Influence of phase change material application on photovoltaic panel performance

Atthakorn Thongtha, Hoy Yen Chan, Paisit Luangjok

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Abstract

This study investigated the application of phase change material and fins into photovoltaic panel. The experimental design was divided into 2 cases: conventional photovoltaic and photovoltaic with phase change material and fins. The thermal performance and electrical efficiency was tested under the solar radiation simulator between 500 and 1000 W/m2. The insolation intensity was tested by an incident-light photometer. The power of the nine halogen lamps was controlled by a simple voltage control device. It was found that temperature of normal PV module is constant after the tested time of 20 minutes. The temperatures of PV module with phase change material and fins were lower than a normal PV module throughout the testing duration. Approximately 2-6% of photovoltaic module temperatures have decreased and this have improved the electrical efficiency of about 1-4%. This indicated the use of phase change material and fins is able to decrease the photovoltaic module temperature and thus increase the efficiency of photovoltaic module cooling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovative Materials: Engineering and Applications II
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages563-568
Number of pages6
Volume730 KEM
ISBN (Print)9783038357834
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Material Engineering and Application, ICMEA 2016 - Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong
Duration: 19 Aug 201621 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume730 KEM
ISSN (Print)10139826

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Material Engineering and Application, ICMEA 2016
CountryHong Kong
CityTin Shui Wai
Period19/8/1621/8/16

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Phase change materials
Photometers
Temperature
Incident solar radiation
Halogens
Solar radiation
Electric lamps
Voltage control
Design of experiments
Simulators
Cooling
Testing

Keywords

  • Energy storage materials
  • Fins
  • Phase change material
  • PV panel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

Cite this

Thongtha, A., Chan, H. Y., & Luangjok, P. (2017). Influence of phase change material application on photovoltaic panel performance. In Innovative Materials: Engineering and Applications II (Vol. 730 KEM, pp. 563-568). (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 730 KEM). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.730.563

Influence of phase change material application on photovoltaic panel performance. / Thongtha, Atthakorn; Chan, Hoy Yen; Luangjok, Paisit.

Innovative Materials: Engineering and Applications II. Vol. 730 KEM Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2017. p. 563-568 (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 730 KEM).

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

Thongtha, A, Chan, HY & Luangjok, P 2017, Influence of phase change material application on photovoltaic panel performance. in Innovative Materials: Engineering and Applications II. vol. 730 KEM, Key Engineering Materials, vol. 730 KEM, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, pp. 563-568, International Conference on Material Engineering and Application, ICMEA 2016, Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong, 19/8/16. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.730.563
Thongtha A, Chan HY, Luangjok P. Influence of phase change material application on photovoltaic panel performance. In Innovative Materials: Engineering and Applications II. Vol. 730 KEM. Trans Tech Publications Ltd. 2017. p. 563-568. (Key Engineering Materials). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.730.563
Thongtha, Atthakorn ; Chan, Hoy Yen ; Luangjok, Paisit. / Influence of phase change material application on photovoltaic panel performance. Innovative Materials: Engineering and Applications II. Vol. 730 KEM Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2017. pp. 563-568 (Key Engineering Materials).
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