PV-Thermal Hybrid solar
Why PV-T solar?
PhotoVoltaic-Thermal collectors are solar panels that use PV panels with a one of three cooling options (water, air or gas) on the backing of the PV panels. The thermal output can be used for water, space or process heating.PV-T is believed to be poised to take over from PV installations, as the cooling increases PV efficiency considerably, while the heat can be used in the same was as traditional solar thermal water or space heating. At present few systems are commercially available, in the UK, but this is set to change, in the near future.