Thermal management of conventional P v module

DIvya Shetty, U. C. Arunachala

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Abstract

Cooling of PV module is important because with the increase in cell temperature, efficiency drops. In crystalline silicon cell, the power temperature coefficient is -0.05% for 1°C rise in temperature. The life span of PV also reduces due to same reason. Hence, various PV cooling techniques are employed viz. water spray, use of heat pipes, PCM and thermoelectric coating. All such systems have inherent limitations and hence, in the present study an innovative water duct cooling is introduced. Due to it, the PV module temperature is reduced from 47.6°C to 34°C at 300 W/m2 and 66.4°C to 38°C at 900 W/m2 for water flow rate of 1 lpm, which gave 4-7.2% rise in electrical efficiency. The highest thermal efficiency and overall system efficiency observed were 76.64% and 79.1% respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538682715
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14-05-2019
Event2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 26-03-201910-04-2019

Publication series

Name2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period26-03-1910-04-19

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites

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Shetty, DI., & Arunachala, U. C. (2019). Thermal management of conventional P v module. In 2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019 [8714271] (2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASET.2019.8714271