Task 60
Task 60
SHC Task 60

Application of PVT Collectors

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PV-Thermal collector area tops 1 million
PV-Thermal systems, which generate heat and electricity from the same collector, are gaining ever more traction: For the first time, they have now been included in the Solar Heat Worldwide report. Data supplied by 26 manufacturers from 11 countries indicates that more than 1 million m2 of PVT collector area has been sold globally so far.
Posted: 2019-06-24

Cost of PVT: how to calculate ?
A LCOH method to calcule the cost of energy from PVT systems
Posted: 2019-06-14

Task60 has held a webinar on PVT certification in March 2019
Posted: 2019-05-14

A PVT installation in Spain
Posted: 2019-03-29

The market requires simple plug-and-play solutions
Spanish-based supplier Endef is seeing increased demand for both its covered and uncovered PV-thermal systems produced in-house in Saragossa. Last year was the first in which the business installed devices at non-commercial buildings in Spain and implemented projects abroad.
Posted: 2019-02-22

Solar Award Nominations are Open
The Solar Heating and Cooling Award of the IEA SHC Programme celebrates the success of those working to increase the market impact of this renewable energy source.
Posted: 2019-02-15

A top scientific paper from Maria Herrando and al. on PVT collector optimal design
The paper is published in Science Direct: Herrando M, Ramos A, Zabalza I, Markides CN. A comprehensive assessment of alternative absorber-exchanger designs for hybrid PVT-water collectors. Appl Energy 2019;235:1583–1602. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.11.024 The paper deals with the design and optimisation of a PVT collector, and addreses: A 3-D FEM and CFD model to simulate a hybrid PV-Thermal collector (PVT) is developed. Several flat-box designs and materials for the absorber-exchanger are studied. Flow-channel size or material seem not critical within the range of investigation. Polymeric flat-box designs are expected to suffer lower strains than sheet and tube units. Weight and investment cost reductions are achieved with polymeric PVT designs.
Posted: 2019-01-20

PVT in South Africa
Posted: 2018-12-12

PVT and seasonal storage: innovative technologies in Spain
Local production of PVT panels and systems which achieve high solar fractions by using seasonal storage: This is the main objective of Spanish start-up company Abora, based in Saragossa. It has already installed several hot water PVT systems at multi-family houses, sports centres and nursing homes and a combined heating and cooling unit at a hotel in Gerona in the northeast of Spain.
Posted: 2018-11-18

Abora on solarthermalworld.org
ABORA systems are making market insights
Posted: 2018-11-15