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Application of computational fluids dynamics in the flow on photovoltaic panels
Author(s): K. Bittencourt Mendes Leitão; André L. T. Rezende; Neelkanth G. Dhere
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this study is the numerical simulation of wind flow over solar photovoltaic panels. Nowadays there are 132 schools in Florida using solar energy in their buildings. Due to strong winds and hurricanes in that region is needed to determine the aerodynamic efforts from the flow of wind on photovoltaic panels to design with efficiency protectors and supporters to protect the panels. Thus this work proposes a 2D numerical simulation in steady state through the medium of Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) equations. The turbulence closure model used is the SST k-w.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10370, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems X, 103700I (23 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2275150
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K. Bittencourt Mendes Leitão, Univ. Veiga de Almeida (Brazil)
André L. T. Rezende, Instituto Militar de Engenharia (Brazil)
Neelkanth G. Dhere, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10370:
Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems X
Neelkanth G. Dhere; Keiichiro Sakurai; Michael D. Kempe, Editor(s)

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