This is a guide for the development and market introduction of PV-Thermal (PVT) technology in Europe. The guide is one of the deliverables of the PVT Forum project, part of the EU-supported project PV-Catapult, a Coordination Action within the 6th Framework Programme.
PVT technology is a solar energy device using PV as a thermal absorber. By using the heat generated in the PV, a PVT device generates not only electrical, but also thermal energy.
The aim of the roadmap is to identify promising markets for PVT. The guide also points out the main economical, policy, legislative and technical issues associated with this technology.