Category: Solar Techs

FTL Solar

FTL Solar

About
Todd Dalland and Robert Lerner, founders of FTL Solar have invested over 10 years to become the leaders in tensile structure products integrated with flexible, thin-film photovoltaics.

The Company’s focus on the development of proprietary intellectual property, patents, copyrights and trade secrets has been and will continue to be a cornerstone of a successful approach to market exclusivity. Dalland and Lerner hold numerous patents and patents pending, including photovoltaic solar power structures, a photovoltaic solar battery charger and various tensile structure shelter designs. Ongoing R&D continuously generates new patents and copyrighted intellectual property for strategic products. Additionally, the Company specializes in developing patentable processes for integrating flexible solar PV cells with structural fabrics.

FTL Solar is an independent spin-off of FTL Design Engineering Studio, founded by Todd Dalland (1977 to 2006), and joined by Ross Dalland (1977 to 1983), Ray Gill (1977 to 1978), Nicholas Goldsmith (1978 to 2006), Denis Hector (1979 to 1983), Buro Happold (1992 to 1998), Robert Lerner (1995 to 2006), Bill Lenart (1996 to 2006) and Mercedes Gonzalez (1996 to 2006). Several hundred projects were completed from 1977 to 2006.

FTL Design Engineering Studio’s product designs patented by Dalland and Lerner cumulatively represent over US$2 Billion in sales.

Product

The world’s first portable solar-powered pavilions and portable solar farms…

With FTL Solar’s thin film tensile structures, harnessing the sun’s energy has never been easier. Beautifully engineered and aesthetically striking, FTL Solar’s PowerMods® are quick to install, disassemble, fold up and transport to anywhere on Earth.

FTL Solar’s unique patent-pending products are the first and only pre-fabricated, mass produced photovoltaic (PV) tensile structures in the world. Created by founders, Todd Dalland and Robert Lerner, these innovative structures are an expression of function and form.

The structures integrate thin film PV with super strength fabric to create architecturally refined solar canopies, arrays and enclosures that turn sunlight into electricity. As on-site, “off-the-grid” power plants, they produce electricity that can be used immediately, stored in batteries or sold back to the grid.

FTL Solar’s PowerMods® provide shelter while powering construction tools, lights, fans, water purifiers, medical equipment, pumps, refrigeration units, and communication centers with radios, cell phones and computers.

The potential of FTL Solar products has caught the eye of governments, businesses, and public and private institutions.  They can be used as car parks, battery charging stations, disaster relief shelters, communication command centers, military bases, medical units, temporary housing, research posts and energy pods for small villages.

In remote regions, renewable energy achieved through FTL Solar products can eliminate the need to transport and operate generators, burn kerosene or other fossil fuels – all of which pose health risks to people and damage to their environment.

Beyond the ease of transport, installation and disposal, FTL Solar PowerMods® can outperform conventional crystalline PV panels in certain diffuse light conditions. This combination of amorphous silicon based thin film and tensile structures is suited for unique conditions and applications.

 

The OptiSolar, Inc.

The OptiSolar, Inc.

31302 Huntwood Avenue
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone: 510.401.5800
Fax: 510.401.5859

About
OptiSolar manufactures photovoltaic (PV) modules and produces power from their own large-scale solar farms. Their innovative manufacturing processes, technologies, and management strength are at the core of the OptiSolar Advantage.

OptiSolar’s combination of proprietary manufacturing processes and innovative design yields affordable, durable, amorphous silicon thin-film solar PV panels that significantly reduce the cost of clean solar power. Amorphous silicon PV panels have been successfully used for over 20 years. Their technology helps utility companies meet their customers’ daytime power demand and increases renewable energy supplies while reducing greenhouse emissions.

OptiSolar’s management team has extensive experience in the energy, solar, high-technology, and manufacturing sectors. This unique combination enables continuous innovation, efficient manufacturing, and the consistent supply of large-scale solar power to the energy industry.

Founded in 2005, OptiSolar is a fast-growing California-based company with hundreds of employees. OptiSolar has established its R&D facilities and manufacturing operations in Hayward, California. We are on the fast track to provide clean, renewable PV solar into the global energy mix now . . . to ensure a cleaner future for our children.

