Task 60
Task 60
SHC Task 60

Application of PVT Collectors

Subtasks

The activities will be performed in 5 subtasks:

Subtask A: PVT systems in operation

  • A1. Inventory and information data sheet on existing PVT systems and solutions on the market
    • Identify market segments and examples of PVT systems in those segments (Housing, BIPV, Industrial, District heating, …)
    • Define reporting formats and Key Performance Indicators for PVT systems and applications in all market segments
    • Gather systems description and specifications
    • Gather and prepare monitoring data at least for 1 year on all examples
    • Classify the examples in term of quality of data (best, average, bad)
    • Build a data base of data for subtask C validation mission
  • A2. Comparison of systems with respect to technical and economical considerations (with Subtask D)
    • Project achievement
    • System Design principles both for PV and T
    • Industrial approach
    • Economical performance
    • Energy performances
    • Operating conditions
    • Stagnation risks
    • Maintenance Issues
    • Reports failures and barriers in the development of projects
    • Life cycle considerations
    • Recycling possibilities
  • A3. Comprehensive recommendations for improvements of future PVT systems
    • Provide recommendations for designing, operating and maintaining, monitoring of PVT systems
    • Provide a basis for the standardized comparison of systems
    • Provide recommendations for testing procedures

Subtask B: PVT Performance characterization

  • B1: Describe or develop standardized method for testing all kinds of PVT collectors (water, air, concentrated,…) and for reporting the characteristic curves, based on existing or new standards or data
  • B2: Consider equations and methods for testing day time and night time operations of PVT collectors and systems if necessary
  • B3: Develop definitions of PVT systems efficiency
  • B4: Design Guidelines
    • Make comprehensive recommendations to designers of PVT collectors based on observations during testing

Subtask C: PVT Performances in Hot Humid Climates

  • C1: Describe or develop standardized method for testing all kinds of PVT collectors (water, air, concentrated,…) and for reporting the characteristic curves, based on existing or new standards or data in hot humid climates
  • C2: Consider equations and methods for testing day time and night time operations of PVT collectors and systems if necessary
  • C3: Develop definitions of PVT systems efficiency
  • C4: Design Guidelines
    • Make comprehensive recommendations to designers of PVT collectors based on observations during testing

Subtask D: PVT Systems Modeling

  • D1: Numerical Simulation Tools for the simulation of PVT collectors based on Subtask B results
  • D2: Numerical Simulation Tools for the simulation of PVT systems based on Subtask B recommendations for definitions of efficiency
  • D3: Simulate existing PVT systems monitored in Subtask A and validate the tools
  • D4: Conduct sensitivity analyses on simulated systems to find and report optimal solutions, including control strategies
  • D5: Find most efficient systems in different market segments through simulations and conduct economical analysis if possible

Subtask E: PVT Systems design examples and dissemination and market support

  • E1: Define performance assessment methodology for PVT systems and all KPIs necessary and useful
  • E2: Use the methodology to assess PVT systems of Subtask A, with a relevant reference as benchmark
  • E3: Analyze best control strategies for PVT systems with economical boundaries (with Subtask D) and provide recommendations to the industry
  • E4: Prepare and manage industry workshops
  • E5: Prepare documentation for industry and market and disseminate documentation and task results along the course of the Task