The Australian National University has announced they’ve pocketed funding to develop a cunning mixed solar/electric hot water system:
“The aim of this project is to develop and commercialise an improved roof-mounted hybrid solar system that is suitable for installation on millions of domestic, commercial and industrial buildings.
“The key innovation is the use of spectral splitting of sunlight to improve the overall effectiveness. We will deliver solar photovoltaic electricity as well as solar heat at a temperature of 150º by focusing the intense beam of sunlight onto a concentrating collector,” said Professor Blakers.
The Government’s Australian Solar Institute has chipped in $3.24 million.