Unlike photovoltaic solar panels, aerovoltaic models are not yet well known to the general public. Here are a few important elements to be aware of, and especially how it works, before embarking on the choice of this eco-responsible solution, which is both profitable and easy to implement.
The aerovoltaic solar panel: 2 functions
Also known as a hybrid solar panel, the Sibel Energie aerovoltaic solar panel operates on the basis of two distinct technologies. Firstly, it has a photovoltaic solar panel. Exposed to the sun, this panel is specially designed to produce electricity using a solar energy conversion system. In addition to being directly consumed by the building’s occupants, this energy obtained from the sun’s rays can also be sold in whole or in part to the national electricity grid. The special feature of aerovoltaic solar panels that distinguishes them from conventional photovoltaic models is the presence of thermal panels. In fact, thermal sensors placed on the internal side, i.e. not exposed to the sun’s rays, recover the heat created by the light rays. This warm air is then redirected to a ventilation module. This module will then ensure the heating and ventilation of the house, even during the harsh winter periods.
What are the advantages?
Although most solar panels are known for producing electricity, the ability to generate heat is not always exploited. However, according to some estimates, once exposed to the sun, a conventional photovoltaic solar panel produces three times more heat than electricity. By choosing this aerovoltaic version, you can therefore limit the heat loss of solar panels. The savings in terms of heating and electricity are not negligible either. Contrary to popular belief, aerovoltaics also offers the possibility of cleaning up the indoor air. Outdoor air will be reused for heating and ventilation. It should be noted, however, that before being blown in, this warm air passes through a filter system so that the building’s occupants benefit from healthy air. The aerovoltaic system can also cool the home during the summer months. The device not exposed to the sun recovers the cooler, cooler air from the night to redistribute it throughout your home and lower the temperature.
Installing Aerovoltaic Solar Panels
Aerovoltaic solar panels can be installed in both new and old buildings. It is also an excellent option when renovating your home. Most architectural configurations are suitable for this type of new generation panel. It will easily find its place in the attic as well as in upper floors, or simply as a complement to an already functional heating system. On the other hand, it is important that the device is installed on a sloping roof. Be aware, however, that the installation of the aerovoltaic solar panels must be entrusted to a certified professional who will also be responsible for the installation of the ventilation system designed to blow the recovered air into the home. In general, the duration of the work varies from two days to a week, depending on the complexity of this ventilation system.