Morgan Solar Technology Saves Costs

09 Sep
Morgan Solar Technology Saves Costs

Morgan Solar touts that their new technology is able to reduce costs by up to 75% when compared to traditional concentrating-solar solutions. Pretty bold claim - read on below to know how it functions.

Unlike current concentrating-solar designs which use lenses or reflectors to direct the sunlight onto solar cells, Morgan Solar’s uses what it is calling a “Light-guide Solar Optic” made of acrylic which concentrates sunlight 750 times onto multilayered solar cells at the edge of the plastic. The company says that their system eliminates the bulkiness of traditional CPV systems, is extremely low cost, uses no toxic materials and is 100% recyclable. Two triangular optics are put together in a package about the size and shape of a CD case, each drawing light to one corner of the concentrator. A panel will consist of 80 to 100 of these CD-case-like arrangements. By guiding light to the edge – not the bottom – of a panel, the concentrator releases heat instead of trapping it and doesn't overheat.

Well, I'm in full support of such advancements in green technology - hopefully Morgan Solar gets these out of the door ASAP.

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