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Boosting Electrical Generation of a Photovoltaic Array by Thermal Harvest from p-Si Cells: An Experimental and Theoretical Study

dc.contributor.advisorOhadi, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorKelley, Joshuaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-18T05:53:04Z
dc.date.available2015-09-18T05:53:04Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2HD26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/17044
dc.description.abstractSolar power generation deployment is increasing globally with photovoltaic modules. Most energy available to conventional PV is absorbed as heat or passes through. Performance of Photovoltaic Thermal (PVT) collectors which mimic currently available, polycrystalline, commercial PV modules was measured in the mid-Atlantic US. A linear model is developed for their performance which uses values available in Typical Meteorological Year files and shows daily accuracies to within 11%. Pressure losses for the collectors were measured and an empirical model established. Electrical generation is modeled by PVT in conjunction with an Organic Rankine Cycle. 20% - 45% boosts to electricity production in the Southwest are projected. 5%-15% boosts are projected in the mid-Atlantic.en_US
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dc.titleBoosting Electrical Generation of a Photovoltaic Array by Thermal Harvest from p-Si Cells: An Experimental and Theoretical Studyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAlternative energyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEnergyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledMechanical engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEnergy forecastingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEnergy harvestingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPhotovoltaic cellsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPhotovoltaic systemsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPhotovoltaic thermalen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSolar energyen_US


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