Application of PVT Collectors and New Solutions with PVT Systems

The Task 60 focus is on the application of PVT collectors with the aim to assess existing solutions and to develop new system solution principles in which the PVT technology really offers advantages over the classical “side by side installations” of solar thermal collectors and PV modules. Energy production, competitive cost, safety and reliability of systems are therefore in the scope of the Task.

Australian Lead

Glen Ryan

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Co-founder and inventor of the award winning Sunovate PVT technology. This system generates renewable heat and electricity using standard PV at its core. 

Glen has represented Australia in the SHC Task 60 PVT taskforce since early 2019 and has contributed learning and experiences from a developer’s perspective.

Glen has over 20 years’ experience in the energy and cleantech sector including managing large industrial energy portfolios, founding Bombora Wave Power as well as involvement in a number of wind farm developments. Glen is passionate and driven to decarbonise all areas of our energy supply. 

Australian Contributors

Alistair Sproul

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Dr Alistair Sproul is an Associate Professor within the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at UNSW. He has worked in the area of photovoltaic and energy efficiency research and R&D since 1985 in a range of positions with various companies (BP Solar, Pacific Solar) and research institutions (UNSW, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, Germany). His current research interests are in the area of PV/energy systems for low energy buildings and highly efficient water/air systems.

Associate Professor Sproul is a Program Leader (Integrated Building Systems) with the “Low Carbon Living” Cooperative Research Centre and currently contributes to IEA Task 60: Application of PVT Collectors and New Solutions with PVT Systems.