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

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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
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Publication statusEarly online - 26 Aug 2019

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    Rights statement: This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. This article appeared in Sourav Khanna et al. 'Fins integrated phase change material for solar photovoltaic for South East United Kingdom.' AIP Conference Proceedings, 2149:1, 060003, 2019 and may be found at https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5124196.

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