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Energy Performance Analysis of a PV/T System Coupled with Domestic Hot Water System

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College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, Brunel University London, London UB8 3PH, UK
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Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland
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ChemEngineering 2020, 4(2), 22; https://doi.org/10.3390/chemengineering4020022
Received: 20 December 2019 / Revised: 14 February 2020 / Accepted: 25 March 2020 / Published: 30 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Heat Exchangers for Waste Heat Recovery Applications)
In this paper, a standalone photovoltaics-thermal solar panel is modelled using the TRNSYS simulation engine. Based on this, it was explored how such a system can be comprised of thermal and electrical storage components to provide electricity and hot water for a dwelling in a warm location in Europe. Furthermore, it was investigated how, by cooling the temperature of the solar cells, the electrical power output and efficiency of the panel was improved. The performance of the system was also studied, and the amount that the solar panel was able to convert the solar energy into electricity was investigated. Through this, we discovered that when the temperature of the panel was reduced, on average, by 20%, the electrical power output increased by nearly 12%. Moreover, it was demonstrated that the modelled system can provide hot water under different solar radiation conditions and during all seasons of the year. View Full-Text
Keywords: PV/T solar panels; TRNSYS simulation; system modelling; efficiency PV/T solar panels; TRNSYS simulation; system modelling; efficiency
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Khordehgah, N.; Żabnieńska-Góra, A.; Jouhara, H. Energy Performance Analysis of a PV/T System Coupled with Domestic Hot Water System. ChemEngineering 2020, 4, 22. https://doi.org/10.3390/chemengineering4020022

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Khordehgah N, Żabnieńska-Góra A, Jouhara H. Energy Performance Analysis of a PV/T System Coupled with Domestic Hot Water System. ChemEngineering. 2020; 4(2):22. https://doi.org/10.3390/chemengineering4020022

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Khordehgah, Navid; Żabnieńska-Góra, Alina; Jouhara, Hussam. 2020. "Energy Performance Analysis of a PV/T System Coupled with Domestic Hot Water System" ChemEngineering 4, no. 2: 22. https://doi.org/10.3390/chemengineering4020022

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