Task 60
Task 60
SHC Task 60

Application of PVT Collectors

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

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Task 60 - PVT SystemsThis 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

Mr. Jean-Christophe Hadorn
+41 79 210 57 06

What's New
  • March 25 2020 - A SHC ISES webinar on PVT systems ! - Task 60 experts will give a Webinar on PVT on March 2020 on internet. Exact time and how to attend will be communicated as soon as possible. Check also the ISES web site on Webinars ! There are other interesting topics discussed and the Webinars can also be seen online after the date. (Posted: 2020-01-29)
  • A solar PVT DHW system studied in DK - The performance of the system was assessed using selected key performance indicators. A parametric analysis was performed identifying component sizes that improved the system’s performance. The improved system produced 55% more electricity, had 23% lower electric consumption and wasted 11% less heat by minimizing heat losses compared to the demonstration system. The improved system had a solar thermal fraction of 0.58, a solar electrical fraction of 1.51 and a renewable energy fraction of 0.75. (Posted: 2020-01-29)
  • Solar World Congress : A keynote speech on PVT by Korbinian Kramer - On Nov. 4 2019 in Santiago de Chile at the Solar World congress and also SHC 2019 conference, Korbinian our Subtask B leader, gave a talk on PVT. This is a clear sign that PVT is taking more importance on the international scene.You will find his presentation in the proceedings of the congresse here: http://shc2019.org/proceedings (Posted: 2019-12-20)