Part of the Frazer-Nash Group of Companies, Whitfield Solar offers a simple, reliable and dynamic product for a new era of solar power generation.
These low-cost solar concentrators, use a fraction of the surface area of silicon solar cells that conventional PV panels require, Whitfield Solar’s concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) takes the sun’s energy and concentrates it via an array of Fresnel lenses.
The lightweight, low-cost system developed by Whitfield Solar comprises a rectangular frame with a dedicated sensing and tracking system to maximize versatility and energy capture.
Each unit consists of 24 concentrator modules each containing 12 connected monocrystalline silicon cells with individual diode protection.
From its initial installation and throughout its operation the system delivers a wealth of benefits which last a lifetime.
No pre-programming or site-specific data is required. 'Closed-loop’ tracking means the system will continue to align with the sun even if the ground subsides or there is movement in the roof-mounting frame.
Full assembled in the factory. Requiring no on-site construction.
The rigid but lightweight aluminium structure slots directly onto the mounting legs for both roof-top and field-mounted solar sites.
The concentrator module is a sealed unit built like an automotive headlight. It is strong, lightweight and self-cooling.
Every power trough contains 12 solar cells, each about the size of a postage stamp. Diode protection maximises the system’s tolerance to shading in real-world installations.
Suitable for roofs and field-mounting, the system is simple and lightweight due to very low wind loads.
Ground mounting does not require concrete or below-ground foundations.
Solar Charging Station
In association with Frazer-Nash Research (FNR), Whitfield Solar has developed a Solar Charging Station by converging some of FNR’s core technology and Whitfield Solar’s concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology.
The hybrid photovoltaic/concentrated photovoltaic (PV/CPV) installation allows high power output and can be adapted to any kind of geographic location.
The Solar Charging Station can be used with any hybrid or pure electric vehicle, allowing cities to provide free charging for these vehicles. This will allow a reduction of CO2 emissions and better air quality. The station also has capacity to sell excess electricity to the national grid, generating clean power for businesses and homes.