V3 Solar Spin Cells...Thoughts?

V3 Solar Spin Cells...Thoughts?

Any thoughts on V3 Solar Spin Cells? Specifically, from an engineering point of view? It all sounds great, just wondering what the downsides might be.

GoTeslaChicago | 29 January, 2013

Good animation, but short on specifics, like what percent improvement over regular panels, and at what cost?

TheAustin | 29 January, 2013

This was the article I saw that referenced it, which has more details:

Brian H | 29 January, 2013

Dizzy electrons are better. Who knew? ;p

Objective1 | 29 January, 2013

They're nowhere near having a product yet. We'll have to wait and see.

andrigtmiller | 29 January, 2013

I just Googled for whether this technology can actually do what they say. Don't hold your breath. It looks like another scam to me.

HansJ | 29 January, 2013

If any of that light reflects off the panels you are going to drive your neighbors crazy with the stroboscopic disco ball effect.

Sudre_ | 29 January, 2013

Looks like a scam. If you unrolled that panel you would get a larger square foot area than a standard panel. If they are truly rotating the panels around then half the panels are in the dark not producing any power. Why not just flatten them out and have all the panels in the light all the time with a tracker following the sun.

Have to wait and see if keeping the panels slightly cooler will really produce that much extra power. At least double the power since half the cells are on the dark side.

dborn | 29 January, 2013

I think that they are not really depending on the silicon for power, there are magnets and coils in the skirt and they say they are producing A/C power not DC. I suspect it is a solar powered generator. whether they can actually get a 1000 watts out of an area of 1 sq meter is another question entirely. They are magnifying the sun with lenses, at least that portion of the panel actually facing the sun at the time. They mitigate the heat generated by rotating away , and the bearing is apparently mag lev. Is the PV component simply providing the power to rotate? Electrical engineers out there, what do you think?

GoTeslaChicago | 29 January, 2013

I'm voting for a scam. Scams always have an endorsement by an "expert" to give them legitimacy.

This one does:

More time spent on listing his credentials than actually explaining how it works, other than it concentrates solar 20 times and spins so the solar cells that are receiving 20 times the light can cool off. Does't add up for me.