Thermo Physical Principles of Cogeneration Technology with Concentration of Solar Radiation

Nesterenkov P., Kharchenko V.

1st International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Optimization (ICO), Pattaya, Thailand, 4 - 05 October 2018, vol.866, pp.117-128 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 866
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-00979-3_12
  • City: Pattaya
  • Country: Thailand
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-128
  • Keywords: Photocells, Optical concentrator, Heat exchanger, Energy storage system
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper considers the thermo physical principles of cogeneration technology with the use of silicon photocells working with a low concentration of solar radiation. The efficiency of the technology is enhanced by the use of photocells at a relatively high temperature and cooling with liquid, which makes it possible to obtain high-potential heat and transmit it to the heat carrier in counter flow mode of the coolant. Transportation of heat energy to a stationary storage system is realized under the influence of the pressure head formed by the temperature gradient along the height of the circulation circuit. A mathematical model is proposed for calculating the thermal energy of linear photovoltaic modules, taking into account the experimentally determined electric efficiency of commercially available silicon photocells.