PV with Solar Water Heating
Preliminary Technology Assessment
What is This Technology?
This “turnkey” project combines normal roof mounted photovoltaic panels with thermal heat extractor panels mounted beneath them, thereby collecting both electric and thermal energy from the same footprint. Additionally, reducing the temperature of a PV panel increases its average efficiency and energy delivered, potentially improving the efficiency of the PV modules.
Why is GSA Interested?
Measurement & Verification
The Green Proving Ground program has commissioned the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to perform measurement and verification (M&V) on photovoltaic power generation with integrated solar water heating at the Thomas P O’Neil, Jr. Federal Building in Boston, Massachusetts.
If you have questions or need additional information, contact the Green Proving Ground Program at GPG@gsa.gov.