Evaluation of an Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal Solar (IPVTS) Water Heating System for Various Configurations at Constant Collection Temperature

Rajeev Kumar Mishra
Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India

G. N. Tiwari
Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp110573749

Ingår i: World Renewable Energy Congress - Sweden; 8-13 May; 2011; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:11, s. 3749-3756

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Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Photovoltaic thermal (PVT) technology refers to the integration of a PV and a conventional solar thermal collector in a single piece of equipment. In this paper; an integrated photovoltaic thermal solar (IPVTS) water heating system for various configurations has been evaluated for constant collection temperature. Analysis is based on basic energy balance for hybrid flat plate collector in terms of design parameters for a solar water heater installed at Solar Energy Park; IIT Delhi; India and climatic parameters provided by India Meteorological Department Pune; India. It is observed that the daily thermal energy gain of IPVTS system decreases with increasing the constant collection temperature. It is also observed that for collectors partially covered by PV modules; daily thermal energy increases with decrease of collector area covered by PV module. The exergy analysis of IPVTS system has also been carried out.


Hybrid PV thermal; Thermal energy; Exergy


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