The activities were performed in 4 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 database 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 a 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 Systems Modeling

  • C1: Numerical Simulation Tools for the simulation of PVT collectors based on Subtask B results
  • C2: Numerical Simulation Tools for the simulation of PVT systems based on Subtask B recommendations for definitions of efficiency
  • C3: Simulate existing PVT systems monitored in Subtask A and validate the tools
  • C4: Conduct sensitivity analyses on simulated systems to find and report optimal solutions, including control strategies
  • C5: Find most efficient systems in different market segments through simulations and conduct economical analysis if possible

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

  • D1: Define performance assessment methodology for PVT systems and all KPIs necessary and useful
  • D2: Use the methodology to assess PVT systems of Subtask A, with a relevant reference as a benchmark
  • D3: Analyze best control strategies for PVT systems with economical boundaries (with Subtask D) and provide recommendations to the industry
  • D4: Prepare and manage industry workshops
  • D5: Prepare documentation for industry and market and disseminate documentation and task results along the course of the Task