# Photovoltaic Thermal (PV/T) Hybrid Solar Panel

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Muhammad Yousaf on 21 Feb 2021
Answered: Joel Van Sickel on 8 Jul 2024
In the mentioned model of the H/PVT system in R2020b, can anyone help me that how the pump controls the flow of water?
Umar on 25 Jun 2024
Hi MY, In the H/PVT system, the pump plays a crucial role in regulating the flow of water. The pump controls the flow by increasing the pressure within the system, which in turn forces the water to move through the pipes at a desired rate. This is achieved by adjusting the speed or power of the pump, which directly impacts the pressure and flow rate of the water. To provide a more detailed explanation, let's consider an example: When the pump's speed is increased, it generates higher pressure within the system, causing more water to be pushed through the pipes. Conversely, reducing the pump's speed decreases pressure and subsequently slows down the flow of water. Furthermore, in R2020b, specific control algorithms may be utilized to optimize pump performance and maintain desired flow rates. These algorithms can monitor various parameters such as system pressure, temperature, and demand to adjust pump settings accordingly. It's essential to understand that proper pump control is essential for efficient operation of the H/PVT system, ensuring optimal performance and energy efficiency. By effectively managing the pump's operation, users can maintain consistent water flow rates and meet specific requirements for their application.

Joel Van Sickel on 8 Jul 2024
The pump is modelled behaviorally as a controlled mass flow source with an open loop repeating sequence definited by the equation: pumps.mdot_int*[0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0]. So the pump is on for 1/3 of the time at a period defined by this vector of seconds: [0, 3600*6, 3600*6+0.1, 3600*22, 3600*22+0.1, 3600*24].
It is a very simply control scheme with no feedback. The behavioral model means that the exact flow rate is achieved without an actual control loop. In a real system, you'd likely implement controls on the pump to achieve a similar result.

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