Comparative study on performance of single pass, double duct photovoltaic thermal collector with and without CPC

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This paper presents comparative results of experimental investigations of the photovoltaic, thermal, and combined photovoltaic thermal performance of two solar air collectors. The first collector uses Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC) and fins; and the second collector uses only fins without (CPC). Two complete collectors test facilities, operating in the same conditions, equipped with a data acquisition system, have been assembled and tested for comparing their efficiencies. Tests are performed under various parameters such as minimum and maximum solar intensities, ranging from 400 to 700 W/m2, inlet temperature ranging between 30 to 35 C°, and mass flow rate ranging from 0.0316 kg/s to 0.09 kg/s. The comparative results show an average combined performance of 63.65 % for the two collectors when the air mass flow rate reaches 0.09 kg/s. The combined efficiency of the collector with CPC is 65.206 % at mass flow rate 0.09 kg/s, solar intensity of 700 W/m2, and inlet temperature of 30 C°, while its 62.093 % for the collector with out CPC. The results show that the collector coupled with CPC is performs better for both thermal and electrical output of the hybrid PV/T.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

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Keywords

  • Both sides single-pass
  • Combined efficiency
  • CPC
  • Fin
  • Hybrid PV/T collector

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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