PVT Systems: Heat or Electricity From Solar – Why Only One When You Can Have Both?
July 2021 - PDF 1.34MB
By: Jean-Christophe Hadorn
Editor: Pamela Murphy
Publisher: IEA SHC

A solar PV/Thermal (PVT) collector produces both heat and electricity thanks to a combination of a PV panel and a solar thermal collector or absorber. IEA SHC Task 60: PVT Systems investigated the possible concepts for the last three years with a group of experts from research laboratories and solar industries. The end results, good examples of different types of installations around the world, simulation models, key performance indicators, and a comparison of concepts. This article summarizes the work and findings of the Task and confirms that PVT technologies can play a vibrant role in the transition towards more solar energy for both heating and electricity production.

PVT Systems: Heat or Electricity From Solar – Why Only One When You Can Have Both?

PVT Systems: One on One with Jean-Christophe Hadorn
July 2021 - PDF 0.17MB
By: Pamela Murphy

The SHC Programme completed its most recent work on PVT Systems (Task 60) in December 2020. To learn how this Task impacted this market sector, we’ve asked Jean-Christophe Hadorn, the Swiss Task Operating Agent, to share some of his thoughts on this 3-year project. 

PVT Systems: One on One with Jean-Christophe Hadorn

Performance modeling of PVT collectors: Implementation, validation and parameter identification approach using TRNSYS
September 2019 - PDF 3.03MB
By: Danny Jonas, Manuel Lämmle, Danjana Theis, Sebastian Schneider, Georg Frey

Photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) collectors are hybrid solutions for the conversion of solar energy into electrical andthermal energy. The development of validated and standardized PVT collector models is important for thecomparison of products, informed decision making based on energetic and economic performance, and topromote the market diffusion of PVT technology. This contribution presents a novel PVT performance model,compares different parameter identification approaches, and validates the model and its implementation in acommon simulation software (TRNSYS) for system simulations.

Performance modeling of PVT collectors: Implementation, validation and parameter identification approach using TRNSYS