Study on conjugate heat transfer in a photovoltaic wall

Zuojin Zhu, Hongxing Yang, Rui Jiang, Qingsong Wu

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The results of experimental and theoretical investigation of conjugate heat transfer in a photovoltaic wall were reported. The photovoltaic wall is a prototype which is composed of two pieces of BP PV panels and a styrofoam board, and a part of light of radiation energy from the indoor lamps can be converted into electricity. Through experiments, the performance of such a photovoltaic wall was studied. For easy to treat heat radiation, a model of the integration of absolute temperature was proposed for the numerical simulation of the conjugate transfer in the test wall. By comparison, it was found that with regard to the heat radiation of lamp surface, good agreement between the results of simulation and experiments was obtained.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalTaiyangneng Xuebao/Acta Energiae Solaris Sinica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Conjugate heat transfer
  • Cumulative variable
  • Photovoltaic wall

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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