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Renewable Energy Technology Compan...
Silicon CPV
A Brief Introduction to Silicon CPVA Brief Introduction to Silicon CPV
Silicon CPV is a British Company
with a...
Silicon CPV
• Setting up of Akhter Group
• Field: Electronics, Semiconductor, IT
SILICON CPVSILICON CPV HistoryHistory
11/...
Silicon CPV
Silicon CPV’s R&D Facility in Harlow UKSilicon CPV’s R&D Facility in Harlow UK
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Silicon CPV’s R&D Facility in Harlow UKSilicon CPV’s R&D Facility in Harlow UK
Electro less Plating of Copper,...
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Worldwide Patents & ResearchWorldwide Patents & Research
Silicon CPV has a Number of Worldwide
Patents in the ...
Silicon CPV
Current ProjectsCurrent Projects
High Efficiency Low Cost All Back Contact Silicon Solar Cell
– Target 24% Eff...
Silicon CPV
HELICS Solar CellHELICS Solar Cell
“HELICS” is Silicon CPV’s Patented “All Back Contact”
Solar Cell Device wit...
Silicon CPV
HELICS Solar Cell StructureHELICS Solar Cell Structure
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HELICS Solar Cell Process StepsHELICS Solar Cell Process Steps
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Silicon Cells can’t transform the whole
spectrum of sunlight into energy.
Economic limit is at 28% efficiency
...
Silicon CPV
• Multi Junction Cells
Uses Gallium Arsenide
(GaAs III-V) Cells
GaAs III-V Used in Space
Program
High Cost Mat...
Silicon CPV
Silicon CPV TechnologySilicon CPV Technology
• Single Junction Cells
 Laser Grooved Contact
 Lower Shadowing...
Silicon CPV
• Prismatic Lens
 Array of rectangular refractive prisms
 781 varying size precision prisms
 High energy un...
Silicon CPV
Silicon CPV TechnologySilicon CPV Technology
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Silicon CPV TechnologySilicon CPV Technology
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Application for “HELICS” Solar CellApplication for “HELICS” Solar Cell
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Silicon CPV
Silicon CPV - Solar Light TechnologySilicon CPV - Solar Light Technology
• Very High Efficiency “HELICS” Solar...
Silicon CPV
A Basic Solar Street Light StructureA Basic Solar Street Light Structure
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Specifications of a Typical Solar LightSpecifications of a Typical Solar Light
• 120W LED Source
• 340W Photov...
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Light Footprint from Typical Solar LightLight Footprint from Typical Solar Light
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Typical Assembly and InstallationTypical Assembly and Installation
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Typical Assembly and InstallationTypical Assembly and Installation
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And Finally – 220Kg on top of 10m PoleAnd Finally – 220Kg on top of 10m Pole
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Glare from Poor LED Light DesignGlare from Poor LED Light Design
Poor Design can also Results in
Strong Glare ...
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Glare from LED Lights – Bad DesignGlare from LED Lights – Bad Design
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Light Footprint of Silicon CPV’s SolarLight Footprint of Silicon CPV’s Solar
LightLight
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Silicon CPV’s Street Light OpticsSilicon CPV’s Street Light Optics
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Silicon CPV’s Highway Solar LightSilicon CPV’s Highway Solar Light
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Silicon CPV uses Specially Desi...
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Silicon CPV’s High Way Solar LightSilicon CPV’s High Way Solar Light
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Talk by Humayun Mughal, Silicon CPV, at CDT-PV kick-off event, University of Liverpool, Nov 2014

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  1. 1. Silicon CPVSilicon CPV Silicon CPVSilicon CPV 11/03/15 1 Silicon CPV PlcSilicon CPV Plc Renewable Energy Technology CompanyRenewable Energy Technology Company
  2. 2. Silicon CPV A Brief Introduction to Silicon CPVA Brief Introduction to Silicon CPV Silicon CPV is a British Company with a Long History of Research & Development and Manufacturing facilities in UK 11/03/15 2
  3. 3. Silicon CPV • Setting up of Akhter Group • Field: Electronics, Semiconductor, IT SILICON CPVSILICON CPV HistoryHistory 11/03/15 3 1979 2000 • Akhter Group starts R&D in Photovoltaics 2007 2011 2013 • Silicon CPV Launches a Range of Light Weight Solar Street Lights based on Very High Efficiency Solar Cells and High Efficiency LEDs • Akhter Group spins off specialist R&D Company - Silicon CPV • Silicon CPV Awarded Research Grant to Develop its Patented Very High Efficiency Solar Cell by Technology Strategy Board UK
  4. 4. Silicon CPV Silicon CPV’s R&D Facility in Harlow UKSilicon CPV’s R&D Facility in Harlow UK 11/03/15 4
  5. 5. Silicon CPV Silicon CPV’s R&D Facility in Harlow UKSilicon CPV’s R&D Facility in Harlow UK Electro less Plating of Copper, Nickle and Silver on P-Type and N-Type Silicon Laser Grooving Facility for Silicon Wafers 4 Tube Diffusion Furness Wet Chemistry Lab Ion Implant Facilities Scanning Electron Microscope Solar Cell Characterisation Lab 11/03/15 5
  6. 6. Silicon CPV Worldwide Patents & ResearchWorldwide Patents & Research Silicon CPV has a Number of Worldwide Patents in the Field of Photovoltaics Silicon CPV has been Awarded Research Grants by UK & Spanish Governments Silicon CPV has done Collaborative R&D work with many Universities 11/03/15 6
  7. 7. Silicon CPV Current ProjectsCurrent Projects High Efficiency Low Cost All Back Contact Silicon Solar Cell – Target 24% Efficiency – “HELICS” Novel Design Solar Street Lights High Efficiency and Scalable Solar MPPT Charge Controller Energy Management Controller for Integration of Scalable Hybrid Power Plants – Grid, Solar, Wind, Diesel, Storage Zig Bee Network based High Efficiency LED Lighting for Commercial Applications Optics for Solar Street Lights Water Desalination and Filtration using Solar Energy 11/03/15 7
  8. 8. Silicon CPV HELICS Solar CellHELICS Solar Cell “HELICS” is Silicon CPV’s Patented “All Back Contact” Solar Cell Device with Target Efficiency of 24% Device is Produced Using Low Cost “Solar Grade” Commercially available P-Type Silicon Processing Steps are compatible with current Volume Manufacturing Techniques 11/03/15 8
  9. 9. Silicon CPV HELICS Solar Cell StructureHELICS Solar Cell Structure 11/03/15 9
  10. 10. Silicon CPV HELICS Solar Cell Process StepsHELICS Solar Cell Process Steps 11/03/15 10
  11. 11. Silicon CPV Silicon Cells can’t transform the whole spectrum of sunlight into energy. Economic limit is at 28% efficiency Multi Junction Cells with several III/V semiconductor layers can transform a much higher percentage. Concentrator TechnologyConcentrator Technology 1111/03/15
  12. 12. Silicon CPV • Multi Junction Cells Uses Gallium Arsenide (GaAs III-V) Cells GaAs III-V Used in Space Program High Cost Material High Light > Energy Conversion 43%+ Production Efficiency in 2014 Can operate with Light at 2,000 Suns Single Junction Monolithic Triple Junction Mechanically Separated Multi Junction ConcentratorConcentrator TechnologyTechnology 11/03/15 12
  13. 13. Silicon CPV Silicon CPV TechnologySilicon CPV Technology • Single Junction Cells  Laser Grooved Contact  Lower Shadowing Losses  Good Reflection Properties  Low Internal Resistance  Concentration Ratio 120:1  Existing Manufacturing Technology  High Heat Dissipation 03/11/15 13
  14. 14. Silicon CPV • Prismatic Lens  Array of rectangular refractive prisms  781 varying size precision prisms  High energy uniformity at target  Low manufacturing cost  3 years development cycle  Greater than 80% efficiency Silicon CPV TechnologySilicon CPV Technology 03/11/15 14
  15. 15. Silicon CPV Silicon CPV TechnologySilicon CPV Technology 03/11/15 15
  16. 16. Silicon CPV Silicon CPV TechnologySilicon CPV Technology 03/11/15 16
  17. 17. Silicon CPV Silicon CPV TechnologySilicon CPV Technology 03/11/15 17
  18. 18. Silicon CPV Silicon CPV TechnologySilicon CPV Technology 03/11/15 18
  19. 19. Silicon CPV Application for “HELICS” Solar CellApplication for “HELICS” Solar Cell 11/03/15 19
  20. 20. Silicon CPV Silicon CPV - Solar Light TechnologySilicon CPV - Solar Light Technology • Very High Efficiency “HELICS” Solar Cells • Special Chemistry Long Life Lithium Batteries – 5 Years • Maximum Power Point Tracking Controller - MPPT • Proprietary LED drive Electronics that Achieves 180 Lumens per Watt • High Power, High Efficiency LEDs • Wireless Remote Monitoring and Control • Computer controlled Energy Management System • Specially Designed Optics to Direct Light on to Road 11/03/15 20
  21. 21. Silicon CPV A Basic Solar Street Light StructureA Basic Solar Street Light Structure 11/03/15 21
  22. 22. Silicon CPV Specifications of a Typical Solar LightSpecifications of a Typical Solar Light • 120W LED Source • 340W Photovoltaic Panel (2.5m² Area) • 2x200Ah Batteries – Weight 130Kg • Battery Life 2 Years • Light out put 8,000 Lumens • Actual Light on the Road area 6,000 Lumens • Total Weight 220Kg • Installation Requires Heavy Lifting Equipment 11/03/15 22
  23. 23. Silicon CPV Light Footprint from Typical Solar LightLight Footprint from Typical Solar Light 11/03/15 23
  24. 24. Silicon CPV Typical Assembly and InstallationTypical Assembly and Installation 11/03/15 24
  25. 25. Silicon CPV Typical Assembly and InstallationTypical Assembly and Installation 11/03/15 25
  26. 26. Silicon CPV And Finally – 220Kg on top of 10m PoleAnd Finally – 220Kg on top of 10m Pole 11/03/15 26
  27. 27. Silicon CPV Glare from Poor LED Light DesignGlare from Poor LED Light Design Poor Design can also Results in Strong Glare from the LED Lights This can be Dangerous for the Drivers 11/03/15 27
  28. 28. Silicon CPV Glare from LED Lights – Bad DesignGlare from LED Lights – Bad Design 11/03/15 28
  29. 29. Silicon CPV Light Footprint of Silicon CPV’s SolarLight Footprint of Silicon CPV’s Solar LightLight 11/03/15 29
  30. 30. Silicon CPV Silicon CPV’s Street Light OpticsSilicon CPV’s Street Light Optics 11/03/15 30
  31. 31. Silicon CPV Silicon CPV’s Highway Solar LightSilicon CPV’s Highway Solar Light 11/03/15 31 Silicon CPV uses Specially Designed Optics to Direct Most of Light on to the Road and also Reduces Glare
  32. 32. Silicon CPV Silicon CPV’s High Way Solar LightSilicon CPV’s High Way Solar Light 11/03/15 32
  33. 33. Silicon CPV 11/03/15 33

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