Hybrid solar energy systems collect both electricity and heat. Mirrors reflect sunlight onto an absorber covered with photovoltaic cells, converting about 18% of the energy to electricity. The remaining solar energy is captured as heat by coolant that cools the cells -- capturing 75% of the sun’s energy. All told, hybrids capture 4 times more energy than flat plate PV.
But can they be made cheap enough to give better payback? Yes!
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