International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive Systems (IJPEDS)
Vol 9, No 3: September 2018

The Recovery of Energy from a Hybrid System to Improve the Performance of a Photovoltaic Cell

Abdelhak Lekbir (Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka)
Chin Kim Gan (Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka)
Mohd Ruddin Ab Ghani (Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka)
Tole Sutikno (Universitas Ahmad Dahlan)

Article Info

Publish Date
01 Sep 2018


The main objective of this work is to study a photovoltaic/thermoelectric hybrid generator system, ranging from characterisation of thermoelectric (TE) and photovoltaic (PV) modules basic elements of thermal and PV energy conversion into electrical energy through necessary modelling steps. The bibliographic study allows TE and PV generation to be positioned in the current context, by presenting their history and evolution. In some sectors, this technology has already matured. For example, in the space sector, the scientific activity seems to show an acceleration in hybrid systems development in the solar field. This research field remains completely open, as evidenced by the multiplicity of technological solutions implemented. A significant part of this work has been to develop generic energy models of various modules (PV and thermal) for a multi-source generator design, based on experimental tests and existing technologies. In addition, a methodology for sizing optimisation of such generator was proposed by considering surface or volume criteria, number of thermoelectric generator (TEG) modules and temperature gradient.

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Control & Systems Engineering Electrical & Electronics Engineering


International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive Systems (IJPEDS, ISSN: 2088-8694, a SCOPUS indexed Journal) is the official publication of the Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES). The scope of the journal includes all issues in the field of Power Electronics and drive systems. ...