Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy   »   2016 Vol.12, No.4

 

 

Title: Reliable power and quality drinking water for rural household through integrative approach of solar PV system

 

Authors: K. Kamaleswaran; M. Adammydeen; P. Harinath; M. Venkateshwaran; V. Kirubakaran

 

Addresses:
Rural Energy Centre, The Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram, T.N. – 624302, India
Rural Energy Centre, The Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram, T.N. – 624302, India
Rural Energy Centre, The Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram, T.N. – 624302, India
Rural Energy Centre, The Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram, T.N. – 624302, India
Rural Energy Centre, The Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram, T.N. – 624302, India

 

Abstract: At present, solar photovoltaic research and its development is being propagated at a faster rate. However, the efficiency of the solar PV system has not been achieved to the required level. Also, several researchers have proved that during power production, the heat generated in the panel surface should be kept optimum for enhanced power output. This paper deals with the integrative approach (combined heat and power) to the pasteurisation of drinking water and enhanced electrical power output. Several researchers proved that by heating the water to 65°C is suitable for drinking. The experimental result revealed the batch of water can be easily arrived to 65°C from the convention solar thin film PV panel and concurrently the performance of the thin film PV panel is enhanced by cooling effect.

 

Keywords: solar panels; thin film panels; drinking water; pasteurisation; cooling effect; integrative approach; power reliability; water quality; rural households; solar enery; solar power; PV systems; photovoltaics; combined heat and power; CHP.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2016.10000288

 

Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy, 2016 Vol.12, No.4, pp.400 - 408

 

Available online: 28 Aug 2016

 

 

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