Technology - 24/April/2019

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A UK start-up believes its rooftop solar photovoltaic thermal technology can help decarbonise buildings

Vacuum tube solar technology captures significantly more heat than traditional flat panel alternatives, says UK company



The technology claim: Combining photovoltaic and solar thermal collectors into a single product means significantly more heat and power is produced than is possible with separate PV and solar thermal installations
The key statistic: The technology, known as Virtu, can produce 40% more heat and power, or energy in kilowatt hours, from a given flat roof area than separate photovoltaic and solar thermal panels

Trials: Virtu has seen its first large-scale commercial installation at the Active Office project in the UK, a building designed to generate more energy than it consumes ...

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