HyperSolar Announces Solar Cell Magnification Breakthrough

HyperSolar, Inc. has announced that their new solar design models have the potential to increase magnification by 300 percent. This would increase the power output of solar cells.

“The higher the light magnification in the HyperSolar layer, the higher the power magnification of the attached solar cell. As part of our development plan, we are exploring various designs and microphotonic elements to increase the magnification by as much as 400 percent in the final product,” said Tim Young, HyperSolar’s CEO. “We are very excited about this breakthrough by our development team.”

Young continued by explaining that considerable work has been done in the solar industry to make solar cells more efficient but his company believes that controling the delivery of sunlight onto solar cells would be a critical advancement. “At HyperSolar, we are developing the world’s first thin and flat light magnification layer for direct application on top of standard solar cells to increase their power output. We are encouraged by our recent results. Our plan is to move to the prototype stage early next year and then to a commercial product,” said Young.

According to a company release, their innovative thin and flat light magnification layer employs thousands of very small light collectors on the surface. These collectors funnel light into a proprietary light routing network in the middle that carries light to a smaller output area on the bottom where a solar cell can be attached. Rather than using three solar cells to cover an area on a solar panel, only one solar cell is needed underneath a 300 percent HyperSolar layer. The result is the need for 66 percent less solar cells per panel and a dramatic cost reduction per watt of the solar panels.

“The higher the light magnification in the HyperSolar layer, the higher the power magnification of the attached solar cell. As part of our development plan, we are exploring various designs and microphotonic elements to increase the magnification by as much as 400 percent in the final product,” concluded Young.

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