Photovoltaic Thermal Hybrid Systems and Method of Operation Thereof

International Business Machines Corporation, Egypt Nanotechnology Center (2016) Photovoltaic Thermal Hybrid Systems and Method of Operation Thereof. .

International Business Machines Corporation, Egypt Nanotechnology Center (2016) Photovoltaic Thermal Hybrid Systems and Method of Operation Thereof. .

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Abstract

A method is disclosed for operating a photovoltaic thermal hybrid system having a hybrid solar receiver with a photovoltaic module, operatively coupled to the system to deliver an electrical output power for a power user, a thermal collector distinct from the photovoltaic module, wherein the photovoltaic module and/or the thermal collector are movably mounted in the system, a collector thermal storage thermally connected to the thermal collector to store heat collected at the thermal collector, and a positioning mechanism adapted to move the photovoltaic module and/or the thermal collector. The method includes instructing the positioning mechanism to move the photovoltaic module and/or the thermal collector to change a ratio of an intensity of radiation received at the photovoltaic module to an intensity of radiation received at the thermal collector.

Item Type:Patents
Additional Information:<br> Application Number US 15/205,360 </br> <br>Publication Number US20160322933 A1</br> <br>Inventors Werner Escher, Bruno Michel, Stephan Paredes, Rami Ghannam </br>
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ghannam, Dr Rami
Authors: Escher, W., Michel, B., Paredes, S., and Ghannam, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering

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