Hybrid photovoltaic/daylighting module for greenhouse environmental control

Shelby Vorndran, Juan Russo, Yuechen Wu, Raymond Kostuk

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Abstract

A hybrid photovoltaic/illumination rooftop module is proposed for greenhouse environmental control. The design counterbalances seasonal irradiance and temperature extremes while simultaneously generating renewable energy. Oneaxis tracking is used to increase photovoltaic collection. The tracking system also provides a seasonal variation of shading and ventilation to control temperature in the greenhouse. A faceted illumination structure is added to the module, which modifies irradiance by changing the solar angle. Irradiance in the greenhouse is simulated throughout the year for a particular site latitude and facet angle. Adjustments in the design can be made to customize the rooftop for a specific site location, illumination range, and irradiance uniformity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNonimaging Optics
Subtitle of host publicationEfficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration X
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2013
EventNonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration X - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 25 2013Aug 26 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8834
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherNonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration X
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/25/138/26/13

Keywords

  • Daylighting
  • Environmental control
  • Greenhouse illumination
  • Irradiance uniformity
  • Photovoltaic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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