Field Test Results of an Innovative PV/T Collector for Solar Domestic Hot Water

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Presently, only a limited number of hybrid collectors and systems are available. Hybrid solar PV/T has the potential to become a major player in the renewable energy sector, but one of the most important barriers is the inexistence of a proven track record in terms of reliability and performance. In order to address this issue, an in-depth study was realized to monitor in-field energy performances of two solar domestic hot water installations near Lyon (France). The two sites was equipped with an innovative unglazed PV-T collector, the DualSun technology. With 9m2of DualSun collectors, hot water needs for 4 people were 91% covered from May to September, with an average annual coverage of 50%. These results are really similar to classical solar thermal performances. Temperatures in the used panels never exceeded 68°C, demonstrating that there is no risk of overheating nor PV encapsulation degradations. The obtained performances were as high as expected from the Solar Keymark normative coefficients.

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Brottier, L., Naudin, S., Veeser, V., Terrom, G., & Bennacer, R. (2016). Field Test Results of an Innovative PV/T Collector for Solar Domestic Hot Water. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 91, pp. 276–283). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2016.06.219

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