In the present work a metal foam heat sink is presented, which is suitable for hybrid solar panels. The heat sink is designed to be placed in contact with a layer of photovoltaic cells, removing from them the heat resulting from the solar radiation. It is composed of an aluminum box containing an aluminum open-cell foam, through which a water flow is forced. Some preliminary measurements are presented. In particular the pressure drops between the inlet and outlet water plena and the global heat transfer effectiveness are shown under different conditions.

Performance evaluation of a metal foam heat sink for solar hybrid panels

Greppi, Matteo
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Fabbri, Giampietro
2019

Abstract

In the present work a metal foam heat sink is presented, which is suitable for hybrid solar panels. The heat sink is designed to be placed in contact with a layer of photovoltaic cells, removing from them the heat resulting from the solar radiation. It is composed of an aluminum box containing an aluminum open-cell foam, through which a water flow is forced. Some preliminary measurements are presented. In particular the pressure drops between the inlet and outlet water plena and the global heat transfer effectiveness are shown under different conditions.
2019
74TH ATI NATIONAL CONGRESS: Energy Conversion: Research, Innovation and Development for Industry and Territories
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Greppi, Matteo; Fabbri, Giampietro
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