Unformatted text preview: ltaic module. PV modules convert solar radiation
into electricity with peak efficiencies in the range of 5-20%. The purpose of the absorber
plate is in twofold. It cools the PV module and thus improves its electrical performance
and secondly to collect the thermal energy produced, which would have otherwise been
lost as heat to the environment.
There are two types of PV/T collectors used. One of which is flat plate and the other is
concentrating collector. Flat Plate PV/T collectors look very similar to the well-known
flat plate thermal collectors. The only significant difference between flat plate PV/T
collectors and flat plate thermal collectors is the PV panel, which is attached on the top of
the metallic ab...
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- Fall '13
- Solar cell, solar cells, amorphous silicon, flat plate, pv modules