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Development and applications for PV thermal
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ECN Energy in the Built Environment 1-10-2001
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ECN-RX--01-025 Conference Paper
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Presented at: 17th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Munich, Germany, 22-26 oktober 2001.

PV thermal collectors produce both electricity and heat simultaneously. The efficiency curves of three different collector concepts have been calculated. These curves have been used in a numerical systems study in which these collectors were used for hot tap water or domestic heating, either with or without a heat pump. It was found that the systems with uncovered PVT collectors had a relatively low yield. Further optimisation for this class of systems is necessary.

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