—This paper theoretically analyses and
experimentally investigates the performance of Solar
Photovoltaic driven thermoelectric cooler system for cold
storage application. Small cold storage box of 3 liter capacity
has been used for this investigation. The experimental setup has
been made and analyzed for its performance in the composite
climate of Delhi, India. Experimental results demonstrated that
this unit could maintain the temperature of 10-15 degree Celsius
inside the cold box. Moreover, energy and exergy analysis of the
PV-TEC system has been performed to identify and quantify the
irreversibilities occurring in the system. The performance of the
system depends on incoming solar insolation and the
temperature difference between the hot and cold sides for
thermoelectric cooler module. It is expected that the cooler have
potential for cold storage of food, vaccine and milk products in
remote areas where electric power supply is not available.
—Solar, thermoelectric cooler, cold storage.
S. C. Kaushik is with Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of
Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, Delhi-110016, India (e-mail:
S. Manikandan and Ranjana Hans are with the Centre for Energy Studies,
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, Delhi-110016, India
(e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: S. C. Kaushik, Ranjana Hans, and S. Manikandan, "Theoretical and Experimental Investigations on Solar Photovoltaic Driven Thermoelectric Cooler System for Cold Storage Application," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 615-620, 2016.