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Thermo-Photo-Voltaic device. Thermo-Photo-Voltaic device - Working principle. Electricity from combustion of fuel Used in co-generation of electricity from burner based heaters. Flame heated emitter. Photo-Voltaic cells (modified solar cells). Water cooling of PV-cells. TPV-device.
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Thermo-Photo-Voltaic device- Working principle • Electricity from combustion of fuel • Used in co-generation of electricity from burner based heaters
Flame heated emitter Photo-Voltaic cells (modified solar cells) Water cooling of PV-cells TPV-device • A Research Prototype (Paul Sherrer Institute) • Optimize mirrors and operating temp.
Emitter Mirrors PV-cells (water cooled) Insulation TPV-device – Modeling • General Heat Transfer Application • Conduction • Surface-to-Surface radiation, with shadowing • Cooling: h-parameters
TPV-device – Results • Surface irradiation varies due to mirrors! Optimize geometry/design
TPV-device – Results • Find optimal operating temperature of flame => maximize electric power • The figure shows the electrical output power and cell temperature at various flame temperatures