A new PV-Therm module manufactured by Solarzentrum Allgäu of Germany has earned four TÜV PTL certificates, confirming that the product complies globally with the safety and quality codes required of thermal solar collectors and PV modules.

Now ready for market, the WIOSUN PVT 180 module combines both a thermal solar collector and PV module, providing heating, cooling and electricity to a facility all at the same time. On the back, the module is fitted with a steel heat exchanger, which transports the heat away from the solar cells and allows them to produce up to 30% more electrical output.

Possible applications include producing electricity and hot water for homes and businesses as well as heating pools, spas and homes. The WIOSUN PVT 180 is the world’s only certified combination module to have passed TÜV PTL’s testing according to IEC 61215:2005, IEC 61730-1:2004 and IEC 61730-2:2004, ANSI/UL 1703 and SRCC-OG 100 standards.

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