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This paper appears potential of use nanofluids as a working fluid with the photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) systems as
an alternative of the conventional liquids in improves the efficiency of the hybrid PV/T system. The review highlights
the impact of some parameters (base fluid, volume fraction, the concentration of nanoparticles, surfactants, shape,
and size of nanoparticles) on nanofluids' thermophysical properties and their effect on the PV/T system's efficiencies.
Hence, it discusses the PV/T behavior, which uses different nanofluids based on previous experimental, analytical,
and numerical studies. The review concluded that using nanofluid as a cooling fluid or spectral filter contributes by
enhancing the performance and increasing the PV/T system's efficiency. Thus, each type of nanofluids has certain
features that contribute to removing the PV cells' excess heat by cooling it, contributing to its work's stability, and
increasing its productivity. Nanofluids thermophysical properties play an intrinsic role by enhancing nanofluids' performance, thus positively reflecting on the PV/T system's performance. Despite the variation in the values of thermal
and electrical efficiency, Most of the studies that used nanofluids have achieved encouraging results that appeared
by improving the performance of PV/T systems.
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