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DEFCON

Development of Proof of Concept modules for Concentrator Photovoltaic receivers using innovative materials

  • Technology Strategy Board 18 month research and development project

 

Project Objectives

  • Develop proof of concept low to medium concentration (up to 100X) CPV modules.
  • Compare alternatives to industry standard materials aiming to improve production processes and module lifetime.

 

Solar Capture Technologies’ achievements

  • Proof of concept modules have been reproducibly manufactured at low volume using improved techniques.
  • Several novel materials compared to EVA as alternative encapsulants for CPV modules.
  • 70 proof of concept concentrator modules installed as part of a contained ecosystem within a greenhouse in the Netherlands, gathering real time data.
  • Presented results at the Photovoltaic Science Applications and Technology (PVSAT) conference and the European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC)

 
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    March 2012 to August 2013
  • Application:
    N/A