Technology

Technology

At Solar Earth we are building hardened solar panels and associated systems for installation into ground mounted arrays. Solar panels that can withstand pedestrian, bicycle or automobile traffic demand a level of protection not typically found in rack-mounted solutions. The hardware and electronic requirements for these systems are also significantly more stringent than conventionally encountered. We have developed, tested and re-developed several novel solutions.

  • Panels that can be glued to a concrete or asphalt substrate.
  • Panels that can be installed on top of existing infrastructure without modification.
  • Hybrid panels that generate both thermal and electrical energy.
  • Panels that can be used for walkways or patios that include ice melting technology.
  • Panels systems that are integrated with electric vehicle charging technology.

In addition to these engineered solutions to module-level solar power problems, we are aggressively pursuing cell-level research. Our “G3” program is exploring novel ways to significantly improve the energy density of solar solutions. Some of the progress we are making with this research is at a semiconductor level, and some if it comes from novel approaches to cell integration techniques.

Solar Earth is “on the road” to expanding the deployment opportunities for solar energy systems at a minimum possible cost per watt.