New Solar Panel Design Doubles Up Power
A UK-based cleantech firm will spend this summer trialling an a new generation of solar panels in secret locations across Britain, hoping to offer a ‘two-for-one’ benefit to those still skeptical on solar. Naked Energy, based in Guildford, have spent the last few years developing a hybrid solar panel system that uses photovoltaic cells to heat water as well as generate electricity. After spending the last two years raising over £1m in funding from sources like the Shell Springboard competition, Naked Energy are now “in advanced negotiations” to raise a further £1.5m to trial it’s ‘thermosyphon’ system, dubbed Virtu, with two commercial partners.
via Amazing Hybrid Solar Panel Breakthrough | Catalyst Commercial Services – The Market Leading Business Energy Broker.