Photovoltaic-thermoelectric modules: A feasibility study

F. Attivissimo, A. M.L. Lanzolla, D. Passaghe, M. Paul, D. Gregory, A. Knox

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Abstract

In this paper a hybrid solar system made with photovoltaic cells and thermoelectric modules has been analyzed. The theoretical energy conversion and the performance parameters have been investigated and compared with respect to design and geographic location using a simulated model. In particular, the effects of the global radiance, of the ambient temperature and of the hours of sunshine on the power and energy production are assessed. The obtained results show that the advantages of the thermoelectric modules use are less significant when the locations considered are very distant from the equator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
Subtitle of host publicationInstrumentation and Measurement for Sustainable Development, I2MTC 2014 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages659-664
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467363853
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference: Instrumentation and Measurement for Sustainable Development, I2MTC 2014 - Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: May 12 2014May 15 2014

Publication series

NameConference Record - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1091-5281

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference: Instrumentation and Measurement for Sustainable Development, I2MTC 2014
CountryUruguay
CityMontevideo
Period5/12/145/15/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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