Japanese technology firm Eco Marine Power Co., Ltd. (EMP) announced that it has begun to cooperate with F-WAVE Company Limited (F-WAVE) to jointly develop innovative Ship Integrated Photovoltaic (SIPV) solutions.
EMP will contribute to this project as part of its ongoing rollout of zero-emission power and propulsion solutions for the shipping industry, says in article published on their website.
F-WAVE’s flexible solar cells
F-WAVE’s flexible solar cells use the unique SCAF (Series-Connection through Apertures formed on Film) structure allowing a wireless connection with the electrodes. This tandem construction also allows the flexible solar cells to absorb a wide solar spectrum. Additionally, the cells demonstrate high performance in hot weather due in part to the annealing effect and their efficiency increases compared to the decrease that typically occurs with crystalline cells.
These solar power solutions will utilise F-WAVE’s shatter-proof and flexible PV technology combined with EMP’s extensive experience in developing ship-based solar power systems.
Commenting on the cooperation with F-WAVE, Greg Atkinson, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Eco Marine Power stated, “We look forward to incorporating the patented F-WAVE solar cell technology into the solutions we have developed for shipping & maritime applications and also exploring new ways of integrating photovoltaics into the design and structure of ships.”
Who is ECO Marine power?
Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. (EMP) is an internationally focused technology company based in Fukuoka, Japan, that develops renewable energy-based fuel saving and emission reduction solutions for ships including passenger ferries, cruise ships, oil tankers and cargo vessels. These technologies and solutions include Aquarius Marine Solar Power, EnergySail, Aquarius MASTM and Aquarius MRE.
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