To develop a novel hybrid led/solar algal photobioreactor. This bioreactor will utilize advances in dye solar cells, light delivery and dispersion, and artificial illumination to greatly increase the effectiveness of pond biofuels' algal carbon conversion process.
10 % Efficient Dye Solar Cells
Developing very cheap photovoltaic cells based on dye sensitised titanium dioxide chemistry. The product would be a glass-metal foil or glass-plastic sandwich, half the weight of a silicon product of a similar size.
Orionsolar will be improving their 15cm x 15cm single cell design and assembly to give 7% efficient pv dye cell modules in fully scaled-up manufacturing processes. Solaronix will be scaling up their narrow strip monolithic module design to 30cm x 30cm and then 90cm x 60cm size with 6% efficiency.
To develop a solar power system floating on water and to demonstrate how it can bring a substantial decrease in electricity production costs. Key elements are concentration of solar energy on solar cells and an innovative cooling system using water as a cold source.
The project is focused on the development of a 5 kwe stirling dish employing a new concept of concentrator, a new generation of solar receiver that may include hybrid operation and/or storage option, and a free piston stirling engine; allowing a reduction of the system's cost down to 2 euros/watt.
Development of breakthrough applications for integrating a microturbine with a solar power system, by cooperation with an italian team, experienced in aspects of microturbine development, fabrication and installation, and an israeli team with extensive expertise in solar energy technology
New flat photovoltaic panel with low sun concentration and one axis tracking.
To bring and implement inkjet digital printing for front side metallisation, produce a fully working solar cell with a newly developed inkjet printed nano silver based ink, increased efficiency and reduced manufacturing cost.
To develop improved inkjet digital bifunctional inks for front side metallisation and produce a fully working solar cell with the newly developed inks, based on nano silver with selective emitter function, increased efficiency and reduced manufacturing cost.