These hybrid panels address a problem most solar panels have. Many conventional Photovoltaic (PV) systems produce a limited amount of electrical output compared to the solar input. this new system allows excess heat to be recaptured and boosts the system's return on investment. PV cells are negatively affected by heat with output dropping by 0.5% with every 10 degree rise in temperature. the hybrid system allows the PV cells to be cooled using water circulating around them. The heated water is used to provide the additional benefit of hot water for the building. Testing has shown the efficiency of electrical generation to be as high as 28%, while at the same time producing 140-160 degree F water.