Heat and electricity with the same solar panel

Until now, heat and electricity generation were separate entities, each achieved through distinct means. Cogen’Air forgoes the norm in favor of simultaneous generation : it is a thermovoltaic module, producing both heat and electricity.

FRONT SIDE
ELECTRICITY

Electrical yield is increased by 9.8% compared to conventional solar panels, since an air flow behind the panels cools it down, (thus improving performance.)

REAR SIDE
HOT AIR

Recovers/collects waste heat from the solar cells’ operation and transfers it to the air flow. The air flow is heated, producing three times more heat than electricity.