Fins integrated phase change material for solar photovoltaic for South East United Kingdom

Sourav Khanna, Preeti Singh, Sanjeev Newar, Vashi Sharma, Tapas K. Mallick, Jovana Radulovic, Rinat Khusainov, David Hutchinson, Victor Becerra

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Abstract

The temperature rise degrades the power of solar cells. The use of phase change material (PCM) is a self-regulatory process of upgrading the performance. Fins can additionally upgrade the performance. A photovoltaic (PV) equipped with fins embedded PCM is modelled in Fluent. Three arrangements: PV with no temperature management, PCM equipped PV and fins embedded PCM for PV are compared for South East UK. The outcomes convey that, for summers at Portsmouth (50.80°N, 1.09°W), the aggregated daily electrical output of a 4000Wp photovoltaic array can be elevated by 1200Wh and 1400Wh using phase change material and fins embedded phase change material respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAIP Publishing
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2019

Keywords

  • RCUK
  • EPSRC-DST
  • EP/K03619X/1
  • noissn

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