Hasan, Ahmed, McCormack, S, Huang, M. J. and Norton, B. (2010) Evaluation of phase change materials for thermal regulation enhancement of building integrated photovoltaics. J. Solar Energy, 84 (9). pp. 1601-1612. [Journal article]
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Regulating the temperature of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) using phase change materials (PCMs) reduces the loss of temperature dependent photovoltaic (PV) efficiency. Five PCMs were selected for evaluation all with melting temperatures 25 ± 4 °C and heat of fusion between 140 and 213 kJ/kg. Experiments were conducted at three insolation intensities to evaluate the performance of each PCM in four different PV/PCM systems. The effect on thermal regulation of PV was determined by changing the (i) mass of PCM and (ii) thermal conductivities of the PCM and PV/PCM system. A maximum temperature reduction of 18 °C was achieved for 30 min while 10 °C temperature reduction was maintained for 5 h at −1000 W/m2 insolation.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Keywords:||Phase change materials (PCM); Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV); Thermal regulation enhancement|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment|
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Built Environment Research Institute|
Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
|Deposited By:||Dr Ming Huang|
|Deposited On:||11 Aug 2010 12:04|
|Last Modified:||19 Jan 2012 12:13|
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