International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences

ISSN: 2455-7749

A Novel Investigation and Comparative Study on Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal (BIPVT) System

Amit Kumar Dash
Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Sanjay Gairola
Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Sanjay Agrawal
School of Engineering and Technology, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, India.

Shweta Shukla
Department of Electrical Engineering, Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

DOI https://dx.doi.org/10.33889/IJMEMS.2019.4.2-038

Received on April 24, 2018
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Accepted on November 28, 2018

Abstract

An analysis of BIPVT system has been carried out in this paper based on arrays named as solar cell tile array and semi-transparent array. Previously comparisons and performance analysis were carried out for opaque and semitransparent system in non-optimized way but in the present case it has been optimized to get better results. As far as energy efficiency and exergy is concerned semitransparent PVT has an edge as compared to others in all respect. Semitransparent PVT has higher useful energy gain by 2.5 KWH as compared to SCT. Further the electrical and thermal efficiency has been derived and a conclusion has been made that semitransparent PV cell has an edge in all respects as compared to SCT. The electrical efficiency has been increased to 17.17% from the previous 16% and overall exergy to 18.4% from previous 17.1%. i.e. an overall growth of 6.8% and 7.6% respectively.

Keywords- SCT & semitransparent PVT array, Building integrated photovoltaic system (BIPVT), Photovoltaic (PV), Exergy.

Citation

Dash, A. K., Gairola, S., Agrawal, S., & Shukla, S. (2019). A Novel Investigation and Comparative Study on Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal (BIPVT) System. International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences, 4(2), 460-470. https://dx.doi.org/10.33889/IJMEMS.2019.4.2-038.

Conflict of Interest

The authors confirm that there is no conflict of interest to declare for this publication as the work is original.

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to express their sincere thanks to the referee and for their valuable suggestions towards the improvement of the paper. The authors are really thankful for the support from Basant Agarwal, C. S. Rajoria whose papers provided lots of information regarding design and make the proposed system possible. The Indian Meteorology Department (IMD), Pune has a major role in providing data related to temperature of different cities.

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