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Panel Session “Lighting Africa”

May 19, 2010

“When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: If you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t understand the data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth, and you aren’t optimistic, you haven’t got a pulse… Inspiration resides in humanity’s willingness to restore, reform, rebuild, recover, re-imagine, reconsider… ”

- Paul Hawken

May 3, 2009

Therese C. Jordan, Ph.D.

VP Business Development

[email protected]



World insolation map
World Insolation Map

Every hour, enough sunlight energy reaches the Earth to meet the world’s energy demand for a whole year. --- U.S. Department of Energy


Solar technologies
Solar Technologies

Source: (Adapted from) Daniel Fraile, EPIA



Price trends in solar modules
Price Trends in Solar Modules

440 solar module prices less than $4.00/Wp (31.5% of total)

Lowest retail price for multi-crystalline silicon $1.74/Wp.

Lowest retail price for a mono-crystalline silicon $2.07/Wp.

Lowest thin film price $1.50/Wp

Not all models equal… brand, attributes and certifications matter.


Emerging PV

3rd Generation Thin Film OPV

Renewable Energy

Organic Chemistry

Printed Electronics

Power Plastic

R


Next Generation PV

Silicon PV Systems

Organic PV Systems

Bulk heterojunction solar cell which is molecularly designed and nano-engineered


Monolithically integrated modules

Buss Bar

Electrode

Active Layers

Encapsulation

Substrate

Fully automated production process for module construction


Attributes of organic pv
Attributes of Organic PV

Design features:

  • Flexible

  • Thin

  • Light-weight

  • Impact Resistant

  • Low light sensitivity (indoor/outdoor)

  • Multiple colors: red, green, blue

  • Transparent version

  • Customized voltage

Truly Green:

  • Recycleablility

  • Environmental impact on a per Watt peak basis which is 80-95% lower than silicon*


Sustainability Perspective: Lifecycle Assessment

A. L. Roes et al, Progress in Photovoltaics 17, 372 (2009)


Portable Power

Charging of Accessories:

  • Batteries

  • Mobile phones

  • Lighting

  • Other small devices


Remote stand alone structures
Remote Stand Alone Structures

8V, 12V & 24V battery charging standard systems

Trickle charging over a range of conditions.


Trickle charging effects
Trickle Charging Effects

At full sun Silicon can provide 50- 200% more power than thin films including OPV

OPV thin film

c-Si

a-Si thin film

CIGS thin film

At low light OPV can produce 170% more power than traditional solar.


Trickle charging effects1
Trickle Charging Effects

At full sun Silicon can provide 50-200% more power than thin films including OPV

OPV thin film

c-Si

a-Si thin film

CIGS thin film

At low light OPV can produce 170% more power than traditional solar.


Performance specifications for opv
Performance Specifications for OPV

Conformable, Thin, Lightweight, Durable Plastic Solar Panel


Lighting africa
Lighting Africa…

  • Konarka Power Plastic

    • Thin

    • Light

    • Unbreakable

    • Flexible

    • Low-light Sensitive


Pico Light

• “Plug and Play”

• 3 light levels ( 20hrs at low, 10hrs at medium, 6 hrs at high level)

• High Power LED , 50,000 hrs lifespan ( up to 120 lumens )

• 10 WhNiMHBattery

• USB output to charge mobile phones ( comes with adaptor for most common mobile phones),MP3 Players

• Durability

• 2 years Warranty



Integrated portable charging
Integrated Portable Charging

Solar Bags

  • Convenient charging for cell phones, iPods, etc.

  • Trickle charge to battery

  • Full mechanical, stress, thermal testing

  • Durability & Robustness


On the go power
On-the-Go Power

Canopy:

  • 28 watt Hoop Solar Charger – suitable for laptop, iPad, small device charging

  • Sectioned fiberglass camp poles, sets up in minutes

  • Carry case; Roll-up Design


Stand-alonePortable Charging

1W Foldout Charger

  • Power: 1 watts

  • Vmpp 7.9 Volts

  • Battery: Li-Ion

  • Capacity 2800 MA

  • Fold Up Carry Case

  • (4.0 x 7.5 x .75 Inches)

2W Foldout Charger

Power: 2 watts

Vmpp 7.9 Volts

Battery: Li-Ion

Capacity 2800 MA

Carry Case Dimensions

(7.5 x 7.5 x 1.0 inches)


Stand-alone Portable Charging

28 watt Retractable Solar Charger w/ integrated battery pack

Panel: 1140

Power 28 watts

Vmpp 15.8 Volts

Battery: 8 D cells for 12 volts

Horizontal Mode

Hold Down

Stakes

Vertical Mode

Aluminum Retractor Case

8 D Rechargeable

Batteries

USB Connector

Konarka Technologies - Confidential & Proprietary



High impact rigid structures temporary shelters large scale installations
High Impact Rigid Structures, Temporary Shelters & Large-scale Installations…


High impact rigid structures temporary shelters large scale installations1
High Impact Rigid Structures, Temporary Shelters & Large-scale Installations…



More remote and portable trends
More Remote and Portable Trends

Solar Kiosk for Work & Camp Environments(Customer: Singapore)


Flexible thin f ilm takes solar from the rooftop to the trail
Flexible thin film takes solar from the rooftop to the trail…

Portable

Light weight

All lighting conditions

Durable

The best way to predict the future… is to create it!



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