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Photovoltaic-Thermal (PV-T) Hybrid Solar Systems

Last Updated: 09/02/19

Photovoltaic-thermal (PV-T) hybrid solar systems offer increased electricity production by cooling the PV panel, and using the removed thermal energy to heat water - all in the same footprint as a standard PV system.

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According to the analysis by GSA's Proving Ground, PV-T systems are competitive with traditional solar when 30-50% less expensive.

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Photovoltaic-thermal (PV-T) hybrid solar systems offer increased electricity production by cooling the PV panel, and using the removed thermal energy to heat water - all in the same footprint as a standard PV system. According to the Green Proving Ground analysis, PV-T systems are recommended for small facilities, with electric rates > $.30 k/Wh, in hot climates with large domestic hot water (DHW) loads and limited roof space.