Analysis of different Phase Change Materials to Regulate Temperature in Building Integrated Photovoltaics

Ahmed Hasan, S McCormack, M Huang, B Norton

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Abstract

Photovoltaic (PV) cells are characterized at 25 °C and 1000W/m2, yielding the rated power output. Polycrystalline silicon PV cells operating above 25 °C show a power drop of -0.4 to -0.5%/K-1 [(Weakliem et al., 1979]. A novel technique for heat removal from PV and their thermal regulation is identified using phase change materials (PCM) which has achieved higher heat transfer rates with minimum operating cost. This unique technique absorbs thermal energy available on the PV panel as latent heat of fusion during solid-liquid phase change and results in lower PV operating temperature. The most suitable PCM for this application, their integration into PV and thermal regulation potential is presented in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-5)
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Eventphotovoltaic science applications and technology : PVSAT-5 - Wales, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Apr 20093 Apr 2009
https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/28026515?q&versionId=33869259

Conference

Conferencephotovoltaic science applications and technology : PVSAT-5
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityWales
Period1/04/093/04/09
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Keywords

  • BIPV
  • temperature regulation

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    Hasan, A., McCormack, S., Huang, M., & Norton, B. (2009). Analysis of different Phase Change Materials to Regulate Temperature in Building Integrated Photovoltaics. In 5th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-5)