In recent years, solar PV/T water collectors have been identified as one of the most promising hybrid devices. It is a combination of solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar flat plate collector (FPC) systems capable of generating electrical and thermal power simultaneously. This study presents a model which predicts solar PV/T collector power output using fuzzy logic techniques. A fuzzy logic model was established to predict power output of PV/T with respect to changes in input process and FPC output power. Membership functions were allocated in connection with each model input. Experimental tests conducted during the month of December 2016 are compared with the developed fuzzy model to verify predicted results. The results indicate an agreement between fuzzy model and experimental results with an accuracy of 94.38% and error of 5.62%.
Prediction of Solar Photovoltaic/Thermal Collector Power Output Using Fuzzy Logic
Contributed by the Solar Energy Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF SOLAR ENERGY ENGINEERING: INCLUDING WIND ENERGY AND BUILDING ENERGY CONSERVATION. Manuscript received November 29, 2017; final manuscript received June 25, 2018; published online July 24, 2018. Assoc. Editor: Gerardo Diaz.
Sridharan, M., Jayaprakash, G., Chandrasekar, M., Vigneshwar, P., Paramaguru, S., and Amarnath, K. (July 24, 2018). "Prediction of Solar Photovoltaic/Thermal Collector Power Output Using Fuzzy Logic." ASME. J. Sol. Energy Eng. December 2018; 140(6): 061013. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4040757
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