ISSN E 2409-2770
ISSN P 2521-2419

Modeling and Simulation of a Novel Module for Thermoelectric Power Generation from Solar Photovoltaic Panels

Vol. 6, Issue 06, PP. 212-216, June 2019


Keywords: Electricity, power generation, Seebeck effect, solar energy, solar panels

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Electricity is a basic need of humans in this modern era and plays a role of a backbone in our daily life as well as in the economic growth of a country. The efficiency of a power system is very important parameter which helps in analyzing its overall performance. So due to this reason effective and efficient utilization of solar energy is very important. Heat losses occurs in solar panels which reduces power output and hence overall efficiency is decreased. These heat losses can be utilized in such a way that works as waste heat recovery system. This system uses light and heat energy of the sun. When sunlight strikes the PN Junctions of solar PV panels, photovoltaic electricity is produced. Whereas, heat of sun and heat losses in the solar panels can be utilized and temperature difference is created by different means so as to generate electricity using thermoelectric cells (TEC) which works on the principle of Seebeck effect. Electricity generated from both sources can be common pooled and feed to the load either directly or it can be stored in batteries. This makes the system more effective and efficient.  

  1. Muhammad Suleman Malik, , University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar, Pakistan.
  2. Muhammad Naeem Arbab, , University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar, Pakistan.
  3. Bilal Mehmood, , University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar, Pakistan.
  4. Haseeb Aman, , University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar, Pakistan.
  5. Hayat ., , University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar Pir Jalal: University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar, Pakistan.

Muhammad Suleman Malik Muhammad Naeem Arbab Bilal Mehmood Haseeb Aman Hayat and Pir Jalal Modeling and Simulation of a Novel Module for Thermoelectric Power Generation from Solar Photovolt Vol. 6 Issue 06 PP. 212-216 June 2019 International Journal of Engineering Works

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