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Hybrid Photovoltaic-Thermal Collectors: A Review

Abstract : Solar energy can be converted directly into electric and thermal energy through photovoltaic cells and thermal collectors, respectively. However this conversion, in particular the photovoltaic, has a reduced efficiency. A solution proposed to increase this efficiency is with the hybrid solar structure, which consists in the junction of the photovoltaic panel and the thermal collector in a single module. The interest on these solar systems led the International Energy Agency to create a "Task" on this subject. This paper presents a review of the research in this area, presenting the definitions of the related collectors and results of their characteristics, as well as some ideas for future studies.
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Figueiredo Ramos, António Cardoso, Adérito Alcaso. Hybrid Photovoltaic-Thermal Collectors: A Review. First IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems (DoCEIS), Feb 2010, Costa de Caparica, Portugal. pp.475-482, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-11628-5_53⟩. ⟨hal-01060773⟩

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