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Evaluation of a Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Thermal (PVT) Collector prototype
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy Technology.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This Master thesis, in collaboration with Morgonsol Väst AB, was completed as a part of the Solar Energy engineering program at Dalarna University. It analyses the electrical and thermal performance of a prototype PVT collector developed by Morgonsol Väst AB. By following the standards EN 12975 and EN ISO 9806 as guides, the thermal tests of the collector were completed at the facility in Borlänge. The electrical performance of the PVT collector was evaluated by comparing it to a reference PV panel fitted next to it. The result from the tests shows an improved electrical performance of the PVT collector caused by the cooling and a thermal performance described by the linear efficiency curve ηth=0.53-21.6(Tm-Ta/G). The experimental work in this thesis is an initial study of the prototype PVT collector that will supply Morgonsol Väst with important data for future development and research of the product.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Keyword [en]
Solar energy, PVT, Solar hybrid, Solar cell, PV, Solar thermal, Solar collector, Photovoltaic, PV/T, Renewable energy
Keyword [sv]
Solenergi, Solhybrid, Förnybar energi, Solkraft, Solcell
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Energy Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-24061OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-24061DiVA: diva2:1070893
External cooperation
Morgonsol Väst AB
Available from: 2017-02-02 Created: 2017-02-02 Last updated: 2017-02-02Bibliographically approved

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