Task 60
Task 60
SHC Task 60

Application of PVT Collectors

PVT Systems: Application of PVT Collectors and New Solutions in HVAC Systems

This Task will focus on the application of PVT collectors with the aim to assess existing solutions and to develop new system solution principles in which the PVT technology really offers advantages over the classical “side by side installations” of solar thermal collectors and PV modules. Energy  production, competitive cost, safety and reliability of systems are therefore in the scope of the Task. The objectives of the Task are to: 

  1. Provide an overview on the present (2018-2020) state-of-theart of the PVT technology worldwide.
  2. Gather the results and the operating experience made with the systems in which PVT collectors are integrated. 
  3. Improve the testing, modeling and adequate technical characterization of PVT collectors in order to enhance (and simplify) the correct inclusion of the PVT technology in simulation programs and planning tools. 
  4. Address all types of PVT collectors since the current markets have made no clear choices.
  5. Find more typical PVT solutions beside the two applications which are well known, i. e. regeneration of bore-hole storages and pre-heating of DHW for multi-family houses.
  6. Explore potential cost reductions in the balance of systems, i.e. piping technology and materials, hydraulics, controls etc.
  7. Increase awareness of PVT. 
  8. Support the re-start of the PVT industry
Task Information

January 2018December 2020

Jean-Christophe Hadorn
+41 79 210 57 06

What's New
  • International Seminar on the Status of PVT Systems - We would like to invite you to the seminar on the current status of PVT collectors and systems, taking place in Freiburg on May 16th prior to the first experts´ meeting of IEA SHC Task 60. (Posted: 2018-03-22)
  • PVT Workshop May 16 2018 in Freiburg Germany (Posted: 2018-02-24)
  • French PVT market is picking up - The IEA’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme will create its own international research platform on PVT systems in January 2018. Researchers and industry representatives from 13 countries so far will then start evaluating new PVT systems for HVAC solutions. (Posted: 2017-12-21)