Sunvapor and Horizon Nut Team Up to Showcase New Solar Technology that Cuts Fuel Costs in the Central Valley
"Green Parabolic Trough Collector": Cooperative award provides R&D funding to demonstrate sustainable collector designed with artificial intelligence
Hybridizing solar thermal with photovoltaics
Sunvapor is proud to be a partner in the "High Temperature InGaN Thermionic Topping Cells" Consortium pursuing a three year ARPA-e funded FOCUS project to develop a hybrid solar receiver that produces electricity directly through the photovoltaic effect while heating a fluid to produce electricity in a thermodynamic power plant. The high energy portion of the solar spectrum is absorbed by a novel high-temperature tandem cell derivative of LED technology while the low energy spectrum is transmitted by the cell to heat the fluid. This way, more electricity can be produced per square meter of collector, and part of the energy can be stored inexpensively in molten salt tanks to generate electricity at night.