A thermal performance study for different glazed water based photovoltaic thermal collectors


Sultan Al Shaibani, Sakhr Mohammed and Mhd Noor, Ervina Efzan and Tso, Chih Ping (2018) A thermal performance study for different glazed water based photovoltaic thermal collectors. In: AIP Conference Proceedings 2030, 020307 (2018), 2018.

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A photovoltaic thermal collector (PVT) is a hybrid technology. It is used to simultaneously produce heat and electricity. The current improvements in PV/T are to increase the thermal efficiency. Many PVT system parameters such as thermal conductivity, type of absorber, type of solar panels and operating conditions are important factors that control the PVT performance. In this paper, the PVT performance for the improved parallel flow was tested and compared with the conventional direct flow absorber in terms of the thermal efficiency, for different mass flow rates ranging from 0.03 to 0.06 kg/s, different solar radiation varying from 400 to 850 W/m2. It was found that the improved absorber design achieves better thermal efficiency as compared to the direct flow design for the same operating conditions. The maximum thermal efficiency is 57.27%, for the improved parallel flow, as compared to 54.26% for the direct flow design.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Photovoltaic power systems
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK1001-1841 Production of electric energy or power. Powerplants. Central stations
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2021 20:02
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2021 20:02
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/7347


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