Photovoltaic-thermoelectric modules: a feasibility study

Attivissimo, F., Lanzolla, A. M. L., Passaghe, D., Paul, M. , Gregory, D. and Knox, A. (2014) Photovoltaic-thermoelectric modules: a feasibility study. In: 2014 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), Montevideo, Uruguay, 12-15 May 2014, pp. 659-664.

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In this paper a hybrid solar system made with photovoltaic cells and thermoelectric modules has been analyzed. The theoretical energy conversion and the performance parameters have been investigated and compared with respect to design and geographic location using a simulated model. In particular, the effects of the global radiance, of the ambient temperature and of the hours of sunshine on the power and energy production are assessed. The obtained results show that the advantages of the thermoelectric modules use are less significant when the locations considered are very distant from the equator.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Knox, Professor Andrew and Paul, Professor Manosh and Gregory, Professor Duncan
Authors: Attivissimo, F., Lanzolla, A. M. L., Passaghe, D., Paul, M., Gregory, D., and Knox, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
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