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A Survey on Applications of Hybrid PV/T Panels

Innovative Technologies Laboratory, University of Picardie Jules Verne, 80000 Amiens, France
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Academic Editor: Antonio Calvo Hernández
Energies 2021, 14(4), 1205;
Received: 29 January 2021 / Revised: 12 February 2021 / Accepted: 15 February 2021 / Published: 23 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Accelerating the Adoption of Solar Energy towards a Low-Carbon Future)
Photovoltaic-thermal (PV/T) collectors have gained a lot of attention in recent years due to their substantial advantages as compared to ST or PV systems alone and even to other non-solar technologies. However, PV/Ts are still not as popular in industry or construction and they are not even known to major players implementing solar energy installations. In this article, a general presentation of PV/Ts and a review of their applications are given. First, different heat extraction media (e.g., air, water, bi-fluid, etc.) and hybrid design configurations of hybrid PV/T collectors are addressed. Next, the main applications of PV/T collectors are discussed in order to highlight their feasibility and usefulness and to raise awareness for adoption in the industry and buildings sector. Applications include desalination, air-conditioning, drying, trigeneration, etc. This paper should be considered as a reference form of PV/Ts to extract key points for future research and development as well as for other applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: photovoltaic; solar thermal; photovoltaic/thermal; hybrid solar systems; applications photovoltaic; solar thermal; photovoltaic/thermal; hybrid solar systems; applications
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Ul Abdin, Z.; Rachid, A. A Survey on Applications of Hybrid PV/T Panels. Energies 2021, 14, 1205.

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