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.