On the relationship factor between the PV module temperature and the solar radiation on it for various BIPV configurations

Kaplanis, S. and Kaplani, E. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4987-4388 (2014) On the relationship factor between the PV module temperature and the solar radiation on it for various BIPV configurations. In: AIP Conference Proceedings. UNSPECIFIED, GRC, pp. 341-347.

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Temperatures of c-Si, pc-Si and a-Si PV modules making part of a roof in a building or hanging outside windows with various inclinations were measured with respect to the Intensity of the solar radiation on them under various environmental conditions. A relationship coefficient f was provided whose values are compared to those from a PV array operating in a free standing mode on a terrace. A theoretical model to predict f was elaborated. According to the analysis, the coefficient f takes higher values for PV modules embedded on a roof compared to the free standing PV array. The wind effect is much stronger for the free standing PV than for any BIPV configuration, either the PV is part of the roof, or placed upon the roof, or is placed outside a window like a shadow hanger. The f coefficient depends on various parameters such as angle of inclination, wind speed and direction, as well as solar radiation. For very low wind speeds the effect of the angle of inclination, β, of the PV module with respect to the horizontal on PV temperature is clear. As the wind speed increases, the heat transfer from the PV module shifts from natural flow to forced flow and this effect vanishes. The coefficient f values range from almost 0.01 m2°C/W for free standing PV arrays at strong wind speeds, vW>7m/s, up to around 0.05 m2°C/W for the case of flexible PV modules which make part of the roof in a BIPV system.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Mathematics
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Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 12:01
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 23:50
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/55102
DOI: 10.1063/1.4897744


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