Emcore Unveils Commercial Rooftop CPV System
The system incorporates the firm's III-V compound semiconductor multijunction solar technology
Emcore Corporation has announced that the Emcore Soliant 1000 Commercial Rooftop Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) System is now available for pre-production orders.
The Soliant 1000 is powered by Emcore's III-V multijunction solar cell technology.
Emcore Soliant 1000
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 very cost-effective solar solution for commercial rooftops in regions with high Direct Normal Irradiance.
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 1000 MWh per year of energy output. The system combines Emcore's solar cell technology with a patent-pending TipTilt Tracking system that tracks the sun's movement all day to maximise critical peak-hour energy output when utility energy is most expensive.
The Emcore Soliant 1000 panels are low profile, lightweight, non-penetrating 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 labour and system costs. Commercial building owners receive the benefits of the lowest Levelised 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.
Christopher Larocca, Chief Operating Officer for Emcore says, "This announcement opens the door for Emcore to enter the estimated $2 billion annual rooftop solar market. Production and deliveries are scheduled to commence later this year and we look forward to addressing this new segment."