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IEA SHC PVT Task 60: Applications of Photovoltaic/thermal (PVT) Systems and New Fields of Application and Examples of PVT

The objectives of the task are the development of new system solutions, where the (Photovoltaic/thermal) PVT technology has clear advantages over the separate installation of PV modules and solar thermal collectors as well as standardization and cost reduction. The Austrian participation serves the establishment and deepening of know-how, the strengthening of the international network as well as the transfer and optimal conversion of the task achievements for the Austrian industry.

Short Description

The objectives of the task are the development of new system solutions, where the PVT technology has clear advantages over the separate installation of PV modules and solar thermal collectors as well as standardization and cost reduction.

The Austrian participation encompasses the investigation of existing PVT systems on the market, optimal design, operation and monitoring of PVT systems, the creation of key performance indicators, the development and improvement of test methods for PVT collectors and evaluation methods for PVT systems as well as the analysis and validation of simulation tools for PVT systems.

The key goal of the participation in the task is an intensive international exchange of experiences in order to enhance the technological and economic know-how in the best possible fashion. A close cooperation between Austrian research institutes, companies and industry associations facilitates an optimal transfer and an ideal conversion of the task achievements for the Austrian industry and strengthens the international competitiveness of Austria as an industry and research location.

Participants

Austria, Denmark*, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Qatar

Contact Address

AEE - Institut für Nachhaltige Technologien
Ing. Christian Fink
Feldgasse 19
A-8200 Gleisdorf
E-Mail: c.fink@aee.at

FH-OÖ Forschungs & Entwicklungs GmbH
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
DI Hilbert Focke
Ringstraße 43a A-4600 Wels
E-Mail: hilbert.focke@fh-wels.at

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