Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Solar Photovoltaic Back Plate Cooling Using Passive Heatsink and Candle Wax as Phase Change Material

Authors(2) :-Eqwan M. R., Aiman Z. R.

Solar PV as a means of electricity generation has been widely adopted throughout the world, following its continuous cost reduction and international commitment to reduce production of Greenhouse Gases. However, the increment of operating temperature due to solar radiation and losses in absorption solar energy causes the performance of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to deteriorate. This study evaluates the effect of applying two different cooling methods on solar PV panels, using passive heatsink and candle wax as phase change material (PCM), specifically in Malaysia weather condition. The results show heat sink cooling method in overall decreases its performance and the PCM method shows increase in performance.

Authors and Affiliations

Eqwan M. R.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
Aiman Z. R.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia

Solar PV, panel cooling, heatsink, PCM

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 5 | July-August 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-08-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 410-417
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET173493
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Eqwan M. R., Aiman Z. R., " Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Solar Photovoltaic Back Plate Cooling Using Passive Heatsink and Candle Wax as Phase Change Material, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp.410-417, July-August-2017.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET173493

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