### Abstract

Free standing photovoltaic module(s) were investigated, how the flow field and the heat transfer coefficients arise in this case. Free standing modules are used in many cases where big arrays are planted, and its very similar to modules mounted on large flat roofs. The efficiency of photovoltaic (PV) devices is decreasing as the modules temperature increasing thanks to that part of the solar irradiance which is not converted into electricity. The placement of the PV modules has a big affect on the natural cooling, due to wind flow-around and the buoyancy driven flows. The effect of the environmental parameters (temperature, irradiation, wind) on the performance on one type of PV module with dimensions 1245 × 637 × 10 mm in terms of the cell temperature and heat transfer coefficient has been determined numerically. In view of the flow field and the heat transfer, which was calculated numerically, the heat transfer coefficients can be determined. Five inflow rates were set up to let the trend of the heat transfer coefficient know, while this function can be used for the Matlab/Simulink model. It has been found that under a constant solar heat gain, the air velocity around the modules is increasing, proportionately to the wind velocities, and as result the heat transfer coefficient increases linearly, and can be described by a function.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology |

Publication status | Published - 2010 |

Event | 7th International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology, ECT 2010 - Valencia, Spain Duration: Sep 14 2010 → Sep 17 2010 |

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Other | 7th International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology, ECT 2010 |
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Country | Spain |

City | Valencia |

Period | 9/14/10 → 9/17/10 |

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### Keywords

- Computational fluid dynamics
- Heat transfer
- Heatflow network
- Photovoltaic
- Solar heat gain

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Computer Science(all)

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*Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology*

**Numerical determination of the heat transfer of free standing solar modules.** / Haber, I. E.; Farkas, I.

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*Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology.*7th International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology, ECT 2010, Valencia, Spain, 9/14/10.

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AB - Free standing photovoltaic module(s) were investigated, how the flow field and the heat transfer coefficients arise in this case. Free standing modules are used in many cases where big arrays are planted, and its very similar to modules mounted on large flat roofs. The efficiency of photovoltaic (PV) devices is decreasing as the modules temperature increasing thanks to that part of the solar irradiance which is not converted into electricity. The placement of the PV modules has a big affect on the natural cooling, due to wind flow-around and the buoyancy driven flows. The effect of the environmental parameters (temperature, irradiation, wind) on the performance on one type of PV module with dimensions 1245 × 637 × 10 mm in terms of the cell temperature and heat transfer coefficient has been determined numerically. In view of the flow field and the heat transfer, which was calculated numerically, the heat transfer coefficients can be determined. Five inflow rates were set up to let the trend of the heat transfer coefficient know, while this function can be used for the Matlab/Simulink model. It has been found that under a constant solar heat gain, the air velocity around the modules is increasing, proportionately to the wind velocities, and as result the heat transfer coefficient increases linearly, and can be described by a function.

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KW - Heatflow network

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KW - Solar heat gain

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