CPV Dish System Overview
Solar Systems is the pioneer of the unique ‘Dense Array’ concentrated photovoltaic convertor system, providing the highest efficiency CPV technology today.
Solar Systems dish concentrators utilize reflective optics to concentrate the light at 500 times the normal intensity of sunlight. The system uses highly reflective mirrors that focus the sunlight onto a patented ultra-high efficiency photovoltaic receiver which directly converts (via photovoltaic materials) the sunlight into electricity, currently at around 40% efficiency.
To operate in different regions the system is designed to Australian and International standards (IEC)
Ambient operating temperature range 0oC to +50oC; Minimal Land Requirements; only 6 acres per MW DC installed; Designed for greater than 25 years service life; Designed for snow loading, high wind speed up to 41m/s in any direction and various seismic regions.; Four standard foundation designs for lower cost installation (site dependant); Latitude exclusion zone: ± 13o of the equator