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DualSun hybrid panels cool photovoltaic cells
DualSun hybrid panels incorporate a water exchanger on the rear panel. The water circulating through the exchanger cools the photovoltaic panels. DualSun hybrid panels deliver two benefits.
Produce solar hot water that can be stored either in a hot-water tank or in a swimming pool.
Increase electricity production by up to 15%.
When they moved to the south of France, Patrice and his wife didn’t want to install standard PV panels because of the well-known phenomenon of diminishing returns… hence their passion for DualSun!
A simple internet search pointed them in the direction of our hybrid solar solution. Meeting a partner installer did the rest, and the panels were installed in March 2014 at the same time as the insulation work. “Finally, a company that innovates, that’s great,” confided Patrice.
Patrice, a computer scientist by training, has created production and consumption monitoring tables. Everything is electric, and he’s having fun with energy efficiency (LEDs for lighting). Very meticulous and passionate about ecology, Patrice is well aware that these days, solar energy is turning away from profitability at all costs and towards ecological motivations. For them, solar power is a very positive thing, even if it’s a drop in the bucket compared with nuclear power. “Nuclear power is necessary, but we need to find the right balance with solar power,” he continues, “but the question of subsidies is not helping development.
This friendly, people-oriented couple have set up a Chambre d’Hôtes. It’s a way for them to meet people, strengthen human contact and provide a service: “We sometimes talk about your solution with customers who are interested in our solar panels! Aesthetics are also very important: the panels have to look good and blend in perfectly with the roofs, “the fact that your panels are black was very important in our choice”.
“I wanted to refresh my photovoltaic panels”. Patrice