Imagine taking a solar panel and wrapping it around a short, wide cone – now spin that cone. These 3D Spin Cell Generators, developed over the past year by V3Solar, formerly known as Solarphasec, are technological game changers. The cone shape maximizes absorption of sunlight, and has been independently verified to produce 20 times more electricity than an equal sized flat solar panel, notes the company website. It does not shadow other modules, and cuts down on wind resistance, allowing for more durable large scale rooftop deployment. Spinning it cools it, removing inefficient waste heat. All this boosts the energy efficiency of an installation significantly. Furthermore, it can produce a current that makes convertors unnecessary. All this brings down the cost of solar power significantly. So significantly, in fact, that the company now claims it will bring the cost of electricity down to 8 cents per kWh, well below 12 cents per kWh, the standard cost of fossil fueled electricity, reports Zachary Shahan, at cleantechnica. The experienced clean tech reporter notes that this could well be the solar news of the decade.
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graphic: Published April 30, 2012 at cleantechnica in Solarphasec — Solar Power Meets Art http://cleantechnica.com/2012/05/03/solarphasec-solar-power-meets-art/