In the past, it was necessary to choose between mounting solar panels on your roof for electricity generation or pool heating, not both. Due to the size of solar systems and the average roof space, it is generally not practical to mount water heating and electrical generation solar panel systems on your roof. That is the beauty of CoolPV™ — never again will you need to choose between heating water or generating electricity.
Not simply a water heater, the CoolPV system actually uses the water in your pool to increase the electrical generation ability of the solar panels. It works like this:
- The sun heats up the solar panel, generating electricity and heating up the water
- As the temperature of the solar panels rise, the potential for generating electricity is diminished. This is where the CoolPV technology sets itself apart from the rest
- Utilizing the water in your pool as a “load”, or a heat exchanger, the circulation is drawn back into the solar panels, effectively cooling down the panel and simultaneously heating the water for circulation back into your pool.
The elegant beauty of the system is the fact that in the process of heating the pool water, or the water heater, the panels are cooled down to the ideal temperature for generating electricity.