Investigation of Energy Generation at Test System Designed by Use of Concentrated Photo-Voltaic Panel And Thermoelectric Modules

ACAR B. , Bas S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RENEWABLE ENERGY RESEARCH, cilt.8, ss.1859-1867, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1859-1867


Systems of concentrating solar energy (CPV) are photovoltaic systems that contain light-intensifying optical components. It is expected to increase performance of solar energy cell by improving sunlight intensity that falls on solar energy cell with these systems. A system of concentrating solar energy consists of a light-intensifying optical component, cell platform, also reciever, heat tank for thermal applications, main module body that consists these components as placed in approriate manner and sun tracking system. Each of these matters is still in need of research and development studies. In this study, concentrating solar system that is rarely prefered in practical use at area and thermoelectric generators were used together to develop a hybrid energy generating system. Thus, it has been researched the potential of energy generation as preferably less cost. Also, it has been determined that heat increase of water that is being used as cooling water can be evaluated in order to help thermal process and recovery as usable water due to potential of obtaining 30% of temperature increase from waste water. It has been found in study that concentrated solar energy cells can generate 15% more voltage and 60% more current than standard usage and three thermoelectric modules connected as series can generate average of 5,19 V of voltage and 0,47 A of current especially integrated to system on summers. On the other hand, it is predicted that this system will provide a light for similar studies because the system has no carbon emissions and sufficient energy efficiency.