Zettasun, Inc. is building a new kind of solar panel designed for commercial rooftops. We use our unique optical and mechanical designs to build a high-concentrating photovoltaic panel that can track and concentrate the sun over 500 times without external devices.
The zettasun solar panel is unique - it behaves like a silicon flat panel but it isn't. Our panel uses the most advanced PV solar cells in existance that are twice as efficient as silicon cells and are continuing to improve every month. But, in order to use these exotic solar cells, the sun light has to be concentrated onto the cells (CPV) and this is what makes zettasun stand out from the competition. We are able to follow the sun across the sky and concentrate the sun without making the panel move. Other CPV companies (SolFocus, Amonix and others) use large 2-axis trackers that move large arrays of panels to point toward the sun. While this is a solution for a large utility field, it is not a solution for everyone. The zettasun panel will work anywhere.
We use two plastic injection molded lenses that rotate one time per day to follow the sun and point the sun's energy onto the PV cells. One rotation per day over a life time of 25 years is less than 10,000 rotations in a life time. (This is less movement than a second hand on a clock makes in one week.) Once the light is concentrated on the PV cell, we generate electricity like any other solar panel - but we generate more of it.
Another feature is that we have no extra installation requirements. The panel is self powered and does not require any 'programming' by the installer. It installs just like any silicon panel with the only electrical connection being two power cables.
Our technology is protected by numerous patent filings in the USA and abroad.
Simple Design, Simple Installation, High Reliability.
We welcome inquiries about the possible licensing of our technology for your application.