Flexible silicon solar panel modules
Although crystalline silicon PV cells are the most efficient and durable solar cells available on the market, they are characteristically brittle. As such, solar technology has always been limited to big flat panels that are cumbersome to work with and unseemly to look at. FlexSol Solutions has devised a unique (and patented) method of arching these efficient photovoltaic cells into curved solar panels. Through this method, the highly efficient crystalline silicon solar cells can be integrated in – for example – a cylindrical module that always captures sunlight at an optimal angle, therefore maximising power generation. These flexible solar cells open up a tonne of new possibilities for solar panel integration in product designs that used to be unsuitable. Solar powered products are no longer limited to having big, ugly panels stick out from them.
Dedicated solar electronics make fully integrated products
A single PV panel does not make a fully functional product. To effectively apply the generated energy to its intended purpose, it has to be converted and stored in an efficient manner. FlexSol develops dedicated electronics for all of its PV solutions, from maximum power point trackers (MPPT) to battery management systems (BMS).
But why stop there? Remote monitoring and control of a PV system are helpful features to have. As well as GPS and GSM integration. Or weather tracking. Or the ability to customise your product yourself. Because finding a solution is more than solving the problem at hand. FlexSol Solutions believes in complete solutions that go the extra mile in optimising performance and usability.
Other than developing the solar modules which power our wide range of products, FlexSol Solutions also designs advanced solar electronics. These solar panel electronics can be integrated in all kinds of different solar-powered products. FlexSol Solutions is a leading authority in the fields of:
|Advanced lighting control|
|Remote management & telecommunication|
FlexSol Solutions has extensive experience in the field of power conversion. The key to maximising the amount of power generated per solar panel is to implement maximum power point tracking (MPPT) in the power conversion process; a process nobody knows better than FlexSol Solutions. Our cylindrical solar modules are the most efficient solar panels on the market – not just because they generate power with the highly efficient crystalline silicon solar cells, but because their shape allows us to optimise maximum power point tracking (MPPT). The performance of our solar electronics relies on our ability to enhance power conversion in the software. After all, every single part of the electronics connected to the batteries, from DC/DC converters to LED drivers, utilizes power conversion. FlexSol can develop, engineer and produce every kind of power conversion technique required to maximise the efficiency of your system.
To power all of the products in our product range, as well as to perfectly adapt to the specific requirements of our clients’ projects, FlexSol Solutions employs different kinds of battery technologies. For more advanced batteries, such as the Lithium ion (LiFePo4) battery, a battery management system (BMS) is required to monitor and optimise every single cell’s performance. With the variety of battery management systems that we develop in-house we can regulate the performance of all kinds of battery systems; from a single cell up to 100 cells at a time. Furthermore, we develop advanced tools such as battery chargers, dischargers and capacity testers so that we can always compose the perfect battery pack.
Advanced lighting control
Because different lighting products rely on different sensor techniques and algorithms to optimise performance, we develop our own cutting-edge lighting control systems for our solar lighting products. Through the use of intelligent lighting control systems we ensure that our lighting products stay ahead of everything else on the market. Our systems can register both sunset and sunrise in order to minimise light pollution and optimise energy output, as well as adapt to weather conditions and other environmental factors.
Remote management & telecommunication
Remote monitoring is an important