Experimental and Numerical Analyses of a Flat Plate Photovoltaic/Thermal Solar Collector
AbstractThis paper presents a one-dimensional finite-volume model of an unglazed photovoltaic/thermal (PVT) solar collector. The unit consists of a conventional solar photovoltaic (PV) collector coupled with a suitable heat exchanger. In particular, the collector includes a roll bond heat exchanger and it is not equipped with back and frame insulation. The system is discretized along the flow direction (longitudinal) of the cogenerative collector. For each finite-volume element of the discretized computational domain, mass and energy balances are implemented. The collector geometry and materials parameters are taken from a commercially available device. An on-field experimental investigation is performed in order to validate the proposed model. The model is used to evaluate both electrical and thermodynamic parameters for each element of the domain and for fixed operating conditions. Finally, a sensitivity analysis is also performed in order to investigate the energetic performance of the cogenerative collector as a function of the main design/environmental parameters. View Full-Text
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Calise, F.; Figaj, R.D.; Vanoli, L. Experimental and Numerical Analyses of a Flat Plate Photovoltaic/Thermal Solar Collector. Energies 2017, 10, 491.
Calise F, Figaj RD, Vanoli L. Experimental and Numerical Analyses of a Flat Plate Photovoltaic/Thermal Solar Collector. Energies. 2017; 10(4):491.Chicago/Turabian Style
Calise, Francesco; Figaj, Rafal D.; Vanoli, Laura. 2017. "Experimental and Numerical Analyses of a Flat Plate Photovoltaic/Thermal Solar Collector." Energies 10, no. 4: 491.
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