Advances in liquid based photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) collectors

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In order to get more power and heat from PV/T system, it is necessary to cool the PV cell and decrease its temperature. This is not an easy task especially in hot and humid climate areas. There is a lack of an effective cooling strategy of PV/T panels. The liquid based photovoltaic thermal collector systems are practically more desirable and effective than air based systems. Temperature fluctuation in liquid based PV/T is much less than the air based PV/T collectors which subjected to variation in solar radiation levels. In this study a review of the available literature on PV/T collector systems which utilize water and refrigerant (working fluid) as heat removal medium for different applications has been conducted. Future direction of water-cooled and refrigerant hybrid photovoltaic thermal systems was presented. This study revealed that the direct expansion solar-assisted heat pump system achieved better cooling effect of the PV/T collector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4156-4170
Number of pages15
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume15
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

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Keywords

  • Evaporator-collector
  • Exergy
  • Heat and electricity conversion
  • Heat pump
  • Hybrid photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T)
  • Performance
  • Refrigerant

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Advances in liquid based photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) collectors. / Daghigh, R.; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman.

In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 15, No. 8, 10.2011, p. 4156-4170.

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