The solar industry is very, very focused on improving efficiency and reducing the cost. Our attempt here with this research is to propose a new way of looking at these structures and saying, well, you can use existing materials and nothing really needs to change very much. You just shape them in different ways that gives you this benefit. Kirigami is a Japanese art that's related to origami where origami is really about folding of things and kirigami is about cutting things. A colleague of mine who is an artist, Matthew Shlian, he had some interesting.
New shapes and when you pulled on the sheet of paper the cuts would sort of begin to buckle and deform in a very controlled way and so I realized at that point that we could look at that structure as a hyperminiaturized version of solar trackers. Conventional solar tracking has been used for many, many years. The mechanism itself cost quite a bit of extra money. What people end up doing as they say, well, since the mechanisms gonna cost all this extra money. we might as well put a really big panel and then eventually you end up with.
Something that's really big and really heavy. When you think about putting this type of thing on a rooftop it's very very difficult and in most cases is just purely impossible. It was a fairly lengthy process because the things that you do in paper don't automatically translate to other materials and so I started talking to my colleague, Stephen Forrest, about using some of their very high efficiency gallium arsenide solar cells. They're pretty thin, less than 2 microns thick that's ten to fifty times thinner than the thickness of a human hair. What the new design allows us.
To do in contrast to conventional tracking is it basically allows us to work with the same form factor. It doesn't catch the wind, it doesn't weigh any more than a conventional solar panel might and the thing that it buys you is that you can use less semiconductor to gather the same amount of energy. A third less material to generate the same total amount of energy that you would otherwise. Which means that in turn that I could decrease the cost of installation because there are fewer panels to install but you do require little bit of extra area. When you.
Multiply it by the total number of solar installations it's kind of like a billion dollar value proposition potentially. I guess it looks simple enough, kind of like something that you could do on your kitchen table, things don't have to be complicated for them to work. If this can be shown to be quite reliable, then the net benefit could be quite big. V.O. These candies which are already pretty soft should be about 10 to 100 times stiffer than the silicone. So the material that we're working with in the lab is really really soft.
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Here's the 6.2 kW solar array it's very much in the shade right now. because the sun is passed it faces slightly southsoutheast. If we can see it. There's the new solar array. 12 of the new solar array It's still very much in the sun. So it's making thousands of watts still. Here's the other side of that array..the other string. there's 9 more panels up there. It's making lots of power as well. Let's get into the garage here and check out. How the inverters are doing. Here we've got our twin Leafs Nissan Leaf.
Quietly. One of them is charging, the other is probably charged up already. So let's go to the first array. and. 108 Watts. So in the shade, making 108 watts. now this one, still in the sun. it made 30.7 kWh for the day. and it's still making 1700 watts. It's approaching sunset The sun will probably down in another hour. The sun is very much pointing at this array. So it's just doing awesome still. So between the two arrays it's about almost 68 kWh. Of energy production today. WOW!.
That's like 2 days worth of consumption for us. For our entire house, including cars So it did really well today, it made twice the energy we need in a day. The sun is right on the horizon, if not. ready to set. Oh, we're just inches away from sunset. So to speak. I don't see any shade on the array yet. Yeah, we're just in full sun still. but. there's not a lot of sun when it's that low on the horizon. Interesting, this is a perfect day by the way for any solar production.
There is not a single cloud in the sky. right now. Besides THAT one, he he. This array is about to turn off. It's only making 11 watts. Whereas this one is 487 watts. Is this sun set, oh it is so close. It is almost set completely. Oh you can just barely see some sunlight shining But they are totally out of the sun as well. It's sunset So it's totally sunset right now. This is what heatdeath of the universe will look like. when the sun goes out. There is no more power on the panels.
There is just. very little power. I'm amazed that it's even making any at all. There is no sunlight. This is just. Ambient light from the sky. The sun is already set. it is very dark. So a 5.2 kW array. And it's only making. about a 100th. here in a second it will be a 100th, of its rated power because the sun is going down. It's kind of fun to watch the sun set. Isn't it beautiful Ah. It's a beautiful sunset. 5 watt and going down quick. Almost 70 kWh for the day.
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Alright. We're gonna go ahead and mount. this 5 WATT panel. that we, fisnished making here a little while ago and uh. this one runs at about twentytwo ta twenty four Volts,. DC direct current and it's actually going to a charge controller uhh, It'll max out 14.2 volts,DC and, we're gonna go ahead and mount it here on the 1060 Surge right on the inside gunnel. aka or the rub rail. try to center it up a bit use number 6 screws.gonna start right here in the middle. 12' length screw, 6.
Cinch it up. don't make it to tight. looking pretty nice. remember, your just cinching it up there. lets take a look here.oh yeh. gonna use a slightly larger screw head here. and. rememeber , jst cinching it up there, doesn't have to be to tight. alright well. that one's installed! looks pretty good! just gotta wire it in. actually, we're gonna wire it in at the two solar panels that we've already got installed wire it in parallel. this will add about a quarter amp of current I'd say about.point 2. the most.amps of current.
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