05 Jul '12, 3pm

MTU prof says new advances in hybrid solar collectors could mean every roof will be solar in 20 years via @SamiGrover

MTU prof says new advances in hybrid solar collectors could mean every roof will be solar in 20 years via @SamiGrover

Lloyd has previously argued that we should prioritize solar hot water first, then photovoltaics . But what if you could do both at the same time? When Derek wrote about CoGenra's combined solar electric and solar thermal systems , vboring commented that it would be awesome to see a residential-scale version on sale in the States. We have actually seen a few examples of rooftop systems that combine solar electric with solar hot water generation, Solarcentury's Complete Solar Roof being one of the most notable. Given the limited roof space of many houses, the idea of generating both direct heat and electricity in the same space is appealing indeed. Now Joshua Pearce, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Michigan Technological University, has devised a solution that combines improved thin-film solar panels with solar thermal collectors . In order to ...

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