Photovoltaic/Thermal collector; Simulation model; System performance
A computer simulation model is presented for the analysis of a solar photovolta.ic/thermal (PVIT) hybrid
collector with air as heat transfer fluid and algorithm for making quantitative prediction regarding the performance of the system is described. Thermal efficiency curves for the solar PV/T hybrid collectors
corresponding to various type of absorbers have been derived. In order to appreciate the model,numerical calculations have been made for evaluating the system performance corresponding to typical climate of Delhi, India.