The most efficient translucent photovoltaic module in the world

Unique Features

SOLAR MODULE IP

Disruptive architecture for energy harvesting – can integrate all solar cells

HIGH EFFICIENCY

Up to 30% efficiency, 4-5x more efficient than other translucent solar modules

BEST VALUE

Strong economic benefits: cost of electricity, land yield, OPEX reductions

EASY TO MOUNT

As easy to mount as conventional solar panels

RELIABILITY

25 years reliability

IMMUNITY TO SHADING

Less sensitive to shading than conventional solar panels

SMART TRANSLUCENCY

With direct light regulation yielding up to 78% of light transmission

WHAT IS AGRIVOLTAICS?

Agrivoltaics, the combination of agriculture and PV holds great promises...

  • Avoid land use competition between agriculture and solar energy
  • Reduce the water requirements of the crops
  • Reduce CO2 footprint of agricultural processes and comply with environmental norms

...but current solutions are based on conventional PV panels that are not optimised for agrivoltaics:

  • Limited efficiency of other translucent solutions
  • Reduced crop and electrical yield due to shading

WHY THEIA VS OTHER
AGRIVOLTAIC SOLUTIONS

  • Avoid the trade-off between agriculture and solar installations
  • Grow plants more effectively: no direct light, micro-climate effect, protection from hail
  • Increase revenues (electricity and crops)
  • Decarbonize agriculture and cities
  • Reduce crop water consumption

KEY APPLICATIONS

THEIA is a PV module which can produce more electricity than a conventional crystalline-silicon (c-Si) PV panel whilst letting through up to 78% of the sunlight

ADVANTAGES

  • Grow plants more effectively with
    an optimised lighting environment
    (direct light can hurt plants)
  • Reduce greenhouse OPEX:
    • Lower electricity bill thanks to
      highest efficiency
    • Higher thermal insulation requiring
      less temperature control
  • Replace costly existing practices
    such as:

    • Chalk-based painting
    • Mechanical screens
  • Comply with the environmental
    norms for reduction of CO2 footprint

Greenhouses

ADVANTAGES

  • Grow crops more effectively
    with higher returns for the
    farmer:

    • Optimised lighting environment
    • Protected from weather (frost,
      storms, hail, …)
    • Reduced evaporation
  • Increase ROI & lower CO2 footprint:
    • Up to 160% more electricity at
      installation level
    • Increased returns on costs, e.g.,
      mounting racks
  • Up to 40% less land required
    for same electricity production

Open fields

ADVANTAGES

  • Avoid the competition between
    vegetalised cities and distributed
    electricity generation
  • Reduce electricity bill of
    buildings / factories
  • Improve rooftop environment
    for plant growth:

    • Homogenous diffuse lighting
      environment
    • Protection from weather
      (temperature, storms, hail, …)
    • Reduced evaporation
  • Comply with environmental
    norms for reduction of CO2
    footprint of buildings

Urban rooftops

ADVANTAGES

  • Enable zero-energy buildings
    with more energy per surface area
    than other market solutions
  • Create soft natural inside
    lighting:

    • Natural sunlight (no coloring of
      light)
    • No shade (except frame)
    • No glare
  • Aesthetic appearance outside
    and inside

Integrated within architecture