Subtask D: PVT Systems Design Examples and Dissemination and Market Support

2020 Subsidies for PVT collectors in selected countries
2020 Subsidies for PVT collectors in selected countries
Report D6
July 2020 - PDF 1.11MB

PVT collectors can be still considered as young technology, but with significant growing tendency in terms of market
development and number of manufacturers on a worldwide point of view. Nevertheless, PVT is definitely in an early
stage of its product life cycle, where economic competitiveness among other renewable technologies providing heat
and electricity is challenging.

Visualization of energy flows in PVT systems
Visualization of energy flows in PVT systems
Report D4
October 2019 - PDF 0.56MB

PVT collectors are always part of a system approach. These kinds of systems are highly integrated. So, all components have to interact with each other in a well-concerted way and it is important to describe this in a technical way that incorporates different information needed for the interaction. One possibility to describe the interaction of PVT collectors and other components in a system is the use of a representation of flows developed in an IEA SHC Task (Task 44 – see ref). The representation is called the “energy flow diagram” or simply “square views” (you will understand why) for the visualization of energy flows between the different system components.