Sunrgi HQ (TGW) – Sunrgi has unveiled its new solar power technology which it says will only cost 5 centers per kilowatt – as cheap as fossil fuels.
The system, Xtreme Concentrated Photovoltaics (XCPV), concentrates the equivalent of more than 1600 times the sun’s energy onto extremely efficient solar cells. The XCPV system uses the same principle as a magnifying glass, concentrating the sun’s energy onto solar cells that convert more than 37% of the sun’s energy.
Sunrgi’s Coolmove technology also prevents the solar cells from melting under the intensified sunlight.
However, the technology is different from solar thermal power in that it does not heat water into steam that drives a turbine like in solar thermal power.
The company expects the technology to be available in 12 to 15 months.
Via :: Sunrgi :: Ecogeek