Solar PV–Thermal Hybrids: Energy in Synergy

Valuing a Hybrid Technology Package
  • Srinivasan SunderasanEmail author


The case deals with the integration of solar PV and thermal systems. Efficiency of solar PV systems degraded as ambient temperatures rose. The withdrawal of generated heat helped cool and insulate the solar PV component and hence to improve electricity generation by over 15% on average. The solar water heating system that evacuated the heat was a string of collectors placed on the back of the PV layer and connected in “series.” The hybrid collectors were placed in “landscape” mode as opposed to the more traditional “portrait” format to assist with the thermo-siphon within each such hybrid module.


Hybrid System Technology Package Hybrid Module Water Heating System Solar Thermal System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Verdurous Solutions Private LimitedMysoreIndia

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