Experiment study on single-pass photovoltaic-thermal (PV/T) air collector with absorber

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Abstract

Problem statement: Solar cell received heat from solar irradiance as well and this will reduce the efficiency of the solar cell. The heat trap at the solar photovoltaic panel becomes waste energy. Approach: The solution for this was by adding a cooling system to the photovoltaic panel. The purpose of this study was to cool the solar cell in order to increase its electrical efficiency and also to produce heat energy in the form of hot air. Hot air can be used for drying applications. A single pass PVT with rectangle tunnel absorber has been developed. The rectangle tunnel acted as an absorber and was located at the back side of a standard photovoltaic panel. The rectangle tunnel was connected in parallel. The PVT collector has been tested using a solar simulator. Results: Electrical efficiency increased when the solar cell was cool by air flow. Solar photovoltaic thermal collector with rectangle tunnel absorber has better electrical and thermal efficiency compared to solar collector without rectangle tunnel absorber. Photovoltaic, thermal and combined photovoltaic thermal efficiency of 10.02, 54.70 and 64.72% at solar irradiance of 817.4 W m 2, mass flow rate of 0.0287 kg sec1 at ambient temperature of 25°C respectively has been obtained. Conclusion: The hybrid photovoltaic and thermal with rectangle tunnel as heat absorber shows higher performance compared to conventional PV/T system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational conference on System Science and Simulation in Engineering - Proceedings
Pages435-438
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event9th WSEAS International Conference on System Science and Simulation in Engineering, ICOSSSE'10 - Iwate
Duration: 4 Oct 20106 Oct 2010

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Other9th WSEAS International Conference on System Science and Simulation in Engineering, ICOSSSE'10
CityIwate
Period4/10/106/10/10

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Keywords

  • Air collector
  • Photovoltaic thermal
  • Rectangle tunnel absorber
  • Thermal efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Jin, G. L., Ruslan, M. H., Mat, S., Othman, M. Y., Zaharim, A., & Sopian, K. (2010). Experiment study on single-pass photovoltaic-thermal (PV/T) air collector with absorber. In International conference on System Science and Simulation in Engineering - Proceedings (pp. 435-438)

Experiment study on single-pass photovoltaic-thermal (PV/T) air collector with absorber. / Jin, Goh Li; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz; Mat, Sohif; Othman, Mohd. Yusof; Zaharim, Azami; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman.

International conference on System Science and Simulation in Engineering - Proceedings. 2010. p. 435-438.

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

Jin, GL, Ruslan, MH, Mat, S, Othman, MY, Zaharim, A & Sopian, K 2010, Experiment study on single-pass photovoltaic-thermal (PV/T) air collector with absorber. in International conference on System Science and Simulation in Engineering - Proceedings. pp. 435-438, 9th WSEAS International Conference on System Science and Simulation in Engineering, ICOSSSE'10, Iwate, 4/10/10.
Jin GL, Ruslan MH, Mat S, Othman MY, Zaharim A, Sopian K. Experiment study on single-pass photovoltaic-thermal (PV/T) air collector with absorber. In International conference on System Science and Simulation in Engineering - Proceedings. 2010. p. 435-438
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