ISOFOTON will coordinate the project called "SigmaMódulos", which aims to improve the module conversion efficiency of 35%.
ISOFOTON, technology leader in the high concentration photovoltaic industry, is involved in 3 INNPACTO projects that are coordinated technically by ISFOC. These projects are a continuation of “Sigmasoles”. The Ministry of Science and Innovation will support this advanced technology sector with a total allocation of € 11.84 M, while the European Union will co-finance a tranche of € 1.09 M by means of ERDF funds.
ISOFOTON will coordinate the project called “SigmaMódulos”, which aims to improve the module conversion efficiency of 35%. This is a three-year project which will involve, among others, two research centres at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM): the Solar Energy Institute (IES) and the Integrated Home Automation Centre (CeDInt), the Institute of Concentration PV Systems (ISFOC) in Puertollano, and the Institute of Aerospace Engineering (INTA) in Madrid.
ISOFOTON will participate actively in the “SigmaTrackers” project which aims to improve and innovate on the trackers for concentration photovoltaic systems in Spain, and in the “SigmaPlantas” project, the purpose of which is to innovate in the field of facilities developed with this technology.
Besides ISOFOTON, other companies are participating in these projects, such as SENER, INDRA, Ingeteam, etc.
According to Vicente Diaz, HCPV Director, “the second generation of HCPV technology in ISOFOTON has evolved towards better system efficiency, increased the so-called acceptance angle of modules while reducing costs through complete automation of cell-lens encapsulation and the rest of the production process. The optical system comprises two lenses with high optical quality and efficiency that have been specifically designed to combine production efficiency with rapid integration into large-scale installations. At present, the market is showing great interest in HCPV technology and ISOFOTON is adapting to it with a reliable and mature product”.