IBM and Airlight Energy are developing an easy to install, low-maintenance and long lifetime, affordable Solar Power Technology.
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The new Airlight Energy High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal system by IBM Research has teamed up with Swiss-based Airlight Energy, will have no seasonal dependence on output, and is designed for small-medium size energy consumers, such as hotels, residences, hospitals, small industries, ecc.
A new ultra-high concentration 12 KWel – 20 KWth unit, currently under development, jointly with IBM research Zurich. The system implements a multi-mirror parabolic dish topology (40 m2 active surface area) and will achieve concentrations beyond 2,000 suns.
Advantages of the new system:
Ideal for deployment in rural or remote areas
Flexible product: customization possible
Easy to install and low-maintenance and long lifetime
No seasonal dependence on output
Installation in small number possible
more information at www.dsolar.ch
sources IBM and Airlight Energy