The Effectivity of a Hybrid Solar Distillator Directly Combined with a Solar Cell

Kazuo Murase
Chuo University, Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Tin Yao
Chuo University, Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Toki Aoyagi
Chuo University, Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Keishi Okuyama
Chuo University, Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp110573921

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

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:33, s. 3921-3928

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Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

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


Solar energy is one of the most promising natural and renewable energy resources. A solar membrane distillator hybridized with a photovoltaic cell supplies with both water and energy which are indispensable for human life and industry and contributes to effective utilization of renewable energy; especially solar energy. The effectivity of a hybrid solar membrane distillator was experimentally and numerically verified. The dependence of cell temperature on conversion efficiency was unrecognized in this work because of an amorphous Si module. However the hybrid solar distillator contributed to the stable standard conversion efficiency of a cell. Relationship between solar intensity and distillate productivity is almost identifiably approximated for the membrane distillator even if with or without a photovoltaic cell. This work indicated of the effectivity of a hybrid solar distillator with a photovoltaic cell.


Hybrid solar distillator; Solar cell; Membrane distillation; PTFE membrane


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