nCoat Inc. is collaborating with Sunvention USA Inc. (SV-US) and BSR Solar Technologies GmbH to leverage nCoat nanotechnology coatings in concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) systems.
‘Thermal absorption and transfer coatings used in solar energy production is a new market segment for nCoat,’ says Paul Clayson, the company's CEO. ‘Combining our nanotechnology coatings products and experience with commercialization of solar energy systems positions nCoat to capture revenue at the leading edge of the projected exponential market expansion.’
In collaboration with BSR, SV-US is creating a working ‘solar power village’ on site at its Greencastle, Ind., facilities. The core patented technology of the village is an Envelope Power Greenhouse, which houses optical solar CSP systems mounted in the greenhouse roof. The BSR/SV-US technologies can scale from a single residence or commercial site to large-scale operations.
Under the terms of the agreement, nCoat will provide thermal and corrosion management coatings for BSR/SV-US technologies and collaborate on innovations to create more efficient thermal capture and transfer of the sun's radiant light to thermal energy production and distribution. nCoat will supply both low emissivity (thermal capture) and high emissivity (thermal transfer) coatings to help enable the solar systems.