PowerTree® at Solar Decathlon Africa

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition, comprising 10 contests, that challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy. The winners will be those teams that best blend design architectural and engineering excellence with innovation, market potential, building efficiency, and smart energy…

NREL reports a new efficiency record at the Fes CPV-15

CPV-15, held this year at Université Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah in Fes, couldn’t have a better start, when Dr. John Geisz, opened the first day plenary session announcing a new world efficiency record in photovoltaic solar energy conversion, achieved by his team at NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO). The NREL team has produced…

BSQ Solar proud sponsor of CPV-15

BSQ Solar shall sponsor the 15th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (http://www.cpv-15.org/) to be held from March 25th to 27th, 2019, in the Moroccan city of Fez. Fez is an Imperial City that has stood in the north of Morocco for a thousand years. Within its Medina, declared a World Heritage Site, old Morocco…

BSQ Solar’s HCPV modules IEC certified

BSQ Solar has completed certification processes for its HCPV modules according to two IEC standards: IEC62108, IEC61730-1 and IEC61730-2. The IEC 62108 “Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) modules and assemblies – Design qualification and type approval” is a design qualification standard applicable to HCPV modules. The main purpose of this standard is to cover reliability issues that…

First PowerTree® Proof of Concept

Within project PowerTree, BSQ has completed the development, construction and installation of a first Proof of Concept (PoC) of a PowerTreeTM system. The prototype has a total power of 2,5kW rendered by 9 units of BSQ D280 HCPV modules, mounted on a custom designed long pole sun tracker. Long pedestal Az.-El. tracker is the chosen…

Project CPV4H2 Kicks-Off

The hydrogen economy is the use of hydrogen as a fuel, particularly for heating and transportation and using hydrogen for long term energy storage. In order for human society to move away from the hydrocarbon economy, hydrogen is considered, as its combustion only releases clean water, and no CO2 to the atmosphere. Hydrogen gas itself…

Project PowerTree Kicks-Off

Cities need to accelerate the uptake of renewables and sustainable transport to meet their rising energy needs, maintain a healthy living and avoid climate change. The combination of PV and e-vehicles (EV) are proving to be the most effective tools for this transition. However, cities are densely populated and available solar energy collecting surface per…

BSQ Solar proud sponsor of CPV-14

BSQ Solar shall sponsor the 14th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (http://www.cpv-14.org/) to be held from April 16th to 18th, 2018, in the Spanish town of Puertollano. Puertollano, a former mining town that today has transitioned into a local hub of greentech industries and research centers, is located in the region of Castilla La…