• FLORIN SĂFTOIU Universitatea Politehnica din Bucureşti
  • ALEXANDRU-MIHAIL MOREGA Universitatea Politehnica din Bucureşti


Photovoltaic panel, Single flow cooling system, Infrared irradiance, Joule effect, Numerical simulation


This study focuses on the heating of a PV panel subject to infrared irradiance and the electric load-related Joule effect, as reducing the temperature of the PV panel may increase the PV conversion efficiency. A water-circulated heat exchanger is provided on the back of the PV panel to minimize the hotspot temperature. The heat thus extracted out of the system may be further used in a secondary energy conversion system.


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Thermotechnique et thermoénergétique / Thermotechnics and Thermal Energy