Crystal Green Energy has designed and created a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Module which we call a
Solar Optic Module, combined with an energy management system for a flawless integration into your home.
From our Modules, you’ll get electrical AND thermal energy and the system to process
and store both types of energy that you harness.
Our modules are made with high quality materials embedded with the latest technology and innovations, we deliver a unique design, unheard of performance and benefits for all to use. Our very compact module is only 1.0m x 1.1m and will be able to provide 324W of electrical power plus an extra 1.5 times more thermal energy making it extremely efficient. View our comparison chart of our Combined Heat and Power Module versus a typical flat panel.
Quantum Triple Junction Cells
42% efficient Concentrated PV Cells (Normal Cells are ~15% efficient) are a leader in the solar industry.
4 Photovoltaic Cells (CPV) on one substrate gives you 12V 3A per substrate, usually it’s only 1 CPV per Substrate. Adding it all together, we get 12V 27A. Now, you’re probably thinking: Why high amperage? See our blog High Amperage.
98% reflective material captures and reflects the suns energy into our Winston cones creating a uniform concentration pattern. Resulting is 600 suns per CPV. (if you’re not sure what Suns are referencing, see our Definition Section)
Heat Exchanger / Cooling Plates
As the energy is being converted into electrical energy and is concentrated, a by-product is produced… HEAT. Our modules have cooling plates under the cells to transfer this heat from the cells, to your thermal storage tank. Your home can use the stored thermal energy for space heating, in-floor heating or domestic hot water.
Dual Axis Tracking System
Crystal Green Energy’s Solar Optic Module System uses a dual tracking rotator to track the sun all day to optimize the maximum amount of solar capture. Our rotator is 99.5% accurate (+/- 0.5 degrees) so you’ll never miss a ray of sun. Look at the two pictures below. The first picture is the daily global insolation using dual axis and the second picture depicts the insolation with a south facing fixed panel. With Dual Axis tracking you are able to have a higher global insolation in most parts of Canada, meaning you are capturing the most energy out of the sun’s available hours.
Our System includes the thermal storage tank, electrical storage and our smart control panel which includes the inverters, sub-panels and controllers requires for a plug and play system. Our specially designed control unit is required because of our high amperage application. Our control system is also programmable to your needs: net metering, load displacement and back-up system. Our controller is also programmed to shave on-peak electricity hikes by using stored battery energy to power your home during those set times. If your panels are low and cannot sustain a power failure, the batteries will pull energy at a lower cost during the night to charge up to an amount to be able to sustain in case of a power outage. Our system will not only provide a financial value but also added value of peace of mind. Don’t worry about any heat loss or spoiled food in a power outage. You’re covered.
We have chosen a special type of battery that is able to handle high amperage for a quicker charge. The Crystal Green Energy Battery Systems are also recyclable when it’s time to buy new ones, where as lithium ion batteries become carcinogenic. Your battery backup can be charged in a day versus numerous days.