Solar PV and thermal ĘC a marriage made in heaven?
2010 Renewable Energy Focus, 11(2): 52-55
Marsh, G., (2010), "Solar PV and thermal ĘC a marriage made in heaven?", Renewable Energy Focus, 11(2): 52-55.
Solar photovoltaic cells become less efficient as they get hotter, a decline that can be substantial on hot sunny days. Furthermore, solar pv is inefficient and some energy is í«lost' to the surrounding environment. What solar pv needs is a partner able to complement its strengths and compensate its deficiencies. Fortunately, such a partner exists ĘC solar thermal. Now it seems the two are getting together in what could be a happy marriage. George marsh reports.
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