Natcore Technology Inc has unveiled its new NanoShades solar energy collectors. The collectors can be conveniently fixed over the upright surfaces of new as well as old buildings. For the manufacture of NanoShades the company has formed an exclusive and fully owned subsidiary NanoShade Solar in Delaware with headquarters in Red Bank NJ.
The NanoShade incorporates a set of tilted slats or leveled strips set at regular spaces in an aluminum frame. The solar cells are fixed over the six inch wide tilted slats or aluminum extrusions. The slats are fixed at the optimal angle to increase the solar energy absorption. The silicon made solar cells can be contrived into a range of shapes and sizes. In the beginning the solar collectors will use the traditional solar cell technology and the cells made of trademarked Liquid Phase Deposition expertise will be introduced in phases as and when available. The NanoShades demonstrate the capability of the company to incorporate solar panels in a range of shapes and over different types of building surfaces. The solar panels can be cut into any size to be fixed with any type of arrangement. NanoShade anticipates that the installation of its solar collectors will better the chances of the builders for LEED certification eligibility.
Chuck Provini, President and CEO of Natcore, said that they had formed a new company to create an exclusive market for NanoShades that can nearly double the solar power production output. He added that the new company has already started to bid for projects. He further explained that the company utilizes recycled solar cells in some of its units and a number of companies who want to utilize its efficient solar technology have approached them to replicate the recycling process for them.