Special Issue "Hybrid Photovoltaic-Thermoelectric Systems"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 26 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Samson Shittu
Guest Editor
Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies, Energy and Environment Institute, University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX, UK
Interests: thermoelectric generators; photovoltaic-thermoelectric; solar photovoltaic-thermal

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hybrid photovoltaic-thermoelectric (PV-TE) systems can enable the effective utilization of a wider solar spectrum since the photovoltaic utilizes the ultraviolet and visible regions of the solar spectrum while the thermoelectric utilizes the infrared region of the solar spectrum. Furthermore, thermoelectric devices can be used for the thermal management of the photovoltaic and additional energy generation depending on the system design. A thermoelectric generator (TEG) converts thermal energy into electricity directly via the Seebeck effect, while a thermoelectric cooler (TEC) converts electrical energy into thermal energy for heating/cooling via the Peltier effect. The low conversion efficiency of the photovoltaic and thermoelectric is the main drawback of the individual technologies. To enhance the performance of the hybrid PV-TE systems, the latest research and advancements are needed, which will also enable the development and application of the hybrid systems. This Special Issue aims to present the latest scientific breakthroughs, system design, and performance analysis, mainly in the following topics, but is not limited to these:

  • Hybrid photovoltaic-thermoelectric systems;
  • Solar photovoltaic-thermal-thermoelectric systems;
  • Hybrid PV-TE-heat pipe;
  • Photovoltaic-thermoelectric cooler-generator;
  • Solar-assisted heat pump with hybrid PV-TE;
  • Building-integrated hybrid PV-TE systems.

Please note that both original research articles and review articles are invited in this Special Issue. Furthermore, papers relating to different kinds of novel hybrid PV-TE systems combined with emerging technologies and methods are particularly desired.

Dr. Samson Shittu
Guest Editor

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  • Photovoltaic-thermoelectric
  • Hybrid systems
  • Solar energy
  • Thermoelectric
  • Photovoltaic
  • Thermal management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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