Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / CEZ-Elmarco project aim to establish 'nanofibrous' solar panels
CEZ-Elmarco project aim to establish 'nanofibrous' solar panels
30
Nov '09
Power-producing group CEZ and ELMARCO have launched a co-operative project, with the aim to establish economically favourable solar panels, which are the first in the world using nanofibres to produce energy. The first stage embodies in testing these panels in effective conditions and comparison of output by conventional silicon panels and the new “nanofibrous” ones based on the technology developed by ELMARCO. Concurrently, both the partners intend to prove the economic profitability of this new way of “green energy” production.

Owing to co-operation of the CEZ Group and the ELMARCO company, which is the world-class supplier of industrial scale nanofibre production equipment and pioneer in nanofibre applications in all spheres of human life, the new types of solar panels using nanofibres for solar energy collection and its conversion to electric power were installed in the premises of nuclear power station Temelín.

“Till now, nowhere in the world were nanofibres used for this particular type of solar panels. Therefore, in order to test their effective functionality, we choose the combination of both silicon and nanofibrous solar panels in one place. They were installed facing all four cardinal points, i.e. not only south, as it is usual by conventional silicon panels. This allows us to compare the behaviour of both conventional and nanofibrous panels in various light and temperature conditions,“Ladislav Mareš, ELMARCO Executive director, stated.

For the CEZ Group, the project forms a part of its research, development and testing of new power-producing technologies. “We anticipate that, owing to its flexibility, this new type of panels could be applied as a part of building structures. Due to their physical characteristics, these panels bid fair to be successfully used even in such light conditions when silicon cells operate with difficulties. If the nanotechnology based panel production is even cheaper in comparison with conventional silicon cells, then it should be a break-through,“Aleš Laciok, CEZ, a. s Research and Development Coordinator, stated.

Unique technology of the most advanced DSSC panels is based on exploitation of inorganic nanofibrous materials made with the NanospiderTM technology, a worldwide proprietary of ELMARCO. The new type of nanofibrous solar panel recently forming a base of mutual project of CEZ Group and ELMARCO had its world premiere during this year's world summit Nanofibers for the 3rd Millennium - Nano for life in Prague.

Elmarco s.r.o.


Must ReadView All

GMAC urges Cambodia to push fabric-forward rule in RCEP

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Oct 2017

GMAC urges Cambodia to push fabric-forward rule in RCEP

Representatives from the Garment Manufacturers Association of...

Alibaba to invest $15 billion in DAMO Academy for research

Textiles | On 17th Oct 2017

Alibaba to invest $15 billion in DAMO Academy for research

Alibaba will invest $15 billion over the next several years in its...

Pressure on  Indian textiles exporters to ease by Q3: ICRA

Textiles | On 17th Oct 2017

Pressure on Indian textiles exporters to ease by Q3: ICRA

Pressures on the profit and debt levels of textiles exporters is...

Interviews View All

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Kaizad Hansotia
GetNatty

Competition is the best thing that can happen to a startup

Abhishek Samdaria
Reflete

GST will certainly reduce a lot of paperwork in future

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.3%
No
13.6%
Skip
9.1%

Total Votes: 66

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
60.6%
No
28.8%
Skip
10.6%

Total Votes: 66

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
84.8%
No
10.6%
Skip
4.5%

Total Votes: 66

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
74.2%
No
12.1%
Skip
13.6%

Total Votes: 66


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search