Feasibility analysis for enhancement of output power of the PV panels by use of PCM (Phase Change Material) based cooling technique

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Authors :

Akshay Agarwal1*, Amay Tiwari2 and Avinash Pratap Singh3

Author Address :

1,2,3Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad 201206, India.

*Corresponding author.

Abstract :

In this paper, analysis has been done to enhance the power output from a regular Solar PV Panel, by placing a layer of PCM (Phase Change Material) behind the back sheet of the Solar PV Panel.
The power output (V-I Curve) for a regular Solar PV panel, without any thermal dissipation measures has been presented. Then the mathematical model in MATLAB software is made, which shows the effect of the atmospheric parameters (mostly temperature) on the power output of the PV Panel. Output current and voltage dependence, of a PV Panel, on temperature of that Panel has also been discussed and proved with the help of V-I graph. Hence the positive effect of applying the PCM layer on PV Panel is calculated in terms of power output increase, by increase in thermal dissipation, by the use of MATLAB/Simulink Model.

Keywords :

Enhancement of Power Output, Thermal dissipation, Mathematical Model.



Article Info :

Received : December 24, 2017; Accepted : January 21, 2018.



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