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Photovoltaic thermal collectors with phase change material for southeast of England

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Temperature elevation of solar photovoltaic (PV) in the exposure of sun should be bound to avoid the fall in efficiency. Phase changing material (PCM) is a proven technology to capture the waste heat of photovoltaic. It provides cooling to PV, increase in efficiency and storage of waste heat. In this paper, the thermal conductivity of PCM heat sink is enhanced by using fins. The dual effect of PCM and fins is explored to increase the efficiency of the photovoltaic collectors. Different types of phase change material arrangements are investigated. Twenty collectors of 200Wp original PV are compared with the photovoltaic thermal PCM collectors. It is conveyed that, at Southeast England, the collected electricity is boosted by 1.20, 1.33, 1.40, 1.43 and 1.44 kWh/day through different types of phase change material arrangements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research
EditorsManaswita Bose, Anish Modi
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-15-5955-6
ISBN (Print)978-981-15-5954-9
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2020
Event7th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research - Mumbai, India
Duration: 10 Dec 201912 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Energy
ISSN (Print)2352-2534
ISSN (Electronic)2352-2542


Conference7th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research


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