E3S Web Conf.
Volume 64, 20182018 3rd International Conference on Power and Renewable Energy
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Solar Energy Development and Utilization|
|Published online||27 November 2018|
Carbon-Nanotube Based Thermoelectrical Paste for Enhancing Solar Cell Effciency
1 Centre for Emerging Learning Technologies (CELT), The British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt
2 Engineering Physics and Mathematics Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
A super-passive cooling technique based on a thermal paste is proposed for PV efficiency enhancement in elevated temperature conditions. A mixture between carbon nanotubes and graphene having a promising Seebeck coefficient is chosen. An overall enhancement in efficiency by around 58% was reached while thermoelectrically supplying hundreds of micro-Watt per PV Watt.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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