Performance Prediction of Hybrid Energy Harvesting Devices Using Machine Learning

Yoonbeom Park, Kyoungah Cho, Sangsig Kim

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Abstract

In this study, we used machine learning to predict the output power of hybrid energy devices (HEDs) comprising photovoltaic cells (PVCs) and thermoelectric generators (TEGs). For the five types of HEDs, eight different machine learning models were trained and tested with experimental data; the HED each had different interface materials between the PVCs and the TEGs. An artificial neural network (ANN) model, which is the most appropriate model, predicted the correlation between HED performance and interface material properties. The ANN model demonstrated that the output power of the HED with a carbon paste interface material at an irradiance of 1000 W/m2 was 2.6% higher than that of a PVC alone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11248-11254
Number of pages7
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume14
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Mar 9

Keywords

  • hybrid energy device
  • interface
  • machine learning
  • photovoltaic cell
  • thermoelectric generator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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