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Volume 22, 2017International Conference on Advances in Energy Systems and Environmental Engineering (ASEE17)
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||07 November 2017|
A review of photovoltaic cells cooling techniques
1 Department of Energy Engineering, Technical College of Engineering, Duhok Polytechnic University (DPU), 61 Zakho Road, 1006 Mazi Qr, Duhok-Kurdistan Region, Iraq
2 School of Computing and Technology, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta North Cyprus
* Corresponding Author: firstname.lastname@example.org
This paper highlights different cooling techniques to reduce the operating temperature of the PV cells. This review paper focuses on the improvement of the performance of the small domestic use PV systems by keeping the temperature of the cells as low as possible and uniform. Different cooling techniques have been investigated experimentally and numerically the impact of the operating temperature of the cells on the electrical and thermal performance of the PV systems. The advantages and disadvantages of ribbed wall heat sink cooling, array air duct cooling installed beneath the PV panel, water spray cooling technique and back surface water cooling are examined in this paper to identify their effective impact on the PV panel performance. It was identified that the water spray cooling system has a proper impact on the PV panel performance. So the water cooling is one way to enhance the electrical efficiency of the PV panel.
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