Design and Development of Experimental Setup of Hybrid PV/Thermal Collector
Global Journal of Engineering Education
UNESCO * International Centre for Engineering Education
Place of Publication
A portable Hybrid Photovoltaic/Thermal (PV/T) solar collector experimental apparatus was designed and developed. The purpose of this instructional experimental apparatus is to demonstrate solar energy applications. In this article, the authors present an experimental apparatus that will help undergraduate mechanical engineering students in understanding the basic heat transfer processes, and thermodynamics concepts and principles. This is achieved by utilising real life applications, such as using Hybrid Photovoltaic/Thermal solar collector to convert solar energy to both electrical and thermal energy. The article presents the details of the design and construction of the experimental apparatus, as well as testing procedures and sample results.
Solar collector, Hybrid Photovoltaic/Thermal (PV/T), laboratory, design
S. D. Odeh and Hosni Abu-Mulaweh (2012).
Design and Development of Experimental Setup of Hybrid PV/Thermal Collector. Global Journal of Engineering Education.14 (2), 170-176. Australia: UNESCO * International Centre for Engineering Education.