Performance analysis of the photovoltaic/ thermal collector (PV/T) system for different Malaysian climatic conditions

Fadhel, Mustafa I. and Sultan, Sakhr M. and Alkaff, S. A. (2013) Performance analysis of the photovoltaic/ thermal collector (PV/T) system for different Malaysian climatic conditions. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 467. pp. 522-527.

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Abstract

A new configuration of Photovoltaic/Thermal Collector (PV/T) system has been designed and proposed. The (PV/T) consists of certain layers which are the glass, air gap, PV panel, absorber plate and insulating material layer. In this paper, a glazed (PV/T) solar collector using the spiral flow design absorber has been studied under different Malaysian meteorological conditions. The Performance of outlet water temperature, thermal, electrical and combined (PV/T) efficiencies under two different Malaysian climatic conditions (sunny and cloudy) days have been evaluated. Based on the simulation results, the maximum hourly thermal efficiency of sunny day is 61.3%, while the maximum hourly thermal efficiency of cloudy day is 59.6%. The electrical efficiencies for typical sunny and cloudy days are 12.89%, 13.03%, respectively. The maximum hourly combined (PV/T) efficiency for typical sunny and cloudy days are 74.1% and 72.63%, respectively. As seen from the results, the proposed (PV/T) system design is applicable to be used under different Malaysian climate conditions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical Engineering and Machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2014 03:12
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2014 03:12
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/5337

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