SolarX Energy has launched the SolarX Hybrid, a solar energy product that combines solar thermal and PV production.
The new system combines the features of the company's patented SolarX-164 parabolic thermal collector with peripherally mounted photovoltaic panels. The company's proprietary SunHound tracking device follows the sun's position for maximum solar efficiency and output, the company says. The PV panels produce enough energy to power the system's tracking motor, and the excess electric power production can be used or fed back into the grid.
According to SolarX Energy, the SolarX Hybrid is appropriate for government, commercial and institutional operations, as well as for stand-alone applications in off-grid settings.