Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1186/s42834-019-0040-5
Title: Performance study and economic analysis of photo-voltaic thermal system under real-life thermal loads in tropical climate
Authors: Somasundaram, S. 
Tay, A.A.O. 
Keywords: PVT
Solar thermal
Test bedding
Tropical weather
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd
Citation: Somasundaram, S., Tay, A.A.O. (2019). Performance study and economic analysis of photo-voltaic thermal system under real-life thermal loads in tropical climate. Sustainable Environment Research 1 (1) : 34. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1186/s42834-019-0040-5
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: The paper describes the implementation of a photo-voltaic thermal (PVT) system for a student hostel located in Singapore to cater for hot water requirements of the hostel and a part of electricity requirement. Real-time data monitoring was carried out by extensive instrumentation and data logging. Two different types of PVT collectors (glazed and unglazed) were used. Experimental results of performance of the individual collector arrays (thermal and photo-voltaic efficiency) along with the system overall efficiency are reported for a one-year period. Finally, an economic analysis of a typical PVT system for tropical climates is carried out and results are presented in the form of internal rate of return, net present value and payback period. PVT appears as a favourable technology in space starved areas like urban cities. © The Author(s).
Source Title: Sustainable Environment Research
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/213721
ISSN: 24682039
DOI: 10.1186/s42834-019-0040-5
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications
Elements

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormatAccess SettingsVersion 
10_1186_s42834-019-0040-5.pdf1.76 MBAdobe PDF

OPEN

NoneView/Download

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

6
checked on Jan 26, 2023

Page view(s)

76
checked on Jan 26, 2023

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons