Novel Solar Window to produce Power and Space Heating

Project Details

Description

Solar photovoltaics (PV) cells convert only a fraction of the incident solar radiation into electricity. A major fraction gets converted into heat and raises the temperature of the cells. The waste heat can be extracted by attaching small water pipes behind the PV cells. The hot water can be circulated through the radiators for space heating.

Layman's description

Around 70% of the solar radiation falling on the solar photovoltaics (PV) cells becomes heat. The heat can be extracted by attaching small water pipes behind the PV cells. The hot water can be circulated through the radiators for space heating.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date19/01/2231/07/22

Fingerprint

Explore the research topics touched on by this project. These labels are generated based on the underlying awards/grants. Together they form a unique fingerprint.