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A Novel Integration of Radiative Cooling into Photovoltaic/Thermal Panel in Buildings by Applying a Spectrally Selective Micro/Nano Coating

Project description

Solar cells that produce electricity and heat during the day and provide cooling at night

Photovoltaic thermal collectors are power generation technologies that convert solar radiation into usable thermal and electrical energy. By combining photovoltaic solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity, with a solar thermal collector, which transfers unused waste heat from the photovoltaic module to a heat transfer fluid, a higher overall efficiency can be reached than by photovoltaic or solar thermal technology alone. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the RC-PV/T project aims to train a talented early-stage researcher in the field. The research will include the investigation and integration of a radiative cooling mechanism into a photovoltaic thermal collector. The photovoltaic thermal collector will thus be able to produce electricity and heat during the daytime and provide cooling during the night.


Net EU contribution
€ 224 933,76
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom

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East Midlands (England) Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00