Are you in the market for the best cpv solar cells for sale and Concentrated Pv Cell Price? Concentrated Photovoltaics (CPV) is increasingly been recognized as the technology which holds the greatest promise in meeting the energy challenges facing the world.
A concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system converts light energy into electrical energy in the same way that conventional photovoltaic technology does. The difference in the technologies lies in the addition of an optical system that focuses a large area of sunlight onto each cell. Concentrating photovoltaics has been an established science since the 1970s, but is only now reaching commercial viability. It is the newest technology to enter the solar Sector.
CPV systems can be thought of as telescopes, trained on the suns position and feeding the concentrated light to the cell. The magnification ratio used in different CPV system designs varies so widely that three classes of systems have developed:
- Low concentration (LCPV), where the magnification ratio is less than 10X
- Medium concentration (MCPV), between 10X and 150X;
- High concentration, where the ratio lies above 150X, but is usually less than 1000X.
Concentrating photovoltaic technology offers the following advantages:
- Potential for solar cell efficiencies greater than 40%
- No moving parts
- No intervening heat transfer surface
- Near-ambient temperature operation
- No thermal mass; fast response
- Reduction in costs of cells relative to optics
- Scalable to a range of sizes.Zytech Solar has focused its own technology on the development of low concentration technology. With an approximate concentration of 2.25X, it produces 1.8 to 2 times more power than a regular PV installation.
LOW CONCENTRATION PHOTOVOLTAIC (LCPV)
- Low concentration technology takes into consideration new legal requirements.
- With an approximate concentration of 2.25X, it produces 1.8 to 2 times more power than a regular PV installation, just by adding low cost side mirrors.
- The PV module adapts to higher temperature work with few changes. Cells have a specific design for work in 5X conditions.
- Accords to IEC 62108 requirements.
- Control modules temperature with PT100 resistance.
Medium Concentration Photovoltaic (MCPV)
120X MEDIUM CONCENTRATION PV
Zytech CPV advantages…
- We have a manufacturability advantage over our competitors
- We have a major cost advantage over our competitors
- No one has the simplicity of our technology
- Our product reliability is outstanding
Zytech 120X MCPV is a medium concentration ratio module with the following features:
- Patented 120X concentrator system
- Extremely cost effective for rapid ROI
- Designed for long term durability and reliability
- Suitable for large grid connected applications and solar farms
Concentrated Pv Cell Price
Recently, a scattering of system price points have started to make it into public realm, and some detailed industry market analysis reports have also been published [3,4]. We have attempted to collect all publically released values up to and including the end of 2012; the values and their source are given in Table 1, and the collection is displayed graphically by year in Figure 1. The data sources are categorized into (a) industry market analysis reports that are typically based on a survey of numerous undisclosed companies and (b) reports specific to one particular company or one particular installation. When a range of prices were given by a source, we display the data as the average value with error bars stretching across the range.
All data between 2007 and 2011 is actual data (not predictions), while predicted values for year 2012 and later originate solely from industry reports. Current pricing for end of 2012 appears to be 3.0 ± 0.7 $/W, and predictions in this figure would assert a future 2020 CPV systems cost of 1.5 $/W. It is obvious that significant price decreases have occurred in the past six years, but whether such trends will continue are typically best guess predictions, with a consequent high degree of uncertainty [4,5]. To determine grid competitiveness, these capital costs should be used as inputs, along with operations and maintenance costs and DNI solar resource data at specific location(s) to evaluate the LCOE of the CPV