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Name projectPV system public archive Rotterdam
Year2000-12 (Start operation date)
PV applicationFlat roof - integrated
PV power total174.8 kWp
LocationRotterdam, South-Holland
Latitude/Longitude51°55'21"N 4°28'15"E
SummaryThis practical experiments aims to design and integrate a solar pv system in an innovative energy system with heat pumps and cold/heat storage. The solar pv system on the building of the Gemeentearchief Rotterdam, with a 1840-m² surface and a total power of 175 kWp, provides for almost all of building’s need for electricity. The grid-connected solar panels provide the electricity to the grid all year long. The panels are cooled by air, causing a decrease in module temperature with 3 degrees centigrade and a slight increase in cell efficiency. Following, the heat is stored in the ground, which improves the functioning of the thermal system. Because of this, the building will almost become a zero-energy building. The project also tests whether the possible reflection (flickering) of the solar panels stays on an acceptable level for the residents of a nearby high-rise apartment building.
Keywords(PVT) pv/thermal-systems, seasonal storage

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