04 December 2013
- Project Optimising Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal for Retrofitting
The University of Wollongong and Blue Scope Steel have won an Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) award for their ARENA-supported Optimising thin-film Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal for retrofitting project.
The team’s rooftop PV thermal system with energy storage, designed to be a cost-effective, environmentally friendly heating, cooling and electricity solution for existing buildings, won the 2013 AIRAH – Denis Joseph Award for Innovative Use of Solar Energy in Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC&R).
In August, the PV thermal roofing retrofit solution developed in this project was also part of the Team UOW Illawarra Flame House which won the 2013 Solar Decathlon in China.