Nanofluid Based Solar Energy Harvester

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1. Technology Overview

The present invention introduces a solar energy harvester for utilizing incident sunlight. A thermal nanofluid is adapted to flow in a coolant channel that cools a metal plate adjacent to a photovoltaic cell. The thermal nanofluid [44] is made of nanomaterial particles in thermal energy carrier fluid with volume fraction of 0.5-1.3 %. An optical nanofluid is adapted to flow in a filter channel [30] above photovoltaic cell.The optical nanofluid is made of nanomaterial particles with volume fraction of 0.0001-0.0040%. The filter channel does not use the same fluid as coolant channel. A new configuration of solar energy harvester using two separated and different nanofluid is proposed.

  • UMCIC File Number: 603/1134
  • Patent: PPI 2016 701779
  • Patent status: Pending
  • Malaysia patent: Nanofluid Based Solar Energy Harvester
  • This technology is currently available for licensing and commercialisation.

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