Investigation into the performance of a double pass photovoltaic thermal solar collector

K. Sopian, Hongtan Liu, K. S. Yigit, S. Kakac, T. N. Veziroglu

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Abstract

Combined photovoltaic thermal solar collectors provide an effective alternative to solar energy systems that collect either thermal or electrical energy. In such systems, the photovoltaic cells are usually pasted directly over the absorber or in some cases at the inner glass cover. Hence, part of the solar radiation evident on the photovoltaic cells is converted directly to electricity and part of it is collected by the flowing air as thermal energy. Up to date, only a limited number of studies on the photovoltaic thermal solar collectors have been carried out. This paper presents the analytical studies of a double pass air photovoltaic thermal collector. The effects of various parameters such as flow rates, packing factor or the fraction of the absorber area covered by solar cells, the absorber length and the duct height on the efficiencies of the photovoltaic cells and thermal collectors as well as the combined efficiency have been analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division (Publication) AES
EditorsR.M. Guo, J.J.M. Too
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherASME
Pages89-94
Number of pages6
Volume35
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 12 1995Nov 17 1995

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1995 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period11/12/9511/17/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Sopian, K., Liu, H., Yigit, K. S., Kakac, S., & Veziroglu, T. N. (1995). Investigation into the performance of a double pass photovoltaic thermal solar collector. In R. M. Guo, & J. J. M. Too (Eds.), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division (Publication) AES (Vol. 35, pp. 89-94). ASME.