Performance of a single pass air base photovoltaic/thermal solar collector with and without hexagonal honeycomb heat exchanger

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Abstract

A single pass photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) solar collector with hexagonal honeycomb heat exchanger was studied. It is a combination of photovoltaic panel and solar thermal components in one integrated system. The honeycomb was installed horizontally into the channel located at the back side of the PV module. Air, as heat removing fluid is made to flow through the honeycomb. The system was tested with and without the honeycomb at irradiance of 828 W/m 2 and mass flow rate spanning from 0.02 kg/s to 0.13 kg/s. It was observed that the aluminum honeycomb is capable of enhancing the thermal efficiency of the system efficiently. At mass flow rate of 0.11 kg/s, the thermal efficiency of the system with the honeycomb is 87 % and without is 27%. The electrical efficiency of the PV module remains almost the same for both systems. This design is suitable to be further investigated as solar drying system and space heating.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen
Pages859-864
Number of pages6
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference - Denver, CO
Duration: 13 May 201217 May 2012

Other

OtherWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference
CityDenver, CO
Period13/5/1217/5/12

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Solar collectors
Heat exchangers
Air
Flow rate
Space heating
Drying
Hot Temperature
Aluminum
Fluids

Keywords

  • Electrical efficiency
  • Honeycomb heat exchanger
  • Photovoltaic/ thermal
  • Thermal efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Hussain, F., Anuar, Z., Khairuddin, S., Othman, M. Y., Yatim, B., Ruslan, M. H., & Sopian, K. (2012). Performance of a single pass air base photovoltaic/thermal solar collector with and without hexagonal honeycomb heat exchanger. In World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen (Vol. 2, pp. 859-864)

Performance of a single pass air base photovoltaic/thermal solar collector with and without hexagonal honeycomb heat exchanger. / Hussain, F.; Anuar, Z.; Khairuddin, S.; Othman, Mohd. Yusof; Yatim, Baharudin; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman.

World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen. Vol. 2 2012. p. 859-864.

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

Hussain, F, Anuar, Z, Khairuddin, S, Othman, MY, Yatim, B, Ruslan, MH & Sopian, K 2012, Performance of a single pass air base photovoltaic/thermal solar collector with and without hexagonal honeycomb heat exchanger. in World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen. vol. 2, pp. 859-864, World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference, Denver, CO, 13/5/12.
Hussain F, Anuar Z, Khairuddin S, Othman MY, Yatim B, Ruslan MH et al. Performance of a single pass air base photovoltaic/thermal solar collector with and without hexagonal honeycomb heat exchanger. In World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen. Vol. 2. 2012. p. 859-864
Hussain, F. ; Anuar, Z. ; Khairuddin, S. ; Othman, Mohd. Yusof ; Yatim, Baharudin ; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman. / Performance of a single pass air base photovoltaic/thermal solar collector with and without hexagonal honeycomb heat exchanger. World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen. Vol. 2 2012. pp. 859-864
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