Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 43, Pages: 1-9
Boureima Dianda1 *, Thierry Sikoudouin Maurice KY2 , Emmanuel Ouedraogo3 , Koami Soulemane Hayibo2 and Dieudonné Joseph Bathiebo2
1 Institute of Research in Applied Science and Technologies 03BP 7047 Ouagadougou 03, Burkina Faso; [email protected]
2 University Ouaga 1 Professor Joseph KI-ZERBO 03 B.P. 7021, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
3 University of Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Institute of Research in Applied Science and Technologies 03BP 7047 Ouagadougou 03, Burkina Faso; [email protected]
Objectives: The purpose of this work is to determine and compare a PVT, PV panels and thermal collector’s theoretical performances. Methods/Statistical Analysis: These different performances had been determined by establishing thermal balances at different levels of the system. The obtained equations had been discretized; simplifying hypotheses had been issued to ease their resolution. We adopted the Cholesky method using MATLAB software to solve these equations. The electrical, thermal and global efficiencies had been obtained. Comparisons based on these results had been made on these different panels. Findings: The temperature evolution of the system shows a heat-up of the PV cells. In the other hand, a speed increase of the wind brings a cooling of the collector. The increase of the coolant flow implies a decrease of the coolant temperature. This parameter, usually downplayed, showed to be very important. The profile of power curves show that hybrid panel’s power is superior to simple PV panel and its thermal power is inferior to that of a thermal collector. However, the global efficiency of the hybrid panel is the highest. Most of these results confirm those of the literature while other results bring more information. Application/Improvements: Such a system could allow collecting the heat produced by the PV panels for water heating systems and more, with an optimization of the coolant flow for a better result.
Keywords: Efficiency, Power, PV Panel, PVT Panel, Thermal Collector
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