EFFECT OF USING TWO PCMS ON THE THERMAL REGULATION PERFORMANCE OF BIPV SYSTEMS

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Abstract

Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) is one of the most promising applications for Photovoltaics (PV). However when the temperature on the BIPV increases, the conversion efficiency deteriorates. A PV/PCM system using Phase Change Materials (PCM) for BIPV thermal control has been experimentally and numerically studied recently. One of the main barriers for this application is how to improve the low thermal conductivity of the PCM for longer thermal regulation on PV. Although the metal fins can improve the heat transfer, the effect of the thermal regulation period declined as the metal mass increased along with the decreasing thermal control period. A modified PV/PCM system integrated with two types of phase transient PCMs for improving the heat regulation need to be investigated. The performance of using PCMs with a set of different phase change temperatures is expected to improve the heat regulation on the PV/PCM system and increase the thermal regulation time. In this study a series of numerical simulations tests have been carried out in realistic conditions, and the thermal regulation of the PV/PCM system in optimised metal cells using a different range of phase transient temperature PCMs has been discussed.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009
EventInternational Solar Energy Congress (ISES 2009) - Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 1 Oct 2009 → …

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ConferenceInternational Solar Energy Congress (ISES 2009)
Period1/10/09 → …

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Phase change materials
Pulse code modulation
Metals
Fins (heat exchange)
Hot Temperature
Temperature
Conversion efficiency
Thermal conductivity
Heat transfer
Computer simulation

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