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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2015, Article ID 321829, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/321829
Research Article

Numerical and Experimental Study on Energy Performance of Photovoltaic-Heat Pipe Solar Collector in Northern China

School of Environment and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing 100044, China

Received 15 December 2014; Revised 4 March 2015; Accepted 9 March 2015

Academic Editor: Yuehong Su

Copyright © 2015 Hongbing Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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