Hybrid photovoltaic-thermal systems in buildings a review
Authors: Publication Year: 2015


This paper presents a review of projects where hybrid photovoltaic-thermal (PV/T) systems are used in buildings. PV/T systems convert solar radiation to electricity and heat simultaneously, in one module. The output of both electricity and heat suggests that the technology can be suited for use in buildings, especially when the available area for installation is limited. The market and research activities related to PV/T technology has increased in recent years. This article adds to existing reviews on PV/T technology by focusing on the building perspective. Different strategies for the use of PV/T in buildings are discussed, and examples of building projects are presented. An attempt is also made to assess to suitability of different PV/T technologies for use in buildings. Finally, the regional variations in market and applications are discussed.

Additional Info

  • WP: Concepts and strategies for zero emission buildings
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Journal: Energy Procedia
  • Volume: 70
  • Pages: 683-690
  • Name of proceedings: Proceedings of International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SHC2014)
  • Name of conference: International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, SHC 2014
  • Town: Beijing
  • Country: China
  • Date from: mandag, 13 oktober 2014
  • Date to: onsdag, 15 oktober 2014
  • Type: Report

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