Characterization of phase change materials for thermal control of photovoltaics using differential scanning calorimetry and temperature history method

A Hasan, S McCormack, M.J. Huang, B. Norton

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Abstract

Five solid–liquid phase change materials comprising three basic classes, paraffin waxes, salt hydrates and mixtures of fatty acids were thermophysically characterized for thermal regulation applications in photovoltaics.The PCM were investigated using Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Temperature History Method to find their thermophysical properties of interest. The relationship between thermophysical properties of the PCM and their choice as temperature regulators in photovoltaics is discussed in relation to the ambient conditions under which PV systems operate.A. Hasan a,⇑, S.J. McCormack b, M.J. Huang c, B. Norton d
LanguageEnglish
Pages322-329
JournalEnergy Conversion and Management
Volume81
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Phase change materials
Pulse code modulation
Differential scanning calorimetry
Thermodynamic properties
Paraffin waxes
Hydrates
Fatty acids
Salts
Temperature
Liquids
Hot Temperature

Keywords

  • Phase change materials
  • Thermal control
  • Photovoltaics
  • Temperature History Method

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