SUNRGI is in the business of designing and developing solar energy systems. It was formed by five, experienced, entrepreneurial, inventive individuals with the goal of creating a renewable energy source that would be available at fossil fuel prices. Its work has led to the development of an entirely new solar energy category: Xtreme Concentrated Photovoltaics™ or XCPV™. SUNRGI maintains offices in Reno, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.
On and Off-Grid Distribution Other solar technologies, solar thermal in particular, need to be implemented as part of large power stations. SUNRGI’s system however, can be deployed in small configurations allowing lower and more variable entry points into the solar market. SUNRGI can provide discreet, off-grid “power plants” that can be sited in any sun-suitable location.
Modularity SUNRGI’s modular design enables a power station to be distributed over a number of sites. A large power station can be divided into a number of sub-stations which makes for easier access to suitable land.
Upgradeability Unlike traditional PV technology, SUNRGI’s design is upgradeable, allowing it to take advantage of future advances in PV technology.
Concentrated Energy Since the sunlight is concentrated, fewer PV cells are needed thereby reducing the cost-per-watt of generated electricity. Also, it is a more efficient format from which to extract heat.
Longevity With SUNRGI’s proprietary heat removal technology the PV cells have a longer useful life.
Economy SUNRGI’s system costs significantly less per installed Watt than traditional PV technology. Expected advances in technology, maturity and volume production will further increase this cost advantage.
SUNRGI has created a new solar energy system that will soon make it possible to produce electricity at a wholesale cost of 5-cents per kWh (kilowatt hour), a price that is competitive with the wholesale cost of producing electricity using fossil fuels and a fraction of the current cost of solar energy. The system is called Xtreme Concentrated Photovoltaics™ or XCPV™.
TRUTH IN SOLAR POWER
Virtually everyone has used a magnifying glass to focus sunlight down to a small, very bright, hot spot of light. SUNRGI uses this same principle in its Xtreme Concentrated Photovoltaics™ (XCPV™) system (patents pending). SUNRGI efficiently concentrates sunlight so that it is more than 1,600 times brighter than the sun. This concentrated sunlight is focused onto photovoltaic (PV) solar cells that convert more than 37% of the sunlight directly into electricity.