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Life cycle assessment (LCA) and energy modeling of a solar hybrid PV/T system

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posted on 2022-03-28, 12:26 authored by Ali Husain
The solar photovoltaic/thermal hybrid system is considered one of the most significant solar energy systems in terms of production and efficiency. The feature of this system is the production of electricity and heat simultaneously. This project aims to perform a life cycle assessment for a solar photovoltaic/hybrid system. Through this study it is possible to obtain the results of the environmental impact of this system. The second aim of this thesis is to simulate the hybrid PV/T system for Australia and other places in order to calculate the annual energy output of the system, such as thermal energy and electrical energy, in order to calculate the daily hot water and electricity consumption of the PV/T system and the overall efficiency of the system. This project also aims to investigate the performance of two types of solar hybrid PV/T collecttors, water-based PV/T collectors and air-based PV/T collectors.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Background and related work -- Chapter 3. Life cycle assessment (LCA) -- Chapter 4. Energy modelling and experimental modelling of PV/T system -- Chapter 5. Performance and design of solar PV/T collectors -- Chapter 6. Conclusions -- Chapter 7. Future work -- Chapter 8. Abbreviations -- Appendices -- List of references.


Bibliography: pages 137-145 Empirical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis bachelor honours


BSc (Hons), Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering

Department, Centre or School

School of Engineering

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Nazmul Huda


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