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A Korean company specialized in hybrid solar panel is seeking European partners for its hybrid concentrated photovoltaic module under commercial agreement with technical assistance and license agreement.

Country of origin:
Country: 
SOUTH KOREA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOKR20190812001
Published
12/08/2019
Last update
02/01/2020
Expiration date
02/01/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Other energy related machinery
Photovoltaics
Solar/Thermal energy
Photovoltaics
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Summary

Summary: 
A Korean company specialized in hybrid solar power generating solutions wishes to expand its overseas markets through the license agreement and commercial agreement with technical assistance. The CPV+PV combined solar module technology offers an effective, practical way to keep solar cell conversion efficiencies high while keeping semiconductor material costs down. Any organization in need of such a solution can be the company’s potential client.

Description

Description: 

The sun offers the most abundant, reliable and pollution-free power in the world. However, problems with solar energy, namely the expensive cost and inconsistent availability, have prevented it from becoming a more utilized energy source.

The existing photovoltaic(PV) module on the market has a problem in that a certain amount of power generation is possible even in cloudy or cloudy weather, but the efficiency is lowered. On the other hand, the high-concentration module(CPV) previously developed by a Korean company to be introduced can generate high efficiency when the sun's light is good, but the power generation is zero when the weather is cloudy.

For this reason, the Korean company specialized in manufacturing photovoltaic power generation developed a CPV+PV combined solar module which is designed to maintain the highest performance and durability at a very competitive cost.

Each module has 36 triple-junction high efficient power elements and is designed to accommodate the solar light of incident angle of +-7 through the optical system. It maintains the best light transmittances and long-term durability by using a PC-plane lens and is designed to keep the device at the proper temperature by adding a heat sink. The high-efficiency hybrid technology enables a realization of the more economic integrated power generation system.

**Characteristics and functions of CPV + PV module
- Combination of silicon solar cell and triple-junctioned high efficient power generation device
- Built-in(embedded) bypass diode
- Low thermal resistance
- CTJ cells are connected by gold (Au) bonding
- PC plane lens
- Aluminum frame
- Aluminum external heatsink added

Based on its competences and experiences, the company wishes to find partners with the demands of such a solution and expand its market across the globe. Under a license agreement, the company’s willing to transfer its know-how and rights of the technology in return for a fee or share of royalties. Under a commercial agreement with technical assistance, the company can provide some assistance with starting up an installation for a purchaser, as well as with some technical consultancy of its maintenances.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The existing photovoltaic(PV) module on the market has a problem in that a certain amount of power generation is possible even in cloudy or cloudy weather, but the efficiency is lowered. Also, the high-concentration module(CPV) previously developed by a Korean company could generate high efficiency when the sun's light is good, but the power generation is zero when the weather is cloudy. To solve such problems, CPV+PV combined solar module has been newly developed by this Korean company which is designed to maintain the highest performance and durability at a very competitive cost. - High-efficiency solar cell and tracking system can save the cost per unit area by expanding the direct sunlight hours, which is more than 10% more economical than general solar panel fixed installation

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company wishes to find partners with the demands of such a solution and expand its market across the globe. Under a license agreement, the company’s willing to transfer its know-how and rights of the technology in return for a fee or share of royalties. Under a commercial agreement with technical assistance, the company can provide some assistance with starting up an installation for a purchaser, as well as with some technical consultancy of its maintenances.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME 51-250