Experimental Investigation of the Optimum Angle for the Hybrid PV/T Collector
|Anbar Journal of Engineering Sciences|
|Article 1, Volume 13, Issue 1, May 2022, Pages 1-12 PDF (1.55 M)|
|Document Type: Research Paper|
|Zuhair D. Mohammed1; Saad M. Jalil* 2|
|1Municipalities Directorate of Anbar, Fallujah, Iraq|
|2Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Anbar , Anbar, Iraq|
|In this article, an experimental study of the single-pass hybrid (PV/T) collector is conducted in the climatic conditions of Fallujah city, where the experimental results are compared with a previous research to validate the results. The effect of changing the angle of inclination of the hybrid collector (PV/T) and its effect on the electrical power in the range (20°-50°) is studied. The optimum angle of the collector is found to be 30°, which gives a maximum electrical power of 58.8 W at average solar radiation of 734.35 W/m2. In another experimental study with different air flow rates ranged from 0.04 kg/s to 0163 kg/s, where it is found that the maximum electrical power of 57.66 W at an air flow rate of 0.135 kg/s, while the maximum thermal efficiency reaches 33.53% at an air flow of 0.163 kg/s at average solar radiation of 786 W/m2.|
|electrical power; optimum inclination angle; PV/T collector; thermal efficiency|
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