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$60K | 7 yrs ago

About Greenetica

Greenetica was founded with the goal of developing a solar concentrator capable of producing both electricity and heat.

Greenetica Headquarter Location

Interporto centro ingrosso Settore M2

Pordenone, 33170,



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Latest Greenetica News

Concentrating photovoltaic-thermal system with 91% efficiency

Oct 6, 2020

Share Italy’s Greenetica Distribution has revealed plans to commercialize a new parabolic trough linear concentrating photovoltaic-thermal (CPVT) system. The energy company developed the system with researchers from the University of Padua’s Department of Industrial Engineering. Several other entities also participated in the project, including Italy’s National Agency for New Technologies (ENEA), Austria’s Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, and Egypt’s Heliopolis University. “The co-generating system has been patented and its launch on the market should be made soon,” one of the project participants, Antonio Sichirollo, told pv magazine. “Initially, only the thermal system will be available, while the pure photovoltaic-thermal version for the combined production of heat and electricity version should be launched in 2022.” The latter system consists of four parabolic trough mirrors that concentrate solar radiation on a linear receiver. It includes two photovoltaic-thermal modules, each with a length of 1.2 meters. The photovoltaic-thermal panel is equipped with multi-junction solar cells based on indium gallium phosphide (InGaP), gallium arsenide (GaAs), and germanium (Ge). They are said to exhibit a very limited dependence of efficiency on the operating temperature and can work with maximum efficiency at 80 C. The solar cells, provided by German manufacturer Azure Space Solar Power GmbH, are soldered onto a ceramic substrate, which is linked to an active cooling system with an aluminum roll-bond heat exchanger and a closed loop to pump water as a coolant. The square cells are 10 mm long on the sides and are united into 34.6%-efficient strings, each with 22 cells. The PV unit features 10 strings and is 1.2 meters long. A double-axis tracking system was added to ensure maximum energy output. The prototype system has an area of 6.857 square meters and a geometrical concentration ratio of nearly 130, which in an industrialized system can even reach 140, according to the manufacturer. The system is also modular, so more modules can be added. “The industrialized system now has a different and highly performing heat exchanger always developed by Padua University team and all components into the receiver are re-engineered to implement and efficient assembly production process,” Sichirollo said. “The CPVT module is now produced in Padua on a small-scale basis into the same factory where the thermal system is manufactured,” Sichirollo added. “Greenetica Distribution is planning to cooperate with a specialized international manufacturer to settle a mass production.” Popular content The modularity of the system makes it suitable for a wide range of applications, from residential to large-scale projects. The standardized first model has five receivers, for a total length of 6 meters. “It easy to install multiple system solar parks or to scale down the system up to 1.2 m length receiver to provide enough heat and electricity to a single passive house,” Sichirollo said. The system has an efficiency of 91%, which means that this percentage of direct solar radiation is converted into heat or electricity. The peak power for an optimized, 1.2-meter CPVT receiver is 3.5 kW (1 kW electric plus 2.5 kW thermal). “Expected power generation per year for the standard system with five modules and 6-meter receiver length is between 30,000 and 35,000 kWh in northern Italy,” Sichirollo said. “Approximately one-third for electricity and two-thirds for heat.” The thermal version of the system has secured Solar Keymark certification, a voluntary third-party mark for solar thermal products. The certification will show end users that the product adheres to the relevant European standards. “It is ready for the market and to get incentives in more than 40 countries,” Sichirollo added. “Grid parity, however, is already achieved on a medium-term duration and the economic return is extremely short for all the customers with full use of the thermal energy within the year.” The current price for a standard full system in Italy is currently €16,725 ($19,700). “It is possible to buy directly from the company or from selected installers in case of a turnkey plant,” Sichirollo said. The research team claims that the combination of heat and electricity production in a single system offers several advantages over the separate use of the technologies. These advantages include a lower carbon footprint, flexibility of temperature level, more peak power per square meter, stable output, and simple integration with existing plants. “And compared to a single plant, it also has a lower levelized cost of electricity,” Sichirollo added. This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: . Share Emiliano Bellini Emiliano joined pv magazine in March 2017. He has been reporting on solar and renewable energy since 2009. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment. Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. 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  • Where is Greenetica's headquarters?

    Greenetica's headquarters is located at Interporto centro ingrosso, Pordenone.

  • What is Greenetica's latest funding round?

    Greenetica's latest funding round is Grant.

  • How much did Greenetica raise?

    Greenetica raised a total of $60K.

  • Who are the investors of Greenetica?

    Investors of Greenetica include Horizon 2020.

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