OPEL Solar Inc., a global developer and supplier of high-concentration photovoltaic solar panels and solar tracking systems, and the National Research Council of Canada have unveiled and begun testing the Semiconductors Using Nanostructures for Record Increased in Solar-cell Efficiency (SUNRISE) research project installation at the Institute for Research in Construction's Flexhouse in Ottawa, Ontario.
Funded by the Development Bank of Canada and the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the unveiling and testing of the SUNRISE project represents the culmination of three years of research into utilizing nanostructures to establish a higher level of energy efficiency and output from a concentrated photovoltaic installation, the project partners explain.
The SUNRISE project is a collaborative research project between OPEL, The National Research Council of Canada, the University of Ottawa's Centre for Research and the University of Sherbrooke. It focuses on developing new, ultra-high-efficiency solar cells in combination with OPEL Solar's concentrator design.
SOURCE: OPEL Solar Inc.