A 2D heat transfer model of a hybrid photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) system has been created. This paper investigates the impact of ideal filters to best accommodate for a nonuniform PV temperature along the length of the receiver. The proposed configuration consists of a GaAs cell laminated to an aluminum extrusion. The working fluid, a transparent high-temperature heat transfer fluid with suspended nanoparticles, flows through the hollow extrusion where it cools the PV cell before it is redirected in front of the cell acting as an optical filter. The model accounts for PV cell efficiency, temperature, and bandgap dependence, the details often neglected in prior works.

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