Development of an Integrated Solar System for Buildings

  • Schultz, Jørgen Munthe (Project Manager)
  • Varming, Niels (Project Participant)

    Project Details


    The objective of the project consists in the study and development of a new generation of solar panels, capable of replacing the demands, for any type of building, be it electric power, hot water or hot air for heating. This will lead to improvements of these facilities regarding the individualised systems in use.

    The idea arises from the need to palliate the low performance of the photovoltaic generators that doesn't usually go beyond 10 or 15%, because in this type of facilities the heat is not taken advantage of in an appropriate way, leading to a loss of approximately 34% of the incident energy and the performance of the apparatus diminish quickly according the temperature of the collector increases, having important losses as soon as the temperature of the cells are between 40-45ºC for modern solar panels.

    During the project the focus of the work will be:
    Review of the concept - Energy analysis
    Design of the system components
    Manufacturing of the components
    Installation and integration of the components in a prototype house
    Development of field tests
    Effective start/end date01/08/200431/07/2007

    Collaborative partners

    • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
    • Ceramica Verea S.A. (Project partner)
    • ad fontes Elbe-Weser GmbH (Project partner)
    • University of Seville (Project partner)
    • Maniero Elettronica S.A.S. (Project partner)
    • ttz Bremerhaven (Project partner)
    • APEX MM Ltd (Project partner)
    • Millenium Electric T.O.U. Ltd. (Project partner)


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