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Thermal Design and Evaluation of Cooling Configuration of Solar Photovoltaic Panel

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  • Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur - 572103, Karnataka, India
  • Contra Volts Infotech Pvt. Ltd, Banglore - 560016, Karnataka, India

Abstract


A review on thermal design and evaluation of cooling configuration of solar Photovoltaic panel by using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) approach has been carried out. The temperature factor has major impact on PV panel efficiency in compare to other atmospheric factors and hence it has been studied. From literature survey it has been observed that, the module temperature of noon hours in a day will be high and cooling configurations has to be undertaken to cool PV panel temperature to the range of 30°C – 35°C (normal operating cell temperature) by using water as cooling medium since increasing temperature will results in reducing the efficiency by decreasing mobility of charge carriers.

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