International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology (IJMET)

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Volume 9, Issue 6,June 2018, Pages 849-855, Page Count - 7

POWER MANAGEMENT OF THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR IN A PARABOLIC DISH SOLAR COLLECTOR

K. Barkavi (1) R Senthil (2)

(1) Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Main Campus (Deemed to be University), Kattankulathur, India.
(2) Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Main Campus (Deemed to be University), Kattankulathur, India.

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Cite this article:K. Barkavi,R Senthil,  Power Management Of Thermoelectric Generator In A Parabolic Dish Solar Collector, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology(IJMET), 2018, 9(6), PP.849-855

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Abstract

A parabolic dish solar collector is used to producing a medium temperature at the focus of the reflector. A thermoelectric module is attached to the focus plate and the hot and cold junction temperatures are maintained using phase change material on the source side and the forced circulation of water through the sink. The differential temperatures maintained across the thermoelectric module are 120°C, 150°C and 180°C by varying the fluid flow rate through the phase change material. Hence, a maximum power point tracking and voltage regulation are required to harvest the optimum energy. The overall solar to the electrical conversion efficiency of 2.7% is achieved and the salient points of operating TEG modules are discussed in this article.
Author Keywords
Parabolic dish Solar collector Thermoelectric module Solar receiver Phase change material Maximum power point tracking


ISSN Print: 0976-6340 ISSN Online: 0976-6359
Source Type: Journals Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Language: English DOI:
Abbreviated Journal Title: IJMET Access Type: Open Access
Publisher Name: IAEME Publication Resource Licence: CC BY-NC
Major Subject:Physical Sciences Subject Area classification: Energy
Subject area: Energy Engineering and Power Technology Source: SCOPEDATABASE

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