A new way to harness the power of the sun
The world's tendency towards clean energy has resulted in a constant and growing demand for more efficient and reliable photovoltaics. The EU-funded ConPhoNo project proposes a new invention consisting of a thin plastic foil capable of collecting sunlight and directing it to a point of intense light emission. The project will investigate open questions related to the application of the invention aiming to prepare the product for the market. Moreover, these concentration foils will be tested in concentrated photovoltaics (CPV), which is considered the leading concept in solar energy. The project’s objective is to prove that the concentration foils can successfully replace the existing Fresnel lens-based concentrators resulting in increasing the efficiency of CPVs while reducing production costs.
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