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Title: Analytical predictions of liquid and air photovoltaic/thermal, flat-plate collector performance

Two separate one-dimensional analyses have been developed for the prediction of the thermal and electrical performance of both liquid and air flat-plate, photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) collectors. The results of the analyses are compared with test measurements, and therefrom design recommendations are made to maximize the total energy extracted from the collectors. 16 refs.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5134490
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Sol. Energy Eng.; (United States); Journal Volume: 103:4
Research Org:
MIT, Lexington, MA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; COMBINED COLLECTORS; DESIGN; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PERFORMANCE; FLAT PLATE COLLECTORS; HEAT TRANSFER; PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT; ENERGY TRANSFER; EQUIPMENT; PHOTOELECTROMAGNETIC EFFECTS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT 140501* -- Solar Energy Conversion-- Photovoltaic Conversion; 141000 -- Solar Collectors & Concentrators