Electricity enhancement and thermal energy production from concentrated photovoltaic integrated with a 3-layered stacked micro-channel heat sink

Idris Al Siyabi*, Sourav Khanna, Tapas Mallick, Senthilarasu Sundaram

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

43 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

The thermal effectiveness of three types of heat sink hsssas been investigated experimentally using a flexible kapton heater to simulate the generated heat from a CPV system for various heating loads. The three heat sinks are an air cooled flat aluminum heat sink, an air cooled finned aluminum heat sink and a water cooled 3-layered stacked micro-channel heat sink. It is shown that the temperature of the heater surface is reduced dramatically by using the finned heat sink compared to the flat plate heat sink. Also, the 3-layered stacked micro-channel heat sink is able to reduce the heater surface temperature below 50°C for 5.5W heater power. The work also studies numerically the effect of the 3-layered stacked micro-channel heat sink in a single solar cell receiver for a 500× concentration in enhancing the solar cell electrical efficiency and production of the thermal energy. The study uses a three dimensional modelling approach for real weather conditions. The results show a high solar cell electricity performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication14th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (CPV-14)
EditorsIgnacio Anton, Marc Steiner, Myles Steiner
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780735417281
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2018
Event14th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems - Puertollano, Spain
Duration: 16 Apr 201818 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Volume2012
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems
Abbreviated titleCPV 2018
Country/TerritorySpain
CityPuertollano
Period16/04/1818/04/18

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Electricity enhancement and thermal energy production from concentrated photovoltaic integrated with a 3-layered stacked micro-channel heat sink'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this