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Energy economic analysis of photovoltaic–thermal-thermoelectric (PVT-TE) air collectors

Nazri, Nurul Syakirah and Fudholi, Ahmad and Bakhtyar, Bardia and Chan, Hoy Yen and Ibrahim, Adnan and Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz and Mat, Sohif and Sopian, Kamaruzzaman (2018) Energy economic analysis of photovoltaic–thermal-thermoelectric (PVT-TE) air collectors. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 92. pp. 187-197. ISSN 13640321

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Photovoltaic–thermal (PVT) collectors can generate electrical and thermal energy simultaneously.The combination of these two technologies can reduce the required space, time installation and use of materials.PVT air collector present increased total efficiency by increasing solar radiation amount.This review presents the concepts and descriptions, as well as previous works conducted on thermoelectric (TE).A theoretical study of PVT-TE air collectors is also performed.Mathematical models are proposed and solved using iterative process based on the matrix inversion method.An improvement in energy yields can be obtained using TE solar collector technology because TE devices increase the energy conversion efficiency of the system.The annual cost (AC) and annual energy gain (AEG) of PVT-TE air collectors are determined.The cost–benefit ratio or AC per AEG (AC/AEG) is presented for different combinations of mass flow rate and number of TE to increase the feasibility of users in selecting the optimal design features that correspond to minimum AC/AEG.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Previous article in issueNext article in issue Keywords Mathematical modelThermalElectricalAC/AEG
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2018 01:23
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2018 01:23
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/24356

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