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The aim of the work presented in this paper is to put the PV module as a physical system in a global energy perspective, in order to assess accurate insight into the different heat exchange processes when the PV module is integrated into the built environment or a PV hybrid device. The energy flows are presented in detail for its radiative, convective and conductive parts and are discussed in the frame of the physical boundaries of the integrated PV module.

A theoretical model has been developed that has been successfully validated using data from laboratory and field measurements. .

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Authors: BLOEM J.J, JRC, Environment Institute, Renewable Energies Unit, Ispra (IT);VAN DIJK R, JRC, Environment Institute, Renewable Energies Unit, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at the: 16th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. Organised by: WIP-Meunchen. Held in: Glasgow (Scotland), 1-5 May, 2000
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