The completed retrofit solar thermal panels I arranged to be shipped to the owner of this house in Australia from China in late 2017, is already transfering thermal heated water from behind the PV panels into his swimming pool at around 500-550 watts per panel (16-17kWh) a day during summer months.
Over a two day period 7th-8th April 2018, with an outside temperature of 35c (now autumn in Sydney) the thermal water output into the pool was 93kWT with 45kW from PV supplying the electricity output into the grid.
Thermaltricity Australia PTY Ltd is now a registered company in Sydney, Australia, owned 100% by Mr Tom Hoole
The business plan, is to establish a licensing agreement with a monthly royalty payment is based on the number of thermal panel kits shipped to that company.
Only one company per country established in the solar energy industry, preferred with solar thermal installation experience, as well as solar PV sales, will be approved to become a Thermaltricity distributor
For all of this to happen in 2018, I am open to hearing from such companies to discuss there needs.
Our business plan, is to sell system kits, which can include the plumbing system, the PVT thermal water storage tanks, ground source heat pumps and the controller/pump circulating parts.
The PVT hot water thermal storage tanks, already developed many years ago, both as factory built in stainless steel in China, as well as our proven flat pack commercial tanks, currently assembled in Sth Africa only up to 22,000 liters.
The market focus is towards homes with swimming pools, as well as commercial, with enough space for the PVT panels needed.
For the commercial market: fish farms, Aquaponics, Hydroponics, the food processing industry, breweries and hospitality industry from hotels to restaurants.
I attended the first IEA SHC Task 60 PVT work shop in Freiburg, Germany from the 16th to 18th May, attended by up to 50 persons from the PV, Thermal PVT manufacturing industry along with representatives of research institutes, certification test centers and Universities across Europe.
More information to follow up as we make progress with the data down loads through a internet link
This link will give you 17 PDF presentations to chose from to read
An overview for what we are seeking from an investor will follow from July 2018