National First prize winner


Tripling the energy output of solar panels


Sunovate is a combined solar thermal and PV technology (PVT) that has been designed to provide a renewable solution for the heating and cooling demand that accounts for ~43% of final energy consumption globally. The Sunovate PVT system has been designed to service this heat requirement and produce renewable electricity and does this by boosting the output of PV panels by 300%. The Sunovate technology maximizes the energy output from solar panels, providing buildings and businesses with heat as well as electricity. It has been intentionally designed to integrate with existing solar panels to redirect the heat from the panels for use in space, water, process and pool heating. The novel Sunovate design represents a significant improvement on existing technologies and far exceeds any product currently in the market place.

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  • 2018 Participant
    Year of participation
  • Urban Transitions
  • Australia

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  • Cesira Leigh - Co-Founder, Glen Ryan - Co-Founder, Rafael Men - Technical Officer, Thomas Freudenberg - Public Affairs, Richard Beresford - Commercialisation

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