Performance Assessment of Different Solar Energy Technologies Based on Energy and Exergy Analyses Method: A Review
International Journal of Sustainable Development Research
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2017, Pages: 63-76
Received: Sep. 20, 2017; Accepted: Nov. 6, 2017; Published: Nov. 30, 2017
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Muhammad Jamilu Ya’u, Mechanical Engineering Department, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
Usman Aminu, Mechanical Engineering Department, Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Nigeria
Mohammed Abdullahi Gele, Sokoto Energy Research Centre, Services Unit, Sokoto, Nigeria
Yerima Yusuf Ali, Mechanical Engineering Department, Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
Abdulkarim Mika’il Alhaji, Department of Physics, Federal University, Wukari, Nigeria
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Abstract
Renewable energy system usually refers to as an environmentally friendly energy system and most reliable and cost efficient one. Solar energy system is among the renewable energy system sourcing from sun that is freely available in nature. The utilization of renewable energy offers a wide range of exceptional benefits of human life, therefore its necessity for researchers to find ways of increasing the performance of the system in order to satisfy the human needs. In this work, a comprehensive review on performance assessment of different solar energy technologies using energy and exergy analysis approaches was carried out, and some important conclusions were drawn out. Some on the conclusions are energy efficiency for all the solar energy systems have been found to be greater than that of exergy efficiency and exergy analysis method is a very useful tool, especially on performance evaluation of solar energy systems.
Keywords
Exergy, Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Air Heater, Solar Cooker
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Muhammad Jamilu Ya’u, Usman Aminu, Mohammed Abdullahi Gele, Yerima Yusuf Ali, Abdulkarim Mika’il Alhaji, Performance Assessment of Different Solar Energy Technologies Based on Energy and Exergy Analyses Method: A Review, International Journal of Sustainable Development Research. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2017, pp. 63-76. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsdr.20170306.12
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