Hybrid Solar Panels Yield Electricity, Hot Water

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Multitasking is a highly desired skill. Doing two things at once usually means doubling productivity. This ability is a valuable trait in people, because it means they use their time efficiently. It’s an even more valuable characteristic for energy-producing technologies because it means getting more power in less time and, typically, with less financial investment.

Naked Energy, a British company, has made a name for itself by developing a tubular hybrid solar panel that can do twice the work of a traditional flat photovoltaic panel. The product, called Virtu, can generate electricity and hot water simultaneously. The company, led by chief engineer Richard Boyle, believes that this unique product combines the design and process needed to achieve an effective thermal transfer system.

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