The SunCycle module is an innovative high concentrating PVT concept that can be used in an urban environment. The design is essentially stationary and is more compact compared to traditional concentrating PV systems. Recently, the company Suncycle designed an improved version of this module. Major improvements were obtained on cell assembly and overall efficiency. SEAC carried out a field test to validate the electrical and thermal efficiency and to study the operational experience under outdoor conditions.
The product is primarily aimed at countries in the so called “Sunbelt”, with a high level of direct solar irradiation.
The work has been done with support of the TKI Urban Energy. More information can be found here.