Experimental investigation of single pass, double duct photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) air collector with CPC and fins

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Abstract

The temperature of photovoltaic modules increases when it absorbs solar radiation, causing a decrease in efficiency. This undesirable effect can be partially avoided by applying a heat recovery unit with fluid circulation (air or water) with the photovoltaic module. Such unit is called photovoltaic/thermal collector (pv/t) or hybrid (pv/t). An experimental investigation of a solar air heater with nhotovoltaic cell located at the absorber with compound parabolic collector (CPC) and fins have been developed and tested. The performance of the photovoltaic, thermal and combined pv/t collector over range of operating conditions and the results was discussed. Results at solar irradiance of 400 W/m2 showed that the combined pv/t efficiency is increasing from 27.50 % to 40.044 % at mass flow rates various from 0.0316 to 0.09 kg-1 s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)866-871
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume5
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Ducts
Air
Collector efficiency
Waste heat utilization
Solar radiation
Flow rate
Hot Temperature
Fluids
Water
Temperature

Keywords

  • CPC
  • Fins
  • Hybrid pvt solar collector
  • Single-pass
  • Thermal and electrical efficiency

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