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Concentrated Solar Applications

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    Instruments and analyzers for DNI measurements at CPV sites

    Concentrating Photovoltaics (CPV) is driven by only direct solar radiation. To quantify the energy efficiency of a CPV system the total DNI and direct spectral solar irradiance, called spectral DNI, can be measured. Solar sensors are crucial during the phase of development and operation. Even at high sunny places, the composition and variability of the atmosphere strongly affects the solar spectral distribution and will impact on the energy yield and the decision on which cell type to use. The pyrheliometer in combination with the spectral radiometer for DNI measurements accurately pinpoint the solar prospect for certain sites, the spectral impact on the performance and efficiency of the module.

    By EKO Instruments based in San Jose, CALIFORNIA (USA).

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    Chemical Analyzing in Photovoltaics for the Solar Power Industry

    In the earlier days, the chemistry involved in solar cell manufacturing was relatively simple, using commodity chemicals. With cell efficiencies continuously on the rise and new cell concepts slowly being introduced with increased speed of processing, precise chemical concentration control is becoming crucial to obtain consistency and more cost-effective manufacturing of solar panels. This is possible by monitoring on-line the etching bath composition, a small but genuine step forward in your competitive advantage.

    Typical parameters: NaOH – Si – HF – HNO3

    By AppliTek NV based in Nazareth, BELGIUM.

  • Solutions for solar, energy & environment sector

    When it comes to energy production and protecting the environment, going down new paths is more critical than ever before. We do just that. SCHOTT Solar has more than 50 years of experience in solar technology and combines expert knowledge in receiver technology for solar power plants with parabolic trough technology and photovoltaics under one roof. Welcome to the future.

    By SCHOTT AG / SCHOTT Solar CSP GmbH based in Mainz, GERMANY.

  • Organic Rankine Cycle for electricity from heat collected by solar collectors

    Turboden units allow to convert the heat collected by solar collectors into electricity through an efficient thermodynamic cycle. Concentrating Solar Power systems with Turboden ORC can be cost-effective from 200 kW electric, depending on the irradiation of the installation site.

    Is it suitable for you?

    • Concentrating solar collector field from 2 ha
    • Hybrid CSP plants, e.g. solar+biomass

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