Enhancing Photoelectric Conversion Efficiency of Photovoltaic Panel Using Cooled Water by Evaporation
Engineering and Technology Journal,
2017, Volume 35, Issue 5, Pages 525-531
AbstractIt has been found a linear progression between the panel temperature and its efficiency. A novel cellulose pad arrangement, which is saturated with water, at back surface of photovoltaic panel for cooling has achieved better results. The experimental results showed a reduction in maximum PV panel temperature at using the proposed water cooling system. The average temperature of the PV panel dropped 10.1°C and an increase in average solar panel efficiency about 20.8% during operating time. Then, a comparison between the PV panel results cooling by natural convection and using the proposed water cooling system will reveal the most efficient.
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