Comparison study of air-based photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) collector with different designs of heat exchanger

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Abstract

Three different designs of heat exchanger, V-groove, honeycomb and stainless steel wool had been tested to study their effectiveness in improving the overall performance of a photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) air base solar collector. Heat exchangers were installed horizontally into the channel located at the back side of the PV module. The system was tested at irradiance of 828 W/m2 with mass flow rate spanning from 0.02 kg/s to 0.13 kg/s. It was observed that at mass flow rate of 0.11 kg/s, the maximum thermal efficiency of the system with V-groove is 71 %, stainless steel wool is 86% and honeycomb is 87 %. The electrical efficiency of the systems is 7.04 %, 6.88 % and 7.13 % respectively. Experimental results conclude that honeycomb design is the most efficient design as heat exchanger. The design which is simple and compact is suitable for building integration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen
Pages189-194
Number of pages6
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference - Denver, CO
Duration: 13 May 201217 May 2012

Other

OtherWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference
CityDenver, CO
Period13/5/1217/5/12

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Heat exchangers
Air
Wool
Stainless steel
Flow rate
Solar collectors
Hot Temperature

Keywords

  • Electrical efficiency
  • Heat exchanger
  • Photovoltaic/thermal
  • Thermal efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Hussain, F., Anuar, Z., Khairuddin, S., Othman, M. Y., Yatim, B., Ruslan, M. H., & Sopian, K. (2012). Comparison study of air-based photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) collector with different designs of heat exchanger. In World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen (Vol. 1, pp. 189-194)

Comparison study of air-based photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) collector with different designs of heat exchanger. / Hussain, F.; Anuar, Z.; Khairuddin, S.; Othman, Mohd. Yusof; Yatim, Baharudin; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman.

World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen. Vol. 1 2012. p. 189-194.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hussain, F, Anuar, Z, Khairuddin, S, Othman, MY, Yatim, B, Ruslan, MH & Sopian, K 2012, Comparison study of air-based photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) collector with different designs of heat exchanger. in World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen. vol. 1, pp. 189-194, World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference, Denver, CO, 13/5/12.
Hussain F, Anuar Z, Khairuddin S, Othman MY, Yatim B, Ruslan MH et al. Comparison study of air-based photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) collector with different designs of heat exchanger. In World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen. Vol. 1. 2012. p. 189-194
Hussain, F. ; Anuar, Z. ; Khairuddin, S. ; Othman, Mohd. Yusof ; Yatim, Baharudin ; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman. / Comparison study of air-based photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) collector with different designs of heat exchanger. World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen. Vol. 1 2012. pp. 189-194
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