Temperature regulation and thermal energy storage potential of phase change materials layer contained at the back of a building integrated photovoltaic panel

Ahmed Hassan, Hamza Nouman, Ali Assi, Brian Norton

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Abstract

Photovoltaics (PV) deployed in high solar radiation high ambient temperature climate suffer huge loss in efficiency and degrade faster due to higher panel temperature. In order to overcome the temperature induced loss of power and life, s paraffin wax based solid-liquid phase change material (PCM) integrated at the back of PV is investigated in high temperature climate of UAE. The temperature drop on the PV panels due to inclusion of the PCM is recorded and compared to a reference panels without PCM. The associated voltage gain caused by temperature drop of PV due to PCM also recorded to evaluate the effectiveness of PCM in temperature regulation and electrical performance enhancement of PV. A temperature drop of 12 °C and and associated voltage gain of is observed which shows such systems are effective in even mild weather condition of a hot climate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication30th International PLEA Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Habitat for Developing Societies: Choosing the Way Forward - Proceedings
EditorsRajan Rawal, Sanyogita Manu, Nirmala Khadpekar
PublisherCEPT University Press
Pages139-145
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789383184033
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event30th International on Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference - Sustainable Habitat for Developing Societies: Choosing the Way Forward, PLEA 2014 - Ahmedabad, India
Duration: Dec 16 2014Dec 18 2014

Publication series

Name30th International PLEA Conference: Sustainable Habitat for Developing Societies: Choosing the Way Forward - Proceedings
Volume2

Conference

Conference30th International on Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference - Sustainable Habitat for Developing Societies: Choosing the Way Forward, PLEA 2014
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityAhmedabad
Period12/16/1412/18/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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