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Performance Comparison on Glazed and Unglazed Solar PV/T Water Collectors


Sridharan M , Saranathan College of Engineering; M. Manikandan, Saranathan College of Engineering; D. S. Vidhyasagar, Saranathan College of Engineering; A. J. Infant Jegan Rakesh, Saranathan College of Engineering


Solar, PV/T, Glazed, Unglazed, Lower Half, Upper Half


Simultaneous generation of electrical and thermal energy from a solar based device known as Solar PV/T. Now a day’s many researchers are focusing on performance improvement of such PV/T. In this work performance variation of single PV/T were experimented in terms of glazed and unglazed. Experiments conducted in terms of four different cases and results were compared. Experimental result shows that efficiency of lower half covered PV/T is greater than upper half covered PV/T. Similarly efficiency unglazed PV/T system is greater than glazed PV/T system. Experimental results suggested glazed system during off summer season and unglazed system during summer season.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I50286
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 5
Publication Date: 01/08/2017
Page(s): 457-461

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