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Cool Earth Solar

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Founded Year

2006

Stage

Other Investors | Alive

About Cool Earth Solar

Cool Earth Solar works on the development of concentrated photovoltaic cell (CPV) system. Instead of using rigid aluminum or glass structures to focus light, the company uses metallized plastic films. And, instead of using ribs, trusswork, or material heft to maintain the mirror shape, the company use active inflation air. The company also actively water cool the company's photovoltaic cells to remove waste heat in contrast to the large, material-intensive heat spreaders and sinks used by most other CPV companies.Serendipitously, inflation air aims to allow us to make an effective concentrator from nothing but thin clear and reflective plastic films bonded to each other like a conventional foil balloon. The inflated structure is lightweight and strong enough to survive 125 mph winds. The company optimize the optical properties of the balloon by actively controlling its inflation. The balloon also forms a protective barrier around the company's PV cell.

Headquarters Location

7665 Hawthorne Place

Livermore, California, 94550,

United States

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Cool Earth Solar Patents

Cool Earth Solar has filed 5 patents.

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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

11/15/2012

4/14/2020

Photovoltaics, Solar thermal energy, Energy conversion, Solar cells, Solar energy

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Application Date

11/15/2012

Grant Date

4/14/2020

Title

Related Topics

Photovoltaics, Solar thermal energy, Energy conversion, Solar cells, Solar energy

Status

Grant

Latest Cool Earth Solar News

CPV Solar Market Makers, Suppliers and Forecast 2019-2025

Apr 13, 2020

CPV Solar Market reports provide crucial insights that facilitate the CEOs, Investors, Product Managers, Director, Traders, Business Specialists and Executives to draft their policies on varied parameters as well as expansion, acquisition and new product launch also as analyzing and understanding the market growth, trends and 6 forces forecast(2019-2025).CPV Solar industry report offers in-depth analysis of worldwide topmost key manufacturers (SolFocus USA, Emcore USA, LORENTZ Germany, Amonix USA, OPEL USA, Green Volts USA, Cool Earth Solar USA, Abengoa Spain, Isofoton Spain, Arima Eco Energy Taiwan, Comp Solar Taiwan, Everphoton Taiwan, Suntrix China, Sanan Optoelectronics Xiamen, Lida Optoelectronics Henan, Solar Systems Australia, WS Energia Portugal, ES System Korea, Whitfield UK, CPower Italy, Square Engineering India, Soitec France, Hanlong Group China, SKYSource China) to define, describe and analyze the Company Profiles, Product Picture and Specification, Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Revenue and Contact Information. In the end, the report introduced Porter’s Five Forces Analysis (potential entrants, suppliers, substitutes, buyers, industry competitors) provides crucial information for knowing the CPV Solar market. CPV Solar Market Major Factors: CPV Solar Market Overview, Economic Impact on Market, Market Competition, CPV Solar Market Analysis by Application, Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers, Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders, CPV Solar Market Effect, Factors, Analysis, CPV Solar Market Forecast. Scope of CPV Solar Market: In 2019, the market size of CPV Solar is million US$ and it will reach million US$ in 2025, growing at a CAGR of from 2019; while in China, the market size is valued at xx million US$ and will increase to xx million US$ in 2025, with a CAGR of xx% during forecast period. In this report, 2018 has been considered as the base year and 2019 to 2025 as the forecast period to estimate the market size for CPV Solar. On the basis of product, this report displays the sales volume, revenue (Million USD), product price, CPV Solar market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into- LCPV(2-100) HCPV(>300) On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, CPV Solar market share and growth rate of CPV Solar for each application, including- Commercial Power Residential Power Geographically, the report includes the research on production, consumption, revenue, CPV Solar market share and growth rate, and forecast (2019-2025) of the following regions: United States, China, Japan, India, Other Regions Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Poland) Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam) Central and South America (Brazil, Mexico, Colombia) Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria) Key Questions Answered in the Report: What are the Competition Developments and Trends in the CPV Solar market? What are the Key Challenges, Opportunities, and Improvements faced by market players in the global CPV Solar market? What are the underlying Macro-Economic and Industry Factors impacting the growth of the CPV Solar market? How is the CPV Solar market expected to Grow In Terms Of Value during the study period? Contact:

Cool Earth Solar Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Cool Earth Solar founded?

    Cool Earth Solar was founded in 2006.

  • Where is Cool Earth Solar's headquarters?

    Cool Earth Solar's headquarters is located at 7665 Hawthorne Place, Livermore.

  • What is Cool Earth Solar's latest funding round?

    Cool Earth Solar's latest funding round is Other Investors.

  • Who are the investors of Cool Earth Solar?

    Investors of Cool Earth Solar include Quercus Trust.

  • Who are Cool Earth Solar's competitors?

    Competitors of Cool Earth Solar include NEI Corporation, Accustrata, Jem Enterprises, Meridian Deployment Corporation, M V Systems and 13 more.

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