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Title: Photovoltaic-Thermal New Technology Demonstration

Photovoltaic-thermal (PV-T) hybrid solar systems offer increased electricity production by cooling the PV panel, and using the removed thermal energy to heat water - all in the same footprint as a standard PV system. GPG's assessment of the nation's first large-scale PV-T system installed at the Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Building in Boston, MA, provided numerous lessons learned in system design, and identified a target market of locations with high utility costs and electric hot water backup.
Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Group14 Engineering, Inc., Denver, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1170335
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Prepared for the U.S. General Services Administration
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; General Services Administration (GSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION PHOTOVOLTAIC THERMAL; HYBRID SOLAR SYSTEM; PV-T; GPG; M&V; GSA; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics