Title: Energy and exergy analysis of semi-transparent hybrid photovoltaic thermal double pass facade

Authors: Deepali Kamthania; G.N. Tiwari

Addresses: Bharati Vidyapeeth's Institute of Computer Applications and Management, New Delhi 110063, India ' Center for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India

Abstract: In this paper an attempt has been made to analyse the performance of semi-transparent hybrid photovoltaic thermal double pass facades (HPVT-DPF) connected in series and parallel in terms of energy and exergy for four weather conditions of Srinagar. It is found that facades connected in series (case B) gives better results only in terms of thermal energy, whereas facades connected in parallel (case A) give good results both in terms of electrical and thermal energy generation. Hence case A is considered as the best configuration with 83.02% overall thermal efficiency and 14.07% of an overall exergy efficiency. Further, the performance of semi-transparent HPVT-DPF for case A have been analysed by considering various silicon and non-silicon-based PV modules and it is observed that heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer (HIT) is the best from both electrical and thermal point of view.

Keywords: hybrid photovoltaic thermal double pass facades; HPVT-DPF; solar energy; solar power; energy analysis; exergy analysis; thermal efficiency; exergy efficiency.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRET.2015.068594

International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, 2015 Vol.6 No.2, pp.119 - 141

Received: 22 Nov 2013
Accepted: 18 Jun 2014

Published online: 30 Mar 2015 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article