Research project

HiPer-PVT – Glazed Photovoltaic-Thermal Collector with Overheating Protection Mechanism

In the project HiPer-PVT we have developed a glazed (covered) PVT collector with a high electrical and a high thermal efficiency. Thanks to an overheating protection mechanism becoming effective at approximately 100 °C, this collector can be easily integrated into a thermal system. The concept of the overheating protection is that once the absorber reaches a predefined maximum temperature, it is brought into contact with the cover glass via a thermally activated lifting mechanism. This increases the heat losses and limits the stagnation temperature.

Final report (PDF, German)

Contact:  Alexandre Voirol

Duration: 01.11.2017 - 15.01.2022