Products at Intersolar: Day 2
Day two at Intersolar 2009 was action packed. I had a really busy daybut managed to get you’ll some shots of some really cool products rightfrom the tradeshow floor.
A "green" solar panel
SymphonyEnergy has released the first "green" polycrystalline solar panel.Typically solar panels have either a blue or black color to them,although Symphony decided to change up the color for aesthetic reasons.
Walkingaround the trade show floor, I noticed all the solar panels started tolook the same. By changing the color of the polycrystalline to greenthe company made their product standout. Their putting the words "goinggreen" in their product literally. What do you think about green solarpanels? Would you put these on your roof?
Solar panel security alarm
Iwrote about Gridlock Solar Security a few days ago, today I got to meetthem in person to talk about their advanced solar panel securitydevice. Similar to a burglar alarm, once the alarm has been triggeredthe unit not only flashes and sends out an annoying siren but contactsthe police and dials telephone numbers that you can program the unitwith. This is one of the most unique products I saw at the show becauseit really focuses on reducing a big problem in the industry, solarpanel theft.
produce electricity and heat water
Thelimitations of solar panels today is there are two different types ofsystems. photovoltaics generate electricity while solar thermal heatwater. What if you can have one system that can both produceelectricity and provide you with your hot water needs? PVTherm is doingjust that, they’ve created a solar panel that heats water and producespower with the same solar panel! You can maximize surface area byhaving one system that take cares of two needs.
Monster solar panel, ahhhhh!
Typicallypolycrystalline solar panels that are on rooftops are a couple hundredwatts but this monster solar panel from Best Solar is 370 watts with ahuge footprint. So massive it would be impossible for a couple peopleto carry this up to a roof.
You would need a crane to get thissolar panel installed. We asked the Best Solar representative what typeof applications this large of a solar panel would be used for and hesaid that these solar panels are made for utility scale projects sincethese monster solar panels produce a lot of power and make it moredifficult to steal.
Intersolar 2009 has been a great trade showso far, we’ve seen a lot of the same but there has been a handful ofunique products that are going to make a large splash. What do youthink?
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