HIPERION Objectives & Challenges

HIPERION objectives

  • Build a pilot production line
  • Develop tailored assembly techniques

1

Bring to industry highly efficient hybrid solar modules which combine PV and CPV technologies.

  • Based on a disruptive planar optical micro-tracking technology, which concentrates sunlight on multijunction solar cells, mounted on top of a conventional silicon backplane
  • >30% STC efficiency under direct sunlight
  • 15% STC efficiency under diffuse sunlight
  • 25 years lifetime
  • Ease of assembly

2

Deliver unique and highly efficient solar modules capable of providing real-time record of energy generation per m2, between 50% and 80% depending on weather conditions.

  • Qualification testing
  • Performance and reliability validation at several commercial pilot sites across Europe.

3

Perform technical and economical assessments of the blueprint solution.

PV industry challenges addressed by HIPERION

Electricity cost

No more leverage to decrease costs on EU rooftops

dominated by installations & labor (80%)

Efficiency

Limited efficiency of current modules

approaching their maximum at 22%

Manufacturing margins

Anemic net margins for manufacturers

0% average for panels manufacturers

High efficiency WILL ALSO INCREASE ROI OF THE FULL PV INSTALLATION value CHAIN

Higher efficiency PV modules produce more electricity and will yield higher returns on the total CAPEX

HIPERION solution yields a competitive total installation cost in target markets (in $/Wp)

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