Thermal Modeling and Design Optimisation of Compact Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Facades for Application at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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dc.contributor.author Madadnia, Jafar en_US
dc.contributor.editor JP Meyer en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:09:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:09:29Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2010000782 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Madadnia Jafar 2010, 'Thermal Modeling and Design Optimisation of Compact Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Facades for Application at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)', , HEFAT, Antalya, Turkey, , pp. 185-191. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-1-86854-818-7 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/16475
dc.description.abstract Thermal models and correlations for the convection heat transfer coefficients are mainly for isothermal or constant heat flux surfaces and can result in discrepancies of up to 50% in the prediction of surface temperatures or heat fluxes on Photovoltaic (PV) panels. An experimental investigation was conducted to develop the thermal models and correlations for natural convection on a vertical PV module with nonisothermal surfaces. The paper also reports on the PV configuration with the maximum electric efficiency and natural convection cooling. A proximity mobile probe with two K-type thermocouples was developed to measure simultaneously local surface and air temperatures on the PV surface at a fixed distance. Thermocouples, anemometers, voltmeter, ampere-meter and Lux-meter were interfaced to a computer and sampled at a rate of 6 samples per minute (one every 10 second). The electric energy conversion efficiency and the natural convection cooling were quantified for the dimensionless channel spacing of s/h=0.015, 0.0.3, 0.045, 0.06 and 0.075 on a PV with a single glazing. An optimum configuration for a PV with single-glazing and the channel spacing of s/h=0.06 was selected for its maximum efficiency and natural convection cooling and proposed to be retrofitted on the existing UTS buildings. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher HEFAT en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon N/A en_US
dc.title Thermal Modeling and Design Optimisation of Compact Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Facades for Application at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) en_US
dc.parent Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (HEFAT2010) en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Antalya, Turkey en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 185 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 191 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Elec, Mech and Mechatronic Systems en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 090600 en_US
dc.personcode 940739 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Other Technology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics en_US
dc.date.activity 20100719 en_US
dc.location.activity Antalya, Turkey en_US
dc.description.keywords Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV), Multitask Sustainable University Building & Energy Efficiency en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 940739 en_US


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