How it works

The Solarus PowerCollector™ is a concentrating, hybrid solar photovoltaic and solar thermal panel. Concentrating means that it has a curved mirror to collect and reflect more sunlight throughout the day. Hybrid means that it combines solar photovoltaic (PV) generation of electricity with solar thermal (T) generation heat.

Our core technologies

Maximum Reflector Concentration™ technology is our solution: a curved mirror – technically an asymmetrical parabolic trough – reflects as much concentrated sunlight onto the receiver as possible, no matter the sun’s angle.

Active Cell Cooling™ means we use water to draw heat away from the solar PV cells. The result: improved electrical performance of up to 40% and extended cell longevity. Solar PV cells become less efficient as they heat up. We want to ensure that our PV efficiency remains stable by reducing the cell temperature.

The new PowerCollector

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Heat

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Electricity

Generates both heat and electricity

Current applications

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Heat

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Electricity

Near future applications

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Cooling

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Desalination

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Purification

Current applications

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Heat

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Electricity

Near future applications

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Cooling

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Desalination

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Purification

You can find more info in our technical brochures

Three times more power

The potential of this hybrid system has long been dubbed the “golden egg” of solar technology because, compared with traditional PV panels, it is capable of producing three times more power per installed surface area.

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