For realizing (near) zero energy buildings, combining PV thermal systems with a heat pump is an interesting option. An integral system concept that includes an optimization between the dimensioning and control for different components and their interactions is necessary. The goal of the project is the design, realization and validation of several PVT-heat pump systems. Within the PVT inSHaPe project, a broad consortium works towards a definition of optimum system concepts. Several of those will be built and their performance will be evaluated.
The project consortium consists of TNO, Solartech, Dimark Solar, Exasun, NRGTEQ, W/E adviseurs, Resource Solar, Conico Valves, TU Eindhoven and SEAC.
More information about the project can be found here.