (REpDP) for Indian cities, especially th...
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Intelligent systems and computational methods in medical and healthcare solutions with their challenges during COVID-19 pandemic This special issue of the Journal of Intelligent Systems focuses on recent advances and improvements in intelligent systems and computational methods in medical and healthcare solutions with their challenges during COVID-...
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This paper presents an in-depth analysis and investigation on the performance of static photovoltaic (PV) array configurations subjected to various partial shading conditions (PSCs). Under PSCs, the electrical characteristics of the PV modules are critically monitored and reasons for their behavioral changes are highlighted. By doing so, this study...
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To resume the construction of a sustainable world, it is crucial to assess the damage imparted by the pandemic to the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For this purpose, this study is formulated to assess the endurance of SDGs amidst the reverberating wave of impacts that unfolded from the pandemic, and further, to provide a direction...
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Waste generation is a continuous process that needs to be managed effectively to ensure environmental safety and public health. The recent circular economy (CE) practices have brought a new shape for the waste management industry, creating value from the generated waste. The shift to a CE represents one of the most significant challenges, particula...
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Power Quality (PQ) has become an important aspect in today’s power system scenario. PQ issues are also raised not only in normal three-phase systems but also with the integration of different distributed generations (DGs), including renewable energy sources, storage systems, and other systems like a diesel generator, fuel cells, etc. The prevalence...
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Hydrothermal scheduling possibility is regarding the possible performance of the power system was suggested in this article. Hydrothermal power production largely relies on constraints, which are unpredictable in reality. To catch the difficulty associated with hydrothermal power to get optimize power production and then to manage the optimization...
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This paper presents integrated modeling and feasibility analysis of a rooftop photovoltaic system (RPS) for an academic building in Bangladesh. The average daily load is 353.63 kWh/day, and the peak load demand for the studied region is 90.85 kW. Four different configurations of 46kW, 64kW, 91kW, and 238kW photovoltaic (PV) systems are designed and...
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Despite the drive for increased environmental protection and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), coal, oil, and natural gas use continues to dominate Japan’s energy mix. In light of this issue, this research assessed the position of natural gas, oil, and coal energy use in Japan’s environmental mitigation efforts from the p...
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Achieving environmental sustainability has become a global initiative whilst addressing climate change and its effects. Thus, this research re-assessed the EKC hypothesis in China and con-sidered the effect of hydroelectricity use and urbanization, utilizing data from 1985 to 2019. The autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) bounds testing method was...
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China intends to develop its renewable energy sector in order to cut down on its pollution levels. Concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies are expected to play a key role in this agenda. This study evaluated the technical and economic performance of a 100 MW solar tower CSP in Tibet, China, under different heat transfer fluids (HTF), i.e., Salt...
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This paper evaluates and discusses the building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) system energy losses during the energy conversion process from sunlight into electricity. An approach based on partial performance ratio (P-PR) and cumulative performance ratio (C-PR) is used. The P-PR and C-PR are evaluated considering eight stages possible in the energ...
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The performance of the solar water heater varies with respect to incident solar radiation, geographical location and components of the solar water heater such as glazing, absorber material and storage tank. In this work, building integrated solar water heating system (BISWHS) is fabricated and its output is evaluated by installing it on the roof an...
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The key criteria of the short-term hydrothermal scheduling (StHS) problem is to minimize the gross fuel cost for electricity production by scheduling the hydro-thermal power generators con-sidering the constraints related to power balance, the gross release of water, and storage limita-tions of the reservoir, and the operating limitations of the th...
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The United Nations (UN) have formulated seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and thus, humans were trying to traverse the sustainable path. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged and forced out the ephemeral conventional approaches. Thus, the post-COVID world indicates the need for sustainable development and strategies in par with...
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Choice of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) in transportation systems is becoming more prominent for optimized energy consumption. HEVs are attaining tremendous appreciation due to their eco-friendly performance and assistance in smart grid notion. The variation of energy storage systems in HEV (such as batteries, supercapacitors or ultracapacitors,...
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This paper focuses on improvising conventional static PV systems' performance and efficiency by introducing a new solution that involves reconfiguring electrical wiring using switches under different shading profiles. This paper used a meta-heuristic algorithm, Firefly Algorithm (FA), as an optimization algorithm to control the switching patterns u...
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Despite the enormous renewable energy (RE) resources available in Ghana, the country has not seen much development and investments in the sector. Therefore, the government has committed to increasing the share of RE in the country's electricity generation mix to some 10% by 2030. However, this cannot be achieved without the Ghanaian people's suppor...
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Farm machinery like water sprinklers (WS) and pesticide sprayers (PS) are becoming quite pop-ular in the agricultural sector. The WS and PS are two distinct types of machinery, mostly pow-ered using conventional energy sources. In recent times, the battery and solar-powered WS and PS have also emerged. With the current WS and PS, the main drawback...
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ANFIS ANN Semi-arid regions in India Coimbatore RITCHIE method A B S T R A C T The estimation of evapotranspiration (ETo) is one of the main tools for the control of crop growth and to make a rational use of water resources. To estimate this parameter accurately , it is necessary to have a daily measurement of four meteorological variables, these a...
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The use of ground-mounted photovoltaic (GMPV) systems for power generation is becoming popular these days. The GMPV systems demand vast land areas for their installations, and this has resulted in land-use conflicts. As a result, for mitigating the land-use issues, few novel ways of photovoltaic (PV) installations have emerged that include floating...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic outbreak has devastating effects on daily lives and healthcare systems worldwide. This newly recognized virus is highly transmissible, and no clinically approved vaccine or antiviral medicine is currently available. Early diagnosis of infected patients through effective screening is needed to control the rapid spread...
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The recent seen intelligent technologies like the internet of things (IoT), computer vision etc. facilitates farming activities and also provides flexible farm operations. On the other side, farming has become feasible even in urban areas, especially building roofs, open gardens, and indoor agriculture. In this context, farm management and appropri...
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Various renewable energy resources (RERs) require common platform for integration, which evolves the concept of microgrid. The microgrid is considered as an open energy system in which power flow is bidirectional in nature; hence, control is more complex. The effective operation, i.e., stability, frequency and power-sharing, of microgrid is primari...
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The optimal generation for short-term hydrothermal scheduling (OGStHS) with the deliberation of various purposes is a complex non-linear constrained optimization problem. There exist numerous constraints, which make the OGStHS optimization problem more complicated. The considered constraints for this problem are mostly related to energy performance...
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This paper is aimed to investigate the crushing response of single square honeycomb panels under quasi-static compression loading. Two types of materials are used in this study, which refers to 100 % polylactic acid (PLA) and 70 % PLA filled 30 % carbon fibre (PLA/CF). Single honeycomb panels were fabricated through additive manufacturing technique...
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Harnessing energy from the sunlight using solar photovoltaic trees (SPVTs) has become popular at present as they reduce land footprint and offer numerous complimentary services that offset infrastructure. The SPVT’s complimentary services are noticeable in many ways, e.g., electric vehicle charging stations, landscaping, passenger shelters, onsite...