Residential Solar Electricity & Pool Heating
One Footprint – Two Solutions:
A hybrid panel that simultaneously produces electricity and heating for your swimming pool
The electricity generated by the high efficiency photovoltaic (PV) cells covers all the electricity needs of your swimming pool (in particular, the filtration pump and in some cases, the heat pump). The surplus electricity can be self-consumed in your home or returned into the grid for a feed-in tariff.
The internal heat exchanger allows direct connection to your pools water circuit. As your pool water flows through the heat exchanger, the water is heated whilst simultaneously cooling the panel, increasing the efficiency of the electrical generation.
The conversion of light into electricity is called the photovoltaic effect. Solar panels convert energy from sunlight into direct current (DC) electrical energy, which is then changed into alternating current (AC) for your home’s electrical consumption. Excess energy can be fed into a battery storage system for later use or returned to the grid for a feed-in tariff or a net-metering program.
As pool water is circulated through the heat exchanger integrated into the panel on the underside of the photovoltaic surface, it absorbs the surplus energy created by the sunlight and photovoltaic effect. As a result, the water is heated and returned to the pool whilst simultaneously cooling the panel and allowing the PV electrical generation to be maintained at peak performance.
The Evolution of Solar Power
DualSun’s hybrid solar PV thermal technology is based on two principles:
1. Standard PV panels generate much more heat (82.8%) than electricity (17.2%) when exposed to the sun.
2. The efficiency of PV panels decrease as the surface temperature increases.
The innovative DualSun hybrid solar panel utilises the excess heat from the PV cells, transferring it to the heat exchanger to produce heated water. In the process, the water circulation cools the PV cells, increasing efficiency by more than 20%. Thus, a DualSun installation can produce up to 4 times more energy than a standard photovoltaic installation.
Commercial Solar Electricity + Pre-Heated Water
Supplement your heated water requirements and reduce operating expenses.
One Footprint – Two Solutions: A hybrid panel that simultaneously produces electricity and heating for your swimming pool
Endeavouring to help facility managers lower the cost of operations, Supreme Heating have released the highly successful Heatseeker DualSun, a hybrid solar PV thermal panel that simultaneously produces solar electricity and pre-heated water within the one footprint. The German manufactured photovoltaic panel, together with the heat exchanger designed and manufactured in France, Heatseeker DualSun has attained local CEC approval and has received an overwhelming response from the Australian market.
The application and benefits of solar power for any customer are clearly understood. However, as you may be aware, when standard photovoltaic (PV) panels heat up during the day, they can lose upwards of 20% efficiency.
Heatseeker DualSun features an integrated heat exchanger behind the panel surface, which efficiently extracts the heat from the PV cells, transferring it to the water. This effectively cools the PV cells and enables the panel to deliver up to 20% more power.
The heated water can be directed into a client’s water services, helping supplement hot water demand or pool heating requirements, saving further on gas and electricity.
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