Modelling and Simulation of Performance of Nanofluids in PV-Thermal Solar Panel Collectors

January 31, 2019


A numerical mathematical model has been developed to predict the performance of Nano fluids in Photovoltaic-Thermalsolar collectors. The model is based upon energy conservation equations for nanofluids flow and heat transfer mechanisms for different nanofluids. The thermal dynamic behavior of the PV-Thermal solar collectors and heat transfer fluid has been studied numerically and analyzed under different nanofluid particles concentrations and different conditions. Comparisons  were made against literature  data for validation purposes of the predictive model. The model fairly predicted nanofluids conditions and compared well existing data on the subject.


PV-Thermal solar panels, nanofluids, dynamic thermal behavior, numerical model, simulation, validation


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S. Sami

  • Research Center for Renewable Energy Catholic University of Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador, TransPacific Energy, Inc, NV, 89183, US
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