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Model for geometry optimisation of thermoelectric devices in a hybrid PV/TE system

Hashim, Hasan, Bomphrey, J. J. and Min, Gao 2016. Model for geometry optimisation of thermoelectric devices in a hybrid PV/TE system. Renewable Energy 87 (1) , pp. 458-463. 10.1016/j.renene.2015.10.029

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Abstract

A model for the geometry optimisation of thermoelectric devices in a hybrid photovoltaic - thermoelectric (PV/TE) system is presented. The model can be used to determine the optimal geometry of thermoelectric modules at which the maximum power output is achieved. The results of simulation using this model shows that an increase in both the overall power output and conversion efficiency may be achieved by incorporating a thermoelectric generator (TEG) to harvest waste heat from photovoltaic cell. In addition, the results demonstrate that the geometry optimisation also needs to consider the “trade-off” between achieving a large power output and minimising the consumption of thermoelectric materials.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0960-1481
Funders: EU
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 18 October 2015
Last Modified: 22 May 2019 13:59
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/82187

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