Seawater cooling of PV modules mounted on ships in Świnoujście/Poland harbour

Heliyon. 2022 Aug 10;8(8):e10078. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e10078. eCollection 2022 Aug.

ABSTRACT

New international marine regulations concerning sea transport indicate that one of the ways to meet them is the use of renewable energy sources (RES) on ships. The PV installation mounted on ships is one of solutions. Cooling of PV modules is a way to improve their capacity. The paper presents results of calculation on capacity of PV modules mounted on ships where seawater is used as cooling agent. The calculations were carried out for conditions prevailing in the harbour Świnoujście/Poland. The aim of this paper is to compare PV module’s power gain in six characteristic months (January to June) of the statistic year. Analysis of the results obtained for Świnoujście shows that application of seawater in cooling systems of PV modules on ships is justified only for spring and summer seasons.

PMID:36039132 | PMC:PMC9418205 | DOI:10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e10078

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