The Effect of Phase Change Material Crystalline Segregation on the Building Integrated Photovoltaic System Thermal Performance

M. J. Huang, S. McCormack, P. C. Eames, B. Norton

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    Abstract

    The effect of thermal resistance on PV/PCM temperature control is found with the effects of crystallisation and the melting process studied. Fin arrangements to prevent increased thermal resistance due to bubbles formed during the melting process are evaluated. The thermal performance of the PCM in the finned PV/PCM system was monitored during the melting process and a detailed experimental evaluation of the process within the PV/PCM system was undertaken. It was found that natural convection started during the early stages of the melting process and increases in magnitude as the process erasure. A better fundamental understanding of the processes within a PV/PCM system can be used to improve the optimum PV/PCM system design.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    PublisherElsevier
    Pages1338-1343
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978 008 056 8973
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2008
    EventWorld Renewable Energy Congress- WREC X - Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
    Duration: 21 Jul 2008 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceWorld Renewable Energy Congress- WREC X
    Period21/07/08 → …

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    Huang, M. J., McCormack, S., Eames, P. C., & Norton, B. (2008). The Effect of Phase Change Material Crystalline Segregation on the Building Integrated Photovoltaic System Thermal Performance. In Unknown Host Publication (pp. 1338-1343). Elsevier.