CPVRS, a reference for the CPV industry

The CPVRS 072 is a fully integrated 7,2 m2 solar aperture 2,16 kWp CPV system including CPV receiver panels, primary optics and high accuracy tracking system.

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It is designed to be assembled at decentralised facilities and shipped to the field as a single unit, thus optimizing logistics and minimizing installation and commissioning costs and lead time. A team of 10 workers can deploy 1 MW per day.

It includes triple junction high efficiency cells and concentration optics, allowing for DC 30% system efficiency on STC conditions.
CPRS System

Main characteristics

  • CPVRS super-module assembly system, allowing for decentralized manufacturing.
  • Receiver panels using CPVLIS laminated interconnection system.
  • Pole mounted tracker using high accuracy actuators and stepper motors. Continuous tracking system. Using hybrid tracking strategy and MISPS module integrated sensor.
  • Advanced ICPVS tracking technology: Horizontal internal fixed tube and maintenance free polymer bearings. Possibility of aerial electrical connection.
  • Can be installed by driving pole into the ground. Very cheap process for large installations, as it is done using automated equipment. Low environmental impact as can be dismantled using the same machines. Very efficient and cheap to install in multi MW solar farms.
  • For small installations concrete foundations can also be used.
  • Can be easily installed on top of flat rooftops.

CPVRS 072 Specifications

Solar aperture 7,2 m2
Concentration ratio 800
Cell size 5,3 mm square
Focal length 233 mm (F 1,1)
Lens size 150 mm square
Lens composition SOG panel composed of 4×5 lenses, 620×770 mm
Panels per system 16
Cells per system 320
Elevation span 0/90 degrees
Azimuth span 0/360 degrees

Performance

STC1 NOC2
Isc 5,36 A 4,89 A
Voc 505,08 V 469,6 V
Impp 4,93 A 4,45 A
Vmpp 439,81 V 411,88 V
FF 79,85 % 79,87 %
Pmpp 2.162,57 W 1.833,34 W
Efficienc 30,04 % 28,29 %

1 STC = Tcell 25 C / DNI 1000 W/m2
2 NOC = Tcell 70 C / DNI 900 W/m2

Dimensions

Width 3.297 / 3.297 mm
Depth 1.317 / 2.525 mm
Height 2.935/1.813 mm
Weight 406 kg

Land requirements

Minimum kg Typical
Footprint 18 m2 30 m2
Power density 120 W/m2 72 W/m2
1 MW plant size 0,83 Ha 1,39 Ha