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PVT air collector integrated greenhouse dryers
, S. Agrawal, G.N. Tiwari
Published in Elsevier Ltd
Volume: 90
Pages: 142 - 159
The development of cleaner and renewable energy sources are necessary so that fossil fuel dependency and global warming can be reduced. Present communication is an attempt to explore the available literature on Photovoltaic Thermal (PVT) air collectors and PVT air collector integrated greenhouse drying system. Solar drying is one of the best method to preserve crops for a long time. In developing and under developed countries; per capita electricity production is low; therefore the electricity uses for heating purpose cannot be economically and environmentally justified option. In previous studies, it was found that forced drying is better in terms of controlling drying parameters and PVT air collector is better than standalone PV module in terms of energy storage. In present review paper, combination of PVT air collector and drying system has been discussed. Moreover, thermal modelling of PVT air collector integrated greenhouse drying system has been presented in detail. Average thermal efficiency, electrical efficiency and overall thermal efficiency for PVT air collector are found to be 26.68%, 11.26% and 56.30% respectively at 0.01 kg/s mass flow rate of air. This review paper may be very helpful for researchers and scientists to develop thermal models for different hybrid solar systems. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
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