13 June 2012
Emcore, a provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optic and solar power markets, has announced that the Emcore Soliant 1000 Commercial Rooftop Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) System is now available for pre-production orders.
The system will be introduced and demonstrated in Europe for the first time at Intersolar Europe, 13-15 June, in hall A4, booth 242 of the Munich Trade Fair Centre.
The Emcore Soliant 1000 is designed to generate solar power for commercial buildings with high-energy demands. The system offers one of the highest energy production densities of any available solar system, making it a cost-effective solar solution for commercial rooftops in regions with high Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI), the company says. Emcore’s Soliant 1000 generates more than 500 watts peak per panel (18 watts peak per square foot), requiring approximately 28% less rooftop area than polycrystalline and approximately 38% less rooftop area than thin-film solar panels to generate 1000MWh per year of energy output. The system combines Emcore solar cell technology with a patent-pending TipTilt Tracking system that tracks the sun’s movement all day to maximize critical peak-hour energy output when utility energy is most expensive.
The Emcore Soliant 1000 panels are low profile, lightweight, nonpenetrating and come fully assembled and ready to drop in place. This presents a strong value proposition for developers, integrators and installers as more projects can be completed in less time with lower labor and system costs. Commercial building owners receive the benefits of the lowest Levelized Cost of Energy, which is the final cost to produce a kilowatt-hour of solar power, along with a system that is designed for over 25 years of life.