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Experimental study and exergy analysis of photovoltaic-thermoelectric with flat plate micro- channel heat pipe (2020)
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Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., Zhou, J., Ma, X., & Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y. (in press). Experimental study and exergy analysis of photovoltaic-thermoelectric with flat plate micro- channel heat pipe. Energy Conversion and Management,

Effective cooling of the photovoltaic can enhance electrical conversion efficiency of a photovoltaic system. The combination of photovoltaic and thermoelectric generator provides unique advantages because of their complementary characteristics. In ad... Read More about Experimental study and exergy analysis of photovoltaic-thermoelectric with flat plate micro- channel heat pipe.

Operational performance of a novel fast-responsive heat storage/exchanging unit (HSEU) for solar heating systems (2019)
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Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Li, J., Cheng, Y., Zhou, J., Yu, M., …Myers, S. (2019). Operational performance of a novel fast-responsive heat storage/exchanging unit (HSEU) for solar heating systems. Renewable energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.11.007

In order for a solar heating system to provide heat immediately after sunrise, a fast response is needed to the heat demand of a serviced space. The majority of existing solar heating systems have a slow response time due to the large volume of water... Read More about Operational performance of a novel fast-responsive heat storage/exchanging unit (HSEU) for solar heating systems.

Assessment of the cost reduction potential of a novel loop-heat-pipe solar photovoltaic/thermal system by employing the distributed parameter model (2019)
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Ren, X., Yu, M., Zhao, X., Li, J., Zheng, S., Chen, F., …Ji, J. (2019). Assessment of the cost reduction potential of a novel loop-heat-pipe solar photovoltaic/thermal system by employing the distributed parameter model. Energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.116338

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd A novel micro-channel loop-heat-pipe solar photovoltaic/thermal (LHP- PV/T) system is developed employing the co-axial tubular heat exchanger as the condenser and upper-end liquid header with tiny holes as the liquid feeder. The d... Read More about Assessment of the cost reduction potential of a novel loop-heat-pipe solar photovoltaic/thermal system by employing the distributed parameter model.

Analytical and experimental study of an innovative multiple-throughout-flowing micro-channel-panels-array for a solar-powered rural house space heating system (2019)
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Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Li, G., Cheng, Y., Zhou, J., Yu, M., …Ma, X. (2019). Analytical and experimental study of an innovative multiple-throughout-flowing micro-channel-panels-array for a solar-powered rural house space heating system. Energy, 171, 566-580. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.01.049

This paper presents a combined analytical and experimental study of an innovative multiple-throughout-flowing micro-channel-panels-array applicable to a solar-powered rural house space heating system. This array, compared to the traditional one-to-on... Read More about Analytical and experimental study of an innovative multiple-throughout-flowing micro-channel-panels-array for a solar-powered rural house space heating system.

Energy performance analysis of a novel solar PVT loop heat pipe employing a microchannel heat pipe evaporator and a PCM triple heat exchanger (2018)
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Diallo, T. M., Yu, M., Zhou, J., Zhao, X., Shittu, S., Li, G., …Hardy, D. (2019). Energy performance analysis of a novel solar PVT loop heat pipe employing a microchannel heat pipe evaporator and a PCM triple heat exchanger. Energy, 167, 866-888. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.10.192

This study presents a numerical analysis of the energy efficiency for a novel solar PVT Loop Heat Pipe (PVT-LHP) employing a novel Micro-channel evaporator and a novel PCM heat storage exchanger. It presents a description of the different sub-models... Read More about Energy performance analysis of a novel solar PVT loop heat pipe employing a microchannel heat pipe evaporator and a PCM triple heat exchanger.