Experimental Study of a Novel Heat Pipe-Type Photovoltaic/Thermal System


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In order to solve the freezing problem associated with the traditional photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) system, a novel heat pipe-type PV/T (HP-PV/T) system was designed and constructed in the present study. Outdoor tests were carried out from May to July, 2010. The performance of the system was also studied. The results showed that the average photothermal efficiency was 41.30% and the photoelectric efficiency was 9.42%. The average first law efficiency of the system was 48.52%, and the second law efficiency of 6.87%



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 347-353)

Edited by:

Weiguo Pan, Jianxing Ren and Yongguang Li






T. Zhang et al., "Experimental Study of a Novel Heat Pipe-Type Photovoltaic/Thermal System", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 347-353, pp. 403-408, 2012

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October 2011




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