Solar Thermal/PV Hybrid PVT, PV/T CoSolarThermal(TM)
CoSolarThermal is a solar thermal module that inserts inside of any Solar PV Module. This alows us to be able to greatly reduce the cost of standard Solar Thermal both in production and instalation. We are also able to produce Solar Thermal from the same foot print as the PV module and from the same rack as the PV.
CoSolarThermal is simple to retro fit behind an already installed PV Array so if you also would like to add Solar Thermal, this can be a simple addition to your already existing system. The return on investment is much quicker than standard solar thermal or evacuated tube systems.
Since CoSolar Thermal is a Hydronic system it will carry much more heat into your home than any solar air system. a 5/8″ PEX line is able to carry 32,000 BTUh in order to get the same amount of BTUh out of an solar sir system you would need a duct that is 16″ X 20″. Hydronic systems simply carry more energy than air systems.
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This product came to be due to the interest of companies like Solar Dock and Metanna.
Our first prototypes have tested well for Cooling, Heating and increasing PV Production. This product is a variation of our SubSolarThermal (Building Integrated Solar Thermal), and is ready for Shipping.
Watch this video about how CoSolarThermal works to generate thermal energy from any Photovoltaic panel. This system can also help increase winter production by melting snow from the panels. PVT (photovoltaic/thermal) is no longer a dream Sol-Ice has made it reality.