And solves a known problem: Concentration of light increases heat, which decreases the production of electrical energy in PV.
Current solar power theory estimates that a square meter of sunlight has a maximum energy content of 1,000 watts. Based on this, a 20% efficient photovoltaic (PV) panel should produce 200 watts of energy from one square meter of sunlight.
Through its unique patent pending design, V3Solar is able to concentrate up to 150X more sunlight on 1X sun mono PV without the cells overheating. This is achieved through a combination of solar concentrating lenses and unique thermal management.
Light is transferred to electricity in nanoseconds. Heat is transferred in milliseconds (1,000,000X longer). Dynamic Spin captures the light, generates the electrical energy, and then spins away before the heat can be transferred to the PV.
The V3Solar patent pending design also delivers a higher level of efficiency from PV. Tests to date have shown improvements under laboratory conditions of around 20%, which effectively lifts the efficiency of the PV from 20% to 24%.
V3Solar’s ability to concentrate light dramatically reduces the amount of PV required for a given output, thus reducing the cost per watt. The improved efficiency of the PV means that less light is required to create the same amount of watts, further reducing costs and improving efficiency of the overall unit.
To put it all in one sentence, V3Solar concentrates more light on the PV cells, while maintaining a low operating temperature, and the patented spin further improves the efficiency of the PV to increase the total amount of energy produced, while lowering the cost per watt.
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