Volume 9 Issue 4 ( December 2022 )


Review of Hybrid Photovoltaic- Air Updraft Solar Application: Present and Proposed state Models

Hussein A. Jaffar, Ali A. Ismaeel, Ahlam Luaibi Shuraiji


Similar to any solar conversion application into electrical power, the photovoltaic panel performance is suffering from the high temperature and when it is mounted in hot-dry climates. One method to overcome these setbacks is to marry the PV panel with a solar air updraft system, which led to a decline in its temperature by upgrading the air mass flow facing the PV-panel. This paper presents a comprehensive review of the hybrid Photovoltaic- Air Updraft Solar models. The review presents and discusses the compounds and experimental and theoretical studies that were carried out on the existing PV- solar air updraft models. In addition, the paper proposed a new solar air updraft technique by coupling the PV panel with a swirling air generator. The proposed model is simple and more efficient than the conventional solar air updraft design, leading to higher PV panel cooling performance.

Keywords: Solar Artificial Vortex Engine, Solar radiation, Solar Air Updraft Technology, Hybrid Photovoltaic - Air Updraft.