Monthly performance of a photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) water heating system

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Abstract

Using TRNSYS simulation program, monthly performance of a PV/T water heater in Malaysia has been simulated and the effect of collector area on the performance of the system has been investigated. In this study, the typical weather year file containing the weather parameters for Kuala Lumpur has been considered. The results indicate that useful heat gain, electrical power output and water temperature have the maximum values in March, while the minimum values were in July. The results also show that increasing collector area from 1m 2 to 10 m2 results in an increase in useful heat gain, electrical power output, water temperature and a decrease in auxiliary heating rate. However, when collector area is greater than 7 m2, these improvements are small. Therefore it can be concluded that, increasing of collector area from 7m2 to 10 m2 has no significant effect on performance of the water heater. Furthermore increasing of heat gain for this range of collector area is negligible. For this PV/T water heater system as the collector area increase from 10 m2 to 80 m2, the monthly useful heat gain, electrical power output and water temperature improves, however, the economic decision, useful heat gain and electrical power output should help in order to select the optimum collector area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Researches in Energy and Environment - 6th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, EE'11
Pages298-303
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event6th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, EE'11 - Cambridge
Duration: 23 Feb 201125 Feb 2011

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Other6th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, EE'11
CityCambridge
Period23/2/1125/2/11

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Keywords

  • Collector area
  • Electrical power output
  • Photovoltaic thermal
  • TRNSYS
  • Useful heat gain
  • Water heater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Environmental Engineering

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Daghigh, R., Ruslan, M. H., Zaharim, A., & Sopian, K. (2011). Monthly performance of a photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) water heating system. In Recent Researches in Energy and Environment - 6th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, EE'11 (pp. 298-303)

Monthly performance of a photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) water heating system. / Daghigh, Roonak; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz; Zaharim, Azami; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman.

Recent Researches in Energy and Environment - 6th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, EE'11. 2011. p. 298-303.

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

Daghigh, R, Ruslan, MH, Zaharim, A & Sopian, K 2011, Monthly performance of a photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) water heating system. in Recent Researches in Energy and Environment - 6th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, EE'11. pp. 298-303, 6th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, EE'11, Cambridge, 23/2/11.
Daghigh R, Ruslan MH, Zaharim A, Sopian K. Monthly performance of a photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) water heating system. In Recent Researches in Energy and Environment - 6th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, EE'11. 2011. p. 298-303
Daghigh, Roonak ; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz ; Zaharim, Azami ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman. / Monthly performance of a photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) water heating system. Recent Researches in Energy and Environment - 6th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, EE'11. 2011. pp. 298-303
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