Three dimensional analysis of dye-sensitized, perovskite and mono-Si solar photovoltaic cells under non uniform solar flux

Preeti Singh, Sourav Khanna, Vijay Mudgal, Sanjeev Newar, Vashi Sharma, Senthilarasu Sundaram, K.s. Reddy, Tapas K. Mallick, Victor Becerra, David Hutchinson, Jovana Radulovic, Rinat Khusainov

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Abstract

For low/high concentration, when the distribution of solar radiation is non-uniform over the surface of the solar cell, it gets heated up non-uniformly which affects the cell efficiency. Thus, in the present work, three dimensional analysis of the solar cells is carried out under non-uniform solar flux. It involves partial differential equations. For silicon cells, studies are available that use numerical techniques (involving iterations) to solve the differential equations. However, if the differential equations can be solved analytically, one can get an analytical expression for three dimensional non-uniform temperature distribution of the cell. The current work aims at it. Dye-sensitized (DSSC), perovskite and mono-Si cells are investigated. The effects of wind direction, its speed, inclination and solar irradiance on the three dimensional temperature distribution, heat losses and cell efficiency have been investigated. It is concluded that with increase in wind azimuthal from 0° to 90°, the efficiency decreases from 22.1% to 21.3% for mono-Si, 19.0% to 18.0% for perovskite and 12.0% to 11.9% for DSSC.
Original languageEnglish
Article number115613
JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
Volume182
Early online date23 Jun 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • RCUK
  • EPSRC
  • EP/K03619X/1

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