TUCSON, ARIZONA, Ariz.–Semprius, Inc., a developer of high-concentration photovoltaic panels (HCPV) announced today the industry’s first high concentration photovoltaic-based microcell (HCPV) Research Development & Demonstration (RD & D) system installation. The introduction of Tucson Electric Power (TEP) in August, 2010, the system combines a powerful HCPV Semprius ‘ innovative modules developed by Siemens and automated highly optimized for the Sun to the monitoring system. TEP project is signed by the joint development agreement will enter into force on 1 January 2010 Semprius, Siemens, part of a new test which leads to numerous places around the world and the introduction of the HCPV systems.
Semprius is brought to the attention of the TEP-HCPV system modules. HCPV solar offers the smallest levelized cost of energy, the sunny and dry climates of photovoltaic technology, the greater the conversion efficiency and higher energy output. Patented production process Semprius has developed innovative microcells, which improves system performance and reliability, and reduce costs. These efficient gallium arsenide-based microcells, only 600 microns in the territory of which 600 microns and less than 10 microns thick, are more than 300 times smaller than the competing HCPV obtained by the cells. A thousand times in the sunlight of protein concentrates Optics so that only 0.1% of the module surface is coated with microcells. Microcell is a very small size allows for the use of lower cost optics and electronic maps, which removes the heat, so that there is no need for expensive thermal management solutions.
“For us, a low footprint and effective technology play a key role in the system cost korkoriskien HCPV and to improve the performance and reliability,” said Joe Carr, President and CEO, Semprius. “Collaboration and Siemens and Tucson Electric Power renewable energy demonstration of such leaders, we believe in the system represent a significant step forward in order to strengthen the position of the continuing effort to help towards the additional costs arising in the land of the rising sun”.
Siemens TEP RD & D delivered system 2-axis-tracker. Tracker, which uses the Siemens Simatic S7-1200 ‘ safe automation system and NREL’s Solar positioning algorithm provides tracking accuracy better than 0.2 degrees. Siemens industrial electronics parts are designed to work with Arizona’s desert climate of dry. Tracker also includes a built-in data remotely, which allows for the supply of Semprius monitor system performance.
Peter Krause, the business segment Manager for Siemens Industry, Inc. “with the introduction of a competitive project HCPV cost is the key to the success of this technology,” noted “By combining our Advanced automation and equipment with the Panel Believe this Semprius HCPV project to demonstrate the technology’s potential in the grid level prices shall be forwarded to the add-in for customers.”
“We are looking forward to learning how to use the technology to run HCPV Semprius ‘ service territory, in particular in the us during the peak electric usage,” said Steve Metzger, Superintendent of the design, Distribution and technical services Tucson Electric starting. “Collaborative project contributes significantly to our efforts to assess and improve the performance of the TEP employed by our customers after their stay at solar technologies.”