Solar hybrids

A solar hybrid is a smart solution for energy optimization. The concept consists of a cold solar panel connected to a ground source heat pump. Solar hybrids produce both electricity and heat, and provide a high return on investment for many years.

How a solar hybrid works

A cooled solar panel produces more electricity

A solar panel is combined with a thermal component, creating a solar hybrid. The solar hybrid is cooled with a cold liquid pumped up via the ground source heat pump. This increases efficiency and produces more electricity than a traditional solar panel.

The heat from the solar hybrid warms the borehole

The cold liquid is once again heated by the heat from the solar hybrid before returning to the borehole to warm it up. The solar hybrid supplies the heat pump with heat and recharges the borehole.

The solar hybrid produces heat round the clock that can be stored

The solar hybrid even works when the sun is not shining and produces energy round the clock until the temperature drops to freezing point. The borehole also functions as seasonal storage. The solar heat that is not used during the summer is stored and can be used during the winter.

Step by step

  • A solar panel is combined with a thermal component, creating a solar hybrid.

  • The solar hybrid is cooled with a cold liquid pumped up via the ground source heat pump. This increases efficiency and produces more electricity than a traditional solar panel.

  • The cold liquid is once again heated by the heat from the solar hybrid.

  • The heated liquid returns to the borehole.

  • The solar hybrid supplies the heat pump with heat and recharges the borehole.

  • The solar hybrid even works when the sun is not shining and produces energy round the clock until the temperature drops to freezing point.

  • The borehole also functions as seasonal storage. The solar heat that is not used during the summer is stored and can be used during the winter.

Why choose hybrid solar panels over traditional solar panels?

The simple answer? A hybrid solar panel gives you a better return on your investment. Comparing solar hybrids to solar panels is like comparing apples and oranges. Solar panels only produce electricity and only in sunlight. Solar hybrids produce both electricity and heat. They also produce more electricity than traditional solar panels as well as heat round the clock.

You simply get more electricity and heat for your money with your solar hybrid when replacing your ground source heat pump. In addition to reduced energy costs, there are many other benefits of solar hybrids.

BENEFITS WITH SOLAR HYBRIDS

1. You get both heat and electricity

The main advantage of solar hybrids is that they produce both heat and electricity. It is a smart, long-term investment that provides a good return on investment, from the minute you install it and for at least the next 25 years.

2. Better heat pump performance

With solar hybrids, you get up to 20% better heat pump performance. Because the solar hybrids warm up your borehole, you can utilize the full capacity of your heat pump. This means you get more heat for your money.
 

3. More electricity than to a traditional solar panel
With temperature rises, a traditional solar panel loses its efficiency and produces less electricity. As solar hybrids are cooled down, they produce up to 20% more electricity than a traditional solar panel.

4. Increased lifespan of solar panels and pump

With solar hybrids, you increase the lifespan of both your solar panels and your heat pump. The cool liquid from the borehole reduces wear on the panel. And the warm liquid from the panel reduces the wear on the pump.

5. Save your old borehole

With solar hybrids, you can save your old borehole if it starts losing its efficiency or gets too cold. The solar hybrid heats the borehole again, so you don't have to drill a new borehole.

6. Excellent for energy optimization

The concept of solar hybrids is excellent for energy optimization for all types of buildings such as villas, large residential properties, or hotels. The solution is scalable and can be tailored to your needs.

7. Solar hybrids are the energy solution of the future

Both solar energy and geo-energy are renewable and environmentally friendly energy sources. By choosing solar hybrids, you are contributing to a greener planet and paving the way for a sustainable future.