Application of Nanofluids for Photovoltaic Thermal (PVT) Collectors: A Review

Authors

  • Ahmad Fudholi Solar Energy Research Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi Selangor, Malaysia
  • Nur Farhana Mohd Razali Solar Energy Research Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mohd Hafidz Ruslan Solar Energy Research Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi Selangor, Malaysia
  • Kamaruzzaman Sopian Solar Energy Research Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi Selangor, Malaysia

Keywords:

fluid, thermal, electrical, power, solar

Abstract

Nanofluids have received considerable attention in the past decades. Nanofluid is produced by dispersing nanoparticles into a base fluid with a typical size of less than 100 nm in a liquid. Nanofluids have been proposed as a replacement for conventional cooling fluid because of their enhanced thermal properties. This review presents descriptions and previous works conducted on the performance analysis of nanofluid-based photovoltaic thermal (PVT) collectors. Results on the performance analyses of nanofluid-based PVT collectors are summarised. The use of nanofluid as a heat transfer fluid in PVT collectors shows enhanced performance. The performance of nanofluids-based PVT collector will increase in terms of overall efficiency compared with conventional fluids. Thus, small and compact nanofluid-based PVT collectors can be manufactured, thereby reducing the weight, energy and cost of manufacturing.

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Published

2021-01-06

How to Cite

Fudholi, A. ., Mohd Razali, N. F. ., Ruslan, M. H. ., & Sopian, K. . (2021). Application of Nanofluids for Photovoltaic Thermal (PVT) Collectors: A Review. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 74(1), 35–44. Retrieved from https://www.akademiabaru.com/submit/index.php/arfmts/article/view/3044

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