If your family is tired of the rising cost of electricity and gas,
you'll love the TSM
Recent real estate sales data indicates that homes with a quality solar system installed have added significant value to the home. Of greatest importance is the quality of the system and its ability to lower the home's running costs.
The Technique Solar Module delivers solar energy economically and more efficiently than any other currently known form of solar energy production.
Up to 40% of the energy use of a standard home is in heating hot water
Approximately 50% of the two peak energy demand periods of standard homes is for hot water
Key features of the Technique Solar Module include:
The Technique Solar Module delivers electrical energy, heat energy and energy storage (heat energy is currently stored as hot water in a hot water tank provided as part of the Technique Solar system).
A tracking system enables the Technique Solar Module to capture 40% more direct sunlight than traditional PV solar systems.
The Technique Solar Module has a uniquely designed lens which multiplies this direct sunlight onto heat exchangers by a factor of 3-4 times.
The unique design of the Technique Solar Module lens also means that energy outputs are not signifcantly affected by dirt, bird droppings, shading or extreme heat.
By recirculating water through the Technique Solar Module heat exchanging array, a uniform temperature is maintained throughout the cells. This uniform temperature avoids the continued degeneration of efficiency that impacts traditional PV solar systems.
This additional stored heat energy can be utilised after the sun goes down (note: without the use of inefficient and expensive storage systems, traditional PV solar systems are rendered useless after the sun goes down and before the sun comes up).
Heat energy driven air-conditioners will eventually be able to utilise the heat energy produced by the Technique Solar Module.
The Technique Solar Module energy output compares favourably with a quality 4kW PV system with properly matched Energy Storage (reference: Clean Energy Council -Australia).
The Technique Solar Module, depending upon the type of installation, utilises 6m² to 10m² compared to 28-30m² for a traditional 4kW PV system.
As a result of the tracking, the unique lens, the recirculating water and heat storage, the Technique Solar Module produces a conversion rate of approximately 70% compared to 15%-18% for traditional PV solar systems.
There are various installation options for the Technique Solar Module to accommodate flat roof, pitched roof, wall and ground mounting and it is scalable for commercial, industrial, residential and hospitality use.
The TSM1 is mounted on a pedestal where the entire trough assembly tracks east west, whereas the much lower profiled TSM2 has each individual trough tracking east west similar to a venetian blind.
Matching draw-down with demand
Graph 1: household consumption and normal PV
Traditional PV panel systems generate energy when average household demand is low (as people are at work, school or otherwise engaged).
Most of this energy is therefore sent back into the power grid - unless a storage system exists.
Australian (and international) households now receive very poor, decreasing feed-in rebates compared to fossil fuel energy costs for energy supplied from the grid at the time they actually need that energy.
Graph 2: Heat energy (blue) collected and stored
In a typical home heating hot water accounts for approximately 25%-30% of total energy used per day.
However, approximately 50% of the total energy used in the two peak demand periods (morning and night) is for heating hot water.
Graph 3: household consumption and TSM
Unlike conventional PV, the TSM using its unique heat energy storage system, delivers energy during the two peak household energy consumption periods, allowing energy draw-down to be matched to demand.
This explains why the efficiency level of a TSM is so high at 60-70% whereas traditional PV is at 16-18% as illustrated through the graphs above.