Business

A vertically integrated, low-cost solar energy producer, OptiSolar manufactures solar panels, and designs, develops, finances, owns and operates large-scale solar farms for the generation and delivery of clean, renewable solar-powered electricity.

This vertical integration from design and manufacture through to installation and operation of OptiSolar-owned solar farms allows them to provide solar electricity at a low cost.

As the world embraces renewable energy technologies, such as solar power, OptiSolar is committed to delivering competitively-priced solar electricity from their solar farms to the power grid.

Environment-FriendlyOptiSolar’s panels are constructed with highly-available and inexpensive materials with long-term reliability in outdoor environments. OptiSolar systems are an environmentally sensitive method of producing power, containing no toxic materials, utilizing essentially no moving parts, consuming no fuel and creating zero emissions. The materials that make up the solar farms — mostly glass, metal, silicon and concrete — are recyclable.

OptiSolar’s Large-Scale Solar Farms

OptiSolar’s large-scale solar farm projects contain millions of amorphous PV solar cells that convert sunlight to electricity. Their solar farms meet utility customer demand by producing their greatest amounts of electricity on hot, sunny summer days, when electricity demand often reaches its peak. Power generation sites are selected based on environmental considerations, the amount of available sunshine, and distance to power lines. Their construction teams mount the PV panels in rows near ground level, minimizing visual impact. OptiSolar is committed to safe, efficient and site-friendly installation of the systems on their solar farms.

OptiSolar’s farms operate with little maintenance after the initial setup. Electricity from their panels is interconnected to the electricity distribution and transmission system, just like any other generation source. Operation is virtually silent, with only a slight hum due to electrical equipment.

6N Silicon, Inc.

6N Silicon, Inc.

6074 Shawson Drive
Mississauga, ON
L5T 1E6

P: 905-795-7800
F: 905-795-7814

About
6N Silicon was founded in September of 2006 by Scott Nichol. With his metal processing expertise, Scott identified an opportunity to bring an entirely new approach to the purification of silicon for solar power. He realized that new metallurgical skill could help address two fundamental industry challenges — the current silicon shortage as well as the long-term industry need to meet grid parity cost levels. Scott was attracted by the exciting nature of this industry and its critical environmental importance. By helping address these industry issues, 6N can materially contribute towards a solution for the world’s environmental challenges.

Headquartered in the Toronto area, 6N Silicon is in the heart of Canada’s metal processing industry and is surrounded by Canada’s extensive metal processing knowledge. 6N has benefited from access to considerable industry experience in processing other metals and applying collective skills to refine the 6N solution. The company has developed a proprietary process for purifying inexpensive, readily available metallurgical grade silicon into solar grade silicon using low cost metallurgical processing. 6N’s silicon purification process provides a revolutionary approach to the production of solar grade silicon for the photovoltaic industry.

6N Silicon’s mission is to become the leading global supplier of solar grade silicon to the solar industry. 6N’s goal is to be the first company to market with an affordable solar grade of silicon that does not require any mixing with electronic grade silicon to maintain optimum cell performance.


Solar Silicon

In dramatically short supply, polysilicon is the largest single cost component of a solar module.

In the past, scrap silicon from the semiconductor industry was used to make solar cells. Rapid growth in the solar industry has caused the silicon demand to exceed this supply of semiconductor scrap. The industry has grown so fast that in 2006 the demand for primary silicon from the solar industry exceeded the demand from the semiconductor industry. The solar industry has not looked back. The most conservative projections foresee a continued rapid growth through the next decade at more than 30% per year.

This growth has created a fundamental challenge. Silicon production cannot keep up. The photovoltaic industry as a whole suffers from a manufacturing bottleneck caused by the cost and time required to add new polysilicon manufacturing capacity. The conventional route is not only expensive and time-consuming to expand. It is also very energy intensive and has environmental considerations that affect the flexibility of location selection and feedstock management. The solar industry is artificially constrained due to the semiconductor silicon manufacturing process.

6N’s proprietary low-cost silicon purification process provides a revolutionary approach to the production of solar grade silicon. The 6N approach is considerably more capital efficient than conventional alternatives and increased capacity can be added very quickly. The 6N Silicon product and process fits the needs and growing market demand. A true solar grade silicon.

Cyrium Technologies, Inc.

Cyrium Technologies, Inc.

