Hybrid installation

New photovoltaic-thermal panels, also called PVT collectors, combine the production of electricity and heat for a greater yield on a smaller surface area.

Why hybrid solar technology?

Standard photovoltaic panels produce electricity optimally at a temperature of approximately 20°C and become less effective as they heat up.

The addition of a hydraulic circuit under the photovoltaic panels provide two benefits: on the one hand the circuit allows to cool the photovoltaic panels and maintain a better electrical yield; on the other hand the heat produced by the panels can be used to preheat domestic hot water instead of letting it simply dissipate into the air, thus reducing the cost of heating water.

As such, PVT collectors allow to produce simultaneously electricity and heat with solar panels more homogeneous in appearance and more compact in terms of surface area.