Comparison study of indoor/outdoor experiments of a photovoltaic thermal PV/T system containing SiC nanofluid as a coolant

Ali H.A. Al-Waeli, Miqdam T. Chaichan, Hussein A. Kazem, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, Adnan Ibrahim, Sohif Mat, Mohd Hafidz Ruslan

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Abstract

Solar energy technology has been evolving for the better part of the last decade. Worldwide innovation and support have created an alternative energy source that is helping to battle climate change. Photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) converters use various working fluids. Silicon carbide (SiC) nanofluid is employed in this study in the cooling application of a PV/T system. The aim of this study is to assess and evaluate the performance of PV/T collectors when running a SiC nanoparticle dispersed in water as the base fluid for both indoor and outdoor systems. The performance assessment includes thermal, electrical and combined PV/T efficiencies. Indoor and outdoor experimentation is done to accurately assess the performance enhancement hypothesized by the authors. Furthermore, a comparison is made between the indoor and outdoor results to validate each experiment and draw conclusions. The indoor system results were close to the outdoor experiment, suggesting a performance enhancement with an incremental efficiency rise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-44
Number of pages12
JournalEnergy
Volume151
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2018

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Keywords

  • Combined PVT efficiencies
  • Contents
  • Electrical efficiency
  • Nanofluids
  • Nanoparticles
  • PVT collector
  • Thermal efficiency

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  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Pollution
  • Energy(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Comparison study of indoor/outdoor experiments of a photovoltaic thermal PV/T system containing SiC nanofluid as a coolant. / Al-Waeli, Ali H.A.; Chaichan, Miqdam T.; Kazem, Hussein A.; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Ibrahim, Adnan; Mat, Sohif; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz.

In: Energy, Vol. 151, 15.05.2018, p. 33-44.

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