Prof. Miqdam Tariq Chaichan director of Energy and Renewable Energies Technology Center at university of Technology/Baghdad has published a scientific article that entitled
“Evaluation and comparison of different flow configurations PVT systems in Oman: a numerical and experimental investigation”
The article was published in Elsevier-Journal of Solar Energy (Scopus), Vol. 208 / 15 September 2020 with IF = 4.608
Summary about the research:
The present research work was evaluated three photovoltaic/thermal (PVT) systems with three variable collectors’ types (Direct, Web and Spiral) under Desertec climatic conditions and variable coolant mass flow rates. The aim behind doing so is to explore PVT systems suitable for Oman and GCC countries. Also, the present study had an insight on, the hybrid PVT design that is developed to estimate the electrical and thermal performance both on residential and commercial purposes. The focus is on the electrical performance variables such as current, voltage, power, and efficiency. However, the effect of temperature on the inlet, outlet, and solar cell for the three systems was investigated too and compared with conventional PV. Thus, numerical and experimental verification was done to compare the three PVT collectors. Finally, the numerical and experimental results of the studied systems were compared with the results of other studies published in the literature.