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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2009: 11th Conference of IBPSA

     

DEVELOPMENT OF AN AIR-BASED OPEN LOOP BUILDING-INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAIC/THERMAL SYSTEM MODEL

Luis Candanedo, William O'Brien, Andreas Athienitis

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26868/25222708.2009.0797-804
Abstract: This paper develops convective heat transfer coefficients for several different BIPV/T system configurations using Computational Fluid Dynamics models. The results for one of the CFD cases are validated with experimental data from a BIPV/T installation. The second part of the paper describes a model which is used to generate annual performance data for the system, including thermal and electrical energy production. Framing elements increase the turbulence which in turns increases the convective heat transfer coefficients. The optimal airspeed in the channel is a function of its length, weather conditions and the final required exit air temperature.
Pages: 797 - 804
Paper:
bs2009_0797_804