Canada Office:

1200 Montreal Road, M50-building, IPF wing
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1A 0R6

USA Office:

1250 Oakmead Parkway, Suite 210
Sunnyvale, California, U.S.A.
94085

About

Cyrium Technologies™ is developing a proprietary breakthrough photovoltaic solar cell technology using semiconductor nanotechnolgy. Their business strategy is to become a leader in advanced solar cells, with a focused market-entry addressing terrestrial applications.

Cyrium Technologies leverages a decade of R&D on semiconductor quantum dots and will help concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) system manufacture semiconductor fabrication facilities and a board of directors comprised of industry veterans.

Product

High-efficiency solar cells for concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) applications are now available for independent validations.

Cleanfield Energy

Cleanfield Energy

1404 Cormorant Road, Unit #6
Ancaster, Ontario
L9G 4V5 CANADA

Phone (905) 304-5223
Toll-Free 1 (866) 430-VAWT
Fax (905) 304-5221

About
Cleanfield Energy™ develops, manufactures, markets and distributes innovative renewable energy products. As organizations, businesses and governments are becoming more aware of environmental concerns, Cleanfield offers economical and green energy solutions to overcome those challenges.

These solutions include the Cleanfield V3.5, a modular vertical-axis wind turbine for residential/agricultural ground mounts, and commercial rooftop or ground mounts. The Cleanfield V3.5 can be mounted on suitable flat rooftops, towers, silos, or poles.

The Cleanfield V3.5 can provide homeowners and businesses with renewable, reliable electricity, emergency backup during blackouts and brownouts, and savings on their utility bills. Those with the vision to try new solutions such as the Cleanfield V3.5 can change an uncertain future. They can free themselves from a dependence on an unsteady electrical grid system and empower themselves with a clean and reliable electricity resource.

Company History

* September 2002 – Cleanfield Energy™ established by cofounders Mihail Stern, Alexander Trica and Tony Verrelli
* November 2002 – University of Timisoara, Romania, commenced Research & Development of Cleanfield’s VAWT in conjunction with our engineering team
* January 2004 – Cleanfield Energy™ commenced testing of the first prototype VAWT
* April 2006 – McMaster University’s Mechanical Engineering Department successfully tested the VAWT at the 9-metre NRC wind tunnel facility in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
* September 2006 – Ownership changed; owners finalized an RTO with Strike Resources, resulting in a name change to Cleanfield Alternative Energy, which became the parent company of Cleanfield Energy™
* September 2006 – Cleanfield Alternative Energy commenced trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol AIR (TSXV-AIR)
* June 2006 – Cleanfield Energy™ held a media release for the offical naming of the commercialzed Cleanfield V3.5
* November 2007 – Cleanfield Energy™ releases a letter of intent (LOI) for the sale of 500 turbines.

Products

Wind

Main structural components:

  • Turbine – composed of three blades, six arms that connect the blades and the shaft, and a shaft (centre post), which connects the arms and the generator. This component converts kinetic wind energy into mechanical rotational energy.
  • Generator – a low-speed direct-connected permanent magnet synchronous generator that converts the rotational mechanical energy of the turbine rotor into electric energy. It produces electricity from the rotation of the turbine rotor after it converts potential energy in the wind into electricity
  • Power electronics including the inverter, controller and diversion (dump) load – these are the technologies associated with the efficient conversion, control and conditioning of electric power by static means from its available input form into the desired electrical output form. The inverter is extremely innovative, as it is tailor-made and programmed specifically for the VAWT, but can be configured to accept additional energy sources (e.g., solar, micro-hydro), creating a hybrid renewable energy system.

Other characteristics include:

  • Controlled electro-mechanical brake – assembled inside the generator
  • Micro-vibrations of the blades to prevent ice buildup
  • The turbine top has provisions for installing a lightning rod
  • Optional batteries can store or provide energy based on the consumer’s use.

Cleanfield Energy™ has developed a 60kW Universal Inverter (UI). The UI has received positive test results to date at the Atlantic Wind Test Site in Prince Edward Island. It was installed at the Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan) in May 2006 and is undergoing testing and evaluation.

The Universal Inverter allows for the development of an inverter product family for wind turbine applications ranging from 30kW to 250kW. The UI can work on a variety of generators, such as induction, synchronous with permanent magnets or field windings, and DC. The UI works with generators with the nominal stator frequency at 50 Hz or 60 Hz and with low-speed direct shaft generators. The UI can deliver the energy produced to a three-phase or single-phase grid or can work in an autonomous system and create its own three-phase or single-phase grid. In all situations, the grid frequency can be 50 Hz or 60 Hz. This variety of applications involves reconfiguration of building blocks and loading of different firmware.

The hardware uses a classical approach of two power converters, one controlling the generator to turn the turbine to an optimal speed (maximum output power) and the second to transfer the energy produced by the generator to the AC line. In situations in which there is a significant difference between the generator’s voltage and the AC voltage, the cost of the application will dictate the use of a transformer between the AC line and the UI or a DC boost or buck-cell between the two power converters.

Using the UI in a wind turbine application produces energy at lower wind speeds. Once the turbine turns, depending on its performances, the inverter can deliver energy to the grid.

The UI has been developed in accordance with international standards in terms of power quality, safety and environment.

Geothermal and Solar Techs will be available in the near future

Abengoa Solar

Abengoa Solar

abengoasolar@abengoa.com

+34 91 330 06 69

Spain

About

At Abengoa, they believe that it is time to create a sustainable model of economic development
The overwhelming weight of scientific opinion is that climate change is a reality. At Abengoa Solar, they believe that it is their responsibility to develop and apply solutions that solve this major problem facing mankind.

Climate change is intensifying weather extremes, such as hurricanes, floods, droughts and desertification, and is radically changing ecosystems. If we do not develop alternatives to existing patterns of energy use, the consequences of climate change will get even worse.

Technology

Concentrated Solar Power

What is CSP energy?

Operating Principle

Solar Radiation Concentration

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Generally speaking, C.S.P. technology is based on solar radiation concentration to produce steam or hot air which could then be used on conventional electric plants. Solar energy capture, which has a relatively low density, is one of the main challenges on the development of solar plants. For concentration, most of the systems use mirrors due to their high reflectivity.

Punctual and Linear Concentration

Punctual and lineal concentration could only benefit from direct radiation, and not from diffuse one as this latter could not be concentrated. Linear concentration is easier to install as it has fewer free degrees, but has a lower concentration factor and, therefore, could reach lower temperatures than punctual technology.

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Types of Technology

Within C.S.P. technology, there exist different types of technology, being the most common tower technology, parabolic trough technology and dish Stirling technology.

Flexible Solar Tech

Flexible Solar Tech

Flexible Solar Cell Technologies
(905)9219566
1280 Main Street West , ITB 102 McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Postal code: L8P4J9
About
This company is collaboration between the McMaster University engineering faculty and the Xerox Centre of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation (XEEI). Our laboratory is located at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Our Team:
Dr Adrian Kitai – Founder – Technology development
Adrian holds over 12 patents and has 25 years of experience in design and assembly of optoelectronic components and systems, including flexible electronic structure. He has designed and built flexible displays and solar cell structures for industrial applications.

Jesika Briones – Co founder – Business Development
Jesika’s educational background includes a bachelor of Engineering in manufacturing with specialization on quality, and she is a Master of engineering entrepreneurship and innovation (MEEI) candidate at McMaster University. Her working experience includes more than 3 years experience on extrusion, technology services and automotive industry sectors.

Wei Zhang – Co founder – Technical Development
Wei has developed the flexible solar cell structures with Adrian Kitai and will complete his Master of Engineering degree in April 2008. He is therefore familiar with the design and manufacturing issues for this project. Wei is co-applicant on a patent pending for this technology.
Board of advisors:
Dr. Rafik Loutfy
Named centre director and the inaugural holder of the Walter G. Booth Chair for Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation in 2004. Business executive and entrepreneur. Dr. Loutfy held the position of Corporate Vice President and Director of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC). Dr. Loutfy holds more than 43 patents and has published more than 166 articles.

Glen Crossley
Industrial Liaison Officer at McMaster University has 10 years experience developing and commercializing flexible display and solar cell technologies, most recently as the Director of Product Engineering at Photowatt Technologies

Dr. David Potter
Dr. Potter brings several years of experience in the management of industrial research and development. He joined ShawCor Ltd as Manager of the Advanced Technologies Group in 1996. His team was responsible for the assessment of emerging technologies that had the potential to offer significant competitive advantage.

Technology

Their pending patent modules involve three additional proprietary technologies to take commercially available silicon cells and realize a flexible solar cell.

 

  1. Dicing process: Resulting in same conversion efficiency as the original silicon cell.
  2. Contacting method: Reconnecting cells on a flexible substrate. This method unique cost and reliability advantages
  3. Sunlight maximum absorption and recovering: Through proprietary, patent pending processes we recover the light that would be lost between the cells and enhance the absorption of the sun.

Flexible Solar Tech’s proprietary methods reduce the total amount of silicon needed to achieve a given electrical power rating for the solar cell by 20-30%.

The concept enables high conversion efficiency and long term stability (over 25 years continuous service) in a package that is flexible, lightweight and thin, rather than the glass-encapsulated silicon cells usually associated with this type of performance and is based on well-proven single crystal silicon technology.

Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy

Suite 500, Campana Place
609-14th St NW
Calgary, AB T2N 2A1
Canada

Tel: +1.403.508.7177
Fax: +1.403.205.2509

About
Sustainable Energy is a leading developer and manufacturer of power conversion products for the renewable energy industry. Power conversion is a critical element of clean power integration with electricity grids around the world. Highly intelligent power inverters are needed to efficiently convert the raw power generated by solar modules, small wind turbines, fuel cells, micro-turbines, and battery storage into high quality AC power that is useable in homes and businesses.

Sustainable Energy has developed and patented a unique technology that enables more efficient utilization of renewable energy assets. For Solar applications, the high efficiency at low operating voltages allows arrays to be wired in parallel, resulting in higher power output in real world conditions and substantially greater flexibility in designing building integrated PV systems. For wind power applications, our focus on developing rapid control response makes it possible to capture more power from every gust of wind.

In 2006, the Company launched its first commercial product and captured a large portion of the Spanish market with the Sunergy 5 inverter, setting a solid foundation for growth. Sustainable Energy is currently focused on expanding to new markets, and developing additional products to satisfy the needs of a broader customer base.

The Company is headquartered in Calgary, Canada, and was founded in 1999 to develop power conversion products for Fuel Cell applications. The company has since adapted its universal technology platform to higher growth markets, and is committed to bringing efficient, reliable renewable energy to customers around the world.

Sustainable Energy is a publicly traded company with common shares listed on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol “STG”.

Technology

Solar

SUNERGY 5 Inverters

For long term reliability, SUNERGYTM inverters use a unique approach to power conversion enabling much simpler power electronics circuits that are inherently more robust. The superior thermal properties of the SUNERGY 5 design also protect the electronics from excessive heat.

 

 

No Thermal Rollback
The SUNERGY 5 Inverter sets a new benchmark for reliability and productivity in solar energy systems

The patented approach to power conversion enables the SUNERGY 5 inverter to operate with low voltage inputs which is ideal for parallel solar string layouts.

 

 

Current inverter designs demand that identical modules be arranged in long series to match the high voltage requirements of the inverters. These inverters are based on pulse width modulation technology (PWM), which cannot be designed for low voltage inputs without a substantial loss of efficiency.

Sustainable Energy Technologies patented pulse step technology is a breakthrough in the development of low voltage systems

The SUNERGY 5 inverter reduces the operating voltage range for solar arrays from industrial levels to well below utility norms for residential and commercial sites, significantly improving safety

Wind

Inverters are available for packaging with most small wind turbines. OEM applications include 1 to 10 kW turbines with the following base configurations:

  • 24 Volt, 1.8 kW inverter
  • 48 Volt, 3.6 kW inverter
  • 10 kW dual inverter package

The fast control response of Sustainable Energy’s inverters is ideal for capturing full power from every gust of wind

For small wind systems, a high percentage of energy must be collected during a low percentage of the time.

 

  • Every unit increase in wind speed results in an exponential increase in power, making responsive systems critical for optimal power output (P~V3).
  • Sustainable’s wind inverters have been designed to respond rapidly to gusts to provide the highest possible efficiencies.

Sustainable Energy’s inverters can be used for hybrid systems incorporating solar panels, wind turbines, and even battery backup systems

Innovalight, Inc.

Innovalight, Inc.


965 East Arques Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085-4521

t: 408-419-4400
f: 408-419-4758

info@innovalight.com

About

Innovalight is focused on bringing ultra low-cost solar power modules to the marketplace. Innovalight is harnessing a proprietary silicon-ink process, developed by the company to print thin-film solar power modules. Leveraging the advantages of solvent-based processing, Innovalight will help accelerate the promise of more affordable solar power solutions for residential and commercial applications.

The Company was recognized as a 2006 Technology Pioneer winner at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland. The Company has been extensively profiled in Time Magazine, The Economist, Red Herring and other major news organizations as a technology leader crusading for new cleaner energy solutions.

Innovalight is an early-stage company and is based in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Technology

Innovalight has developed a technology that has the promise to take current silicon-based solar cells (90 percent of market today) to a completely new level of cost. The high cost of production of solar cells today has been one of the major factors inhibiting the overall growth of solar energy as a market.

Innovalight has developed a silicon nanocrystalline ink that holds the promise to bring flexible solar panels to cost that could be as much as ten times cheaper than current solar cell solutions. Using proprietary methods, Innovalight has developed a solvent-based silicon process that lends itself to a low cost production and high throughput manufacturing.

Products

Innovalight is developing products for grid-connected solar power generation. The products that Innovalight is developing will be for both residential and commercial applications.

PrimeStar Solar

PrimeStar Solar

13100 W. 43rd Drive
Golden, CO 80403-7232

Phone: 303-278-3180
Fax: 303-736-4224
About
PrimeStar Solar was founded in 2006 to make large scale, clean, renewable, cost competitive solar electric power a reality. PrimeStar Solar has an experienced and dedicated team with core competencies in thin film photovoltaics (PV) and thin film deposition equipment. The company’s proprietary semiconductor technology and equipment have been optimized for automated continuous manufacturing for high throughput and yield that will result in low cost PV modules. The thin film technology requires far less semiconductor material and far less energy to manufacture PV modules than conventional crystalline silicon PV. PrimeStar Solar’s product is designed to enable economically competitive large scale solar PV power plants that will help offset the negative environmental impacts of fossil fuel electricity generation.

PrimeStar Solar is scaling up the world record efficiency thin film cadmium telluride PV technology that was developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). NREL is the primary national laboratory in the United States for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. It is recognized as the world’s leading thin film PV research institution. PrimeStar is uniquely positioned for ongoing collaboration with NREL by virtue of its corporate development center being located within a 10 minute drive of the lab. To further enhance this interaction, in February 2007, PrimeStar Solar signed a cooperative research and development agreement with NREL.

In June, 2007, PrimeStar Solar was awarded a $3M U.S. Department of Energy Solar America Initiative contract for commercial scale up of the world record cadmium telluride PV technology. The Solar American Initiative is a national program started in 2006 to ensure that solar energy technologies will play a growing role in U.S. energy supplies and the U.S. economy by making the technology cost-competitive in the near future. PrimeStar Solar was chosen as one of ten awardees. The contract is milestone based with stage gate reviews and off ramps for non-performing awardees. PrimeStar Solar is pleased to have successfully met all milestones and passed through all stage gate reviews to date.

PrimeStar Solar is a private company with strategic investment partners. Initial financing of $6.2M was secured in the fall of 2006. In September 2007, GE Energy, one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies, took a minority equity position in PrimeStar Solar. In June 2008, GE Energy increased its equity share in PrimeStar Solar becoming a majority shareholder. This solid financial backing is allowing PrimeStar Solar to proceed with confidence in its commercialization effort.

PRODUCTS

PrimeStar Solar is bringing to market the latest thin film PV module technology

PrimeStar Solar’s product will be a 60 cm x 120 cm frameless glass-glass photovoltaic (PV) module that is optimized for use in large scale grid connected installations.

  • The modules will undergo rigorous safety and reliability testing to achieve the following certifications:
    • UL 1703
    • IEC 61646
    • TUV Safety Class II
    • CE Mark
  • The frameless modules are designed to withstand weather extremes such as snow, hail, and wind while being more cost effective than traditional framed modules
  • The modules have a robust glass-glass laminate design that will stand up to climate extremes of temperature, humidity, and UV
  • The thin film semiconductor technology performs well in high temperature and low light situations
  • The modules will be well suited for both rooftop and ground mounted applications
  • The modules have been designed for recyclability at the end of their useful life
  • PrimeStar Solar PV modules will be manufactured on highly automated continuous flow lines to achieve high yields while minimizing manufacturing costs