Energy Efficient Photovoltaic Systems using Thermoelectric Cooling System

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Vikas V. Kulkarni
Vandana A. Kulkarni


Dual thermoelectric-photovoltaic (TE-PV) systems are a type of solar energy technology that combines two different technologies to generate electricity by concentrating solar radiation. These systems use a solar concentrator to focus sunlight onto a photovoltaic cell and a thermoelectric generator. The aim of this paper is to develop a dual thermoelectric-photovoltaic system with a water-cooled heat sink to generate electricity from concentrated solar radiation through Fresnel lenses.In addition, the detailed design for the components that will be integrated into an experimental prototype of the dual system on a laboratory scale is carried out and its functionality is determined. Finally, its functionality is evaluated and achieved an estimated maximum power of 1.5 Watts.

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Kulkarni, V. V. ., & Kulkarni, V. A. . (2023). Energy Efficient Photovoltaic Systems using Thermoelectric Cooling System. International Journal on Recent and Innovation Trends in Computing and Communication, 11(5), 233–247.


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