Search International and National Patent Collections

1. (WO2013144749) PHOTOVOLTAIC THERMAL HYBRID SYSTEMS AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/144749    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2013/051850
Publication Date: Fri Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: H01L 31/052
Applicants: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
EGYPT NANOTECHNOLOGY CENTER (EGNC)
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Inventors: ESCHER, Werner
GHANNAM, Rami
MICHEL, Bruno
PAREDES, Stephan
Title: PHOTOVOLTAIC THERMAL HYBRID SYSTEMS AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF
Abstract:
The invention is notably directed to methods of operating photovoltaic thermal hybrid systems (10). A such system (10) comprises: a hybrid solar receiver (20), having a photovoltaic module (21), operatively coupled to the system to deliver an electrical output power (P0) for a power user; and a thermal collector (22) distinct from the photovoltaic module. The photovoltaic module and/or the thermal collector are movably mounted in the system. The system further comprises a collector thermal storage (42) thermally connected to the thermal collector to store heat collected at the thermal collector; and positioning means (30) adapted to move the photovoltaic module and/or the thermal collector. The method comprises instructing (S30) the positioning means to move the photovoltaic module and/or the thermal collector to change a ratio of an intensity of radiation received (S10) at the photovoltaic module to an intensity of radiation received (S10) at the thermal collector.