Global prospects, challenges and progress of photovoltaic thermal system

Mostakim, Khodadad and Hasanuzzaman, M. (2022) Global prospects, challenges and progress of photovoltaic thermal system. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 53 (A). ISSN 2213-1388, DOI

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Solar photovoltaic-thermal system (PVT) enables the simultaneous conversion of solar radiation into electricity and heat. Various PVT systems have been developed over the last 30 years. The current article provides an extensive overview of PVT systems, an inspection of published research on these systems, and the technical (i.e., energy loss effects, weight-based problems, tracking systems, load distribution) and financial barriers (i.e., high upfront cost, payback period, and life cycle cost) are discussed. This paper mainly focuses on prospects, technical and economic challenges, and suggestions to overcome the challenges of solving energy crises using the PVT system. A comparative analysis has also been discussed based on the significant advantages, challenges, and the scope of the PVT future based on the roadmap. Results show that the glazed double pass PVT would be more beneficial with 50-60% efficiency at lower temperatures. On the other hand, water-air systems can be more efficient than water-only or air-only systems. Moreover, Water-cooled, air-cooled, or any PVT cooling system has lower LCC than other systems. A review of the PVT technologies can provide a base for the next generation of the PVT systems and helps policymakers to frame strategies aiming for clean technology and sustainable development.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy; Solar energy; Photovoltaic; Thermal energy; Photovoltaic/Thermal
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > UM Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2023 01:52
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 01:52

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