Performance study of air-based photovoltaic-thermal (PV/T) collector with different designs of heat exchanger

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Abstract

Three different designs of heat exchanger, V-groove, honeycomb and stainless steel wool had been tested to study their effectiveness in improving the overall performance of a photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) air base solar collector. Heat exchangers were installed horizontally into the channel located at the back side of the PV module. The system was tested at irradiance of 828 W/m2 with mass flow rate spanning from 0.02 kg/s to 0.13 kg/s. It was observed that at mass flow rate of 0.11 kg/s, the maximum thermal efficiency of the system with V-groove is 71%, stainless steel wool is 86% and honeycomb is 87%. The electrical efficiency of the systems is 7.04%, 6.88% and 7.13%, respectively. The experimental results showed that honeycomb design is the most efficient design as heat exchanger. The design which is simple and compact is suitable for building integration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1319-1325
Number of pages7
JournalSains Malaysiana
Volume42
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

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Heat exchangers
Air
Wool
Stainless steel
Flow rate
Solar collectors
Hot Temperature

Keywords

  • Electrical efficiency
  • Heat exchanger
  • Photovoltaic/thermal
  • Thermal efficiency

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