V3Solar Photovoltaic Spin Cell?
January 27, 2013 in Technology
V3Solar has developed a break through technology, which dramatically increases the overall energy output of the photovoltaic material in its new Spin Cell solar devices.
V3Solar’s CEO, Michael Neistat, says that the key to solar capturing market share is to focus on the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), not the cost per watt. By increasing the “power density” (producing more watts per square meter) V3Solar lowers the cost for land, installation, and maintenance.
V3Solar offers four major advantages:
- 20X more energy production from the same type and amount of PV material
- 1/20 the amount of silicon produces the same power
- Direct AC power (no inverter required)
- Significantly Lower Total Cost of Ownership
Neistat explains, “If you needed say 15 acres for a solar farm to produce 2 MW with flat panel technology, with V3Solar you would only need about 1 acre for the same energy production. This is done by using the Power Poles, that hold ten 1KW Spin Cells on one pole with a footprint of 10 SF. This one feature alone makes many more projects economically viable without the added benefit of the built in XY tracking which allows the spin cell to produce energy for far greater periods when compared to fixed flat panels.
Neistat describes V3Solar’s innovative entry level 1 KW Sentinel Solar Spin Cell as their first product in an intended comprehensive range of solar spin cells developing between 500 watts to 10KW per system, with either DC or direct AC output.
Neistat also states that the key to their dramatic increase in energy production over existing static panels is attributed to the “dynamic spin” of the Sentinel. “V3Solar’s energy harvesting technology will provide the solar industry with a cost effective and important feature set.
According to Chris La Due, the inventor of the V3Solar technology: “We are introducing by way of our Sentinel spin cell series a substantially smaller footprint and with the ability to provide the higher levels of consistent power required for industrial, commercial and large scale applications. Theory does not capture market share – results do.”