Energy and Power

Energy & Power is a journal publishing research and reviewing articles in all important aspects of energy and power engineering. Both experimental and theoretical papers are acceptable provided they report important findings, novel insights, or useful techniques.

Rajendra Adhikari

Editorial Board Member of Energy and Power

Assistant Professor, Dept. Building Environment Science and Technology (BEST), Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Research Areas

Renewable Energy (Solar Thermal, PV and Desalination), Energy Efficient Buildings, Energy Conservation and Low Energy Technologies


1993Ph.DEnergy Studies from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
1995-1996MasterInternational Institute for Training and Research in Energy and Environment, Milan, Italy


presentAssistant Professor at the Dept. Building Environment Sciences and Technology (BEST), Politecnico di Milano, Italy
2003-2005Research Fellow, Politecnico di Milano
2001-2003Visiting Scientist, Politecnico di Milano
1996-2001Senior Project Scientist, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
1993-1995Research Scientist for Ministry of Non Conventional Energy Sources, Govt. of India

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Aste, N., Adhikari, R.S., Buzzetti, M. (2010), Beyond the EPBD: The Low Energy Residential Settlement Borgo Solare, Applied Energy, 87(2), 629-642.
[2]  Aste N., Adhikari, R.S. and Tagliabue, L.C. (2007), Evaluation of energy policies for promotion and dissemination of Photovoltaic Technology in Italy, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Application, 15, 49-460.
[3]  Butera, F., Adhikari, R.S., Aste, N. And Bracco, R. (2005), Building Integrated Solar Roof: CRF Hybrid Facade Case Study, SESI Journal, 15(1), 1-8.
[4]  Beccali, M., Adhikari, R.S., Butera, F. and Franzitta, V. and (2004), Update on desiccant wheel model, Int. J. Energy Research, 27, 17-29.
[5]  Beccali, M., Butera, F., Guenella, R. and Adhikari, R.S. (2003), Simplified models for performance evaluation of rotary desiccant wheel dehumidification, Int. J. Energy Research, 28, 1043-1049.
[6]  Singh C.V., Adhikari, R.S. and Garg, H.P. (2002), Analysis of the statistical behaviour of daily mean and monthly rainfall data at New Delhi, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 19 (3), 425-432.
[7]  Kumar, Rakesh and Adhikari, R.S., Garg, H.P. and Kumar, A., (2001), Thermal performance of a solar pressure cooker based on evacuated tube solar collector. Int. J. of Applied Thermal Engineering, 21, 1699-1706.
[8]  Adhikari, R.S., Ashvini Kumar and Garg, H.P. (2000). Techno-economic analysis of a multi-stage stacked tray (MSST) solar still, Desalination, 127, 19-26.
[9]  Garg, H.P and Adhikari, R.S. (1999). Performance Analysis of a Hybrid Photovoltaic/Thermal (PV/T) Collector with integrated CPC troughs, Int. J. Energy Research, 23, 1295-1304.
[10]  Garg, H.P and Adhikari, R.S. (1999). Performance evaluation of a single solar air heater with N-sub collectors connected in different combinations, Int. J. Energy Research, 23, 403-414.
[11]  Garg, H.P. and Adhikari, R.S. (1998), Renewable energy programme and vision in India, Renewable Energy, 14(1-4), 473-478.
[12]  Garg, H.P. and Adhikari, R.S. (1998), Transient simulation studies on a conventional hybrid photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) air heating collector, Int. J. Energy Research, 22, 547-562.
[13]  Adhikari, R.S. and Kumar, A. (1996). Estimation of hourly ambient temperature data from its daily averages for India, Int. J. Energy Research, 20, 949-955.
[14]  Adhikari, R.S.; Kumar, A. and Sootha G.D. (1995). Simulation studies on multi-stage stacked tray solar still, Solar Energy, 54(5), 317-325.
[15]  Adhikari, R.S. and Kumar, A. (1993). Transient simulation studies on a multi-stage stacked tray solar still, Desalination, 91, 1-20.