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Conceptual development of a novel photovoltaic-thermoelectric system and preliminary economic analysis

Li, Guiqiang; Zhao, Xudong; Ji, Jie

Authors

Jie Ji



Abstract

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd Photovoltaic-thermoelectric (PV-TE) hybrid system is one typical electrical production based on the solar wide-band spectral absorption. However the PV-TE system appears to be economically unfeasible owing to the significantly higher cost and lower power output. In order to overcome this disadvantage, a novel PV-TE system based on the flat plate micro-channel heat pipe was proposed in this paper. The mathematic model was built and the performance under different ambient conditions was analyzed. In addition, the annual performance and the preliminary economic analysis of the new PV-TE system was also made to compare to the conventional PV system. The results showed that the new PV-TE has a higher electrical output and economic performance.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 15, 2016
Journal Energy conversion and management
Print ISSN 0196-8904
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 126
Pages 935-943
APA6 Citation Li, G., Zhao, X., & Ji, J. (2016). Conceptual development of a novel photovoltaic-thermoelectric system and preliminary economic analysis. Energy Conversion and Management, 126, 935-943 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2016.08.074
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2016.08.074
Keywords Photovoltaic-thermoelectric; Micro-channel heat pipe; Mathematic model; Economic analysis
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0196890416307488
Additional Information Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Energy conversion and management, 2016, v.126.

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