Research on Theory and Experiment for Partially Covered PV/T Solar System
Lixian Xiao, Yongtai He, Lei Li, Ruiming Liu
Available Online July 2015.
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- Photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T); Partially Covered; Theory Mode; Practicability;Solar system
- According to the structural features of partially covered photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) solar system, the theory model and optimum design method of the partially covered PV/T solar system is established. The effect of different design parameters on the performance of the partially covered PV/T solar system is analyzed by using the theory model. Meanwhile, the prototype of the partially covered PV/T solar system was designed, and the characteristics of the partially covered PV/T solar system are studied by experiment at Chuxiong City. Experimental results show that the glass cover is essential for improving the thermal efficiency of the PV/T solar system, which related to the transmittance and thickness of the glass cover. In addition, the thermal efficiency will decrease with increasing covering area of the PV modules on the PV/T solar collector. Under the condition of the covering area of 0.8m2 for the PV modules, the thermal efficiency and the output power of the prototype are 40.2% and 25.1W, respectively. Under the condition of covering area of 1.02m2 for the PV modules, the thermal efficiency and output power of the prototype are 36% and 33.6W, respectively. Thus, the partially covered PV/T solar system has batter practicality, and can meet the need of the ordinary rural families in lighting electricity and hot water.
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TY - CONF AU - Lixian Xiao AU - Yongtai He AU - Lei Li AU - Ruiming Liu PY - 2015/07 DA - 2015/07 TI - Research on Theory and Experiment for Partially Covered PV/T Solar System BT - International Conference on Logistics Engineering, Management and Computer Science (LEMCS 2015) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 999 EP - 1003 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/lemcs-15.2015.197 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/lemcs-15.2015.197 ID - Xiao2015/07 ER -