Performance analysis of a double-pass photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) solar collector with CPC and fins

Mohd. Yusof Othman, Baharudin Yatim, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, Mohd Nazari Abu Bakar

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Abstract

The use of PV/T in combination with concentrating reflectors has a potential to significantly increase power production from a given solar cell area. A prototype double-pass photovoltaic-thermal solar air collector with CPC and fins has been designed and fabricated and its performance over a range of operating conditions was studied. The absorber of the hybrid photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) collector under investigation consists of an array of solar cells for generating electricity, compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) to increase the radiation intensity falling on the solar cells and fins attached to the back side of the absorber plate to improve heat transfer to the flowing air. Energy balance equations have been developed for the various nodes of the system. Both thermal and electrical performance of the collector are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2005-2017
Number of pages13
JournalRenewable Energy
Volume30
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

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Keywords

  • CPC
  • Fin
  • Photovoltaic-thermal (PV/T)
  • Solar collector

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Performance analysis of a double-pass photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) solar collector with CPC and fins. / Othman, Mohd. Yusof; Yatim, Baharudin; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Abu Bakar, Mohd Nazari.

In: Renewable Energy, Vol. 30, No. 13, 10.2005, p. 2005-2017.

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