Closed form solutions have been obtained for both a single-pass and a double-pass collectors and, for a passively cooled photovoltaic panel. The mean plate temperature, photovoltaic cell, thermal, and combined efficiencies have been obtained. The results show that the double-pass photovoltaic thermal collector has a more productive cooling effect compared to the single-pass photovoltaic thermal collector, and thus has better photovoltaic cells performance. The effect of the mass flow rate, duct depth, and packing factor on the photovoltaic cell performance are also discussed.
|Title of host publication||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division (Publication) AES|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Mechanical Engineering