Solar CHP Shines in the Sun

New Combined Heat and Power panels from Alfagy promises better payback for your solar installation.

Photovoltaics (PV) are semi-conductors and operate in a paradox – they need sunlight to generate electricity but suffer a degradation in performance as they get hotter. Standard PV Panels typically only convert 10-15% of solar radiation into electricity and the rest is dissipated as waste heat.

Solar CHP generates both electricity and usable thermal heat at the same time from one panel. The module heat is absorbed in order to produce hot water which cools the PV and efficiency is optimised as the heat is transferred into hot water that is used on site.

Solar CHP's dual solar collection produces 2 usable energy outputs with one collection system.  Because of this, the installations costs are lower and the revenues from Green incentive which generates a higher Return on Investment (ROI) than normal Solar PV.

 

Specifications

 

Unit Alfagy Solar CHP HP Alfagy Solar CHP HT

 Article Code

 name

HP200

HT185

 Dimensions

 mm

828 x 1601 x 90

870 x 1640 x 105 

 Weight

 kg

24.4

34.4

 PV Module Type

 name

Mono-Crystalline

Mono-Crystalline

 Number of cells

 no

72

72

 Nominal Electrical

 We

200

 185

 Nominal Thermal @ 0 m/s

 Wt

460

680

 Nominal Thermal @ 2 m/s

 Wt

630

680

 Absorber Panel

 type

Copper

Copper

 Internal Piping

 type

Copper

Copper

 Sealing

 type

EPDM & Silicone

EPDM & Silicone

 Mounting

 type

In-roof, On-roof, Flat roof, Wall

In-roof, On-roof, Flat roof, Wall 

 Product warranty

years

10

10

 Productivity warranty

years

90% < 10, 80% < 20

90% < 10, 80% < 20