Task 60
Task 60
SHC Task 60

Application of PVT Collectors

Project (Task) Highlights

Task 60 Highlights 2019
Task 60 Highlights 2019
January 2020 - PDF 0.24MB
Publisher: Task 60

The aim of SHC Task 60 is to assess existing PVT solutions and develop new system solutions principles in which the PVT technology offers advantages over the classic “side by side installations” of solar thermal collectors and PV modules. Best practices are not yet widespread for these systems, and so this international collaborative project will help to accelerate the market acceptance of PVT technologies.

Many parameters of a PVT installation must be assessed: heat production, electricity yield, global efficiency, qualitative indicators, user benefits, investment, energy and maintenance costs, and safety and reliability of operation. All of which will be assessed by SHC Task 60 participants as they apply to several typical PVT applications.
 

Task 60 Highlights 2018
Task 60 Highlights 2018
February 2019 - PDF 0.89MB
Publisher: Task 60

A solar PV/Thermal (PVT) collector produces both heat and electricity. Two recent developments in the heating industry are opening the door for PVT applications.

1. The strong and increasing interest in Building Integrated PV (BIPV) and Façade Integrated PV (FIPV) not only in office and industrial buildings, but also in residential buildings where electricity and heating and sometimes cooling is required.
2. The developments in heat pump technology create more possibilities to make use of the low exergy heat source of uncovered PVT collectors and reduce the energy cost for the user and the need for borehole storage.

The HVAC industry, however, is not fully aware of the possibilities and benefits of PVT solutions, and international standards are lacking, which creates less confidence for the final PVT customer.