Thermal and electrical performance of a PV module integrated with microencapsulated phase change material

Ching-Jenq Ho, A. O. Tanuwijaya, Chi-ming Lai

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Abstract

The efficiency in photovoltaic modules decreases as the cell temperature increases. It is necessary to have adequate thermal management mechanism for a photovoltaic module, especially when combined with building facade. This study aims to investigate the thermal and electrical performance of a photovoltaic module integrated with a microencapsulated phase change material layer under temporal variations of daily solar irradiation and exterior ambient temperature, via computational fluid dynamics simulations. The results show that the melting temperature and aspect ratio of the microencapsulated phase change material layer have significant effects on the thermal and electrical performances of photovoltaic modules.

Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
EventASME 2013 4th International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer, MNHMT 2013 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2013 Dec 112013 Dec 14

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OtherASME 2013 4th International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer, MNHMT 2013
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period13-12-1113-12-14

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Phase change materials
Facades
Temperature control
Melting point
Aspect ratio
Computational fluid dynamics
Irradiation
Temperature
Computer simulation
Hot Temperature

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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Ho, C-J., Tanuwijaya, A. O., & Lai, C. (2013). Thermal and electrical performance of a PV module integrated with microencapsulated phase change material. Paper presented at ASME 2013 4th International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer, MNHMT 2013, Hong Kong, China. https://doi.org/10.1115/MNHMT2013-22014
Ho, Ching-Jenq ; Tanuwijaya, A. O. ; Lai, Chi-ming. / Thermal and electrical performance of a PV module integrated with microencapsulated phase change material. Paper presented at ASME 2013 4th International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer, MNHMT 2013, Hong Kong, China.
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Ho, C-J, Tanuwijaya, AO & Lai, C 2013, 'Thermal and electrical performance of a PV module integrated with microencapsulated phase change material', Paper presented at ASME 2013 4th International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer, MNHMT 2013, Hong Kong, China, 13-12-11 - 13-12-14. https://doi.org/10.1115/MNHMT2013-22014

Thermal and electrical performance of a PV module integrated with microencapsulated phase change material. / Ho, Ching-Jenq; Tanuwijaya, A. O.; Lai, Chi-ming.

2013. Paper presented at ASME 2013 4th International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer, MNHMT 2013, Hong Kong, China.

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Ho C-J, Tanuwijaya AO, Lai C. Thermal and electrical performance of a PV module integrated with microencapsulated phase change material. 2013. Paper presented at ASME 2013 4th International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer, MNHMT 2013, Hong Kong, China. https://doi.org/10.1115/MNHMT2013-22014