Aimplas, the Technological Institute of Plastics located in Valencia, Spain, has collaborated with Solarays to create a new system which generates electricity from solar panels.
Aimplas said thanks to a tracking system, the solar panel system achieves a high concentration level of solar rays and increases efficiency.
The system increases energy production in between 30 percent and 40 percent and reduces an energy bill by half. Also the company highlights that the panels do not need additional materials for setup and can be mass-produced.
“In the first place, panel installation costs are considerably reduced because there is no need for either rails or support structures to attach them to the roofs. This reduces costs in materials, manpower and tasks of design to look for inclinations that optimize energy collection,” said Jaime Caselles, head of Solarays.
Serafin Garcia, head of design and injection department at Aimplas, told EPN, a sister publication of Plastics News, of its contribution to the project: “The work of Aimplas has been focused on giving the assessment on the geometric definition of the different parts of the whole assembly and, after that, contributing on the production of the first functional systems [at prototype scale] to be evaluated in real tests to check its performance,”