Experimental Study of Photovoltaic/Thermal (PV/T) Hybrid System

Author(s): Chao-Yang Huanga,b*, Hsien-Chao Sunga,c, Kun-Lung Yena
a Green Energy & Environment Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan
b Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
c Degree Program of Flat Panel Display Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, vol. 2, no. 2, May 2013: pp. 148–151
ISSN: 2315-4462
Digital Object Identifier: 10.12720/sgce.2.2.148-151


Abstract: Photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) hybrid system is a device which provides the electrical power and hot water simultaneously. In this study, the un-glazed flat-plat photovoltaic thermal system has been established with poly-crystalline PV/T module, storage tank, controller, water pump etc. The results indicate the system thermal efficiency can reach 35.33% and photovoltaic conversion efficiency can reach 12.77% during the testing period. The water tank temperature can be risen from 26.2℃ to 40.02℃.

Keywords: Photovoltaic/thermal, water heating, solar energy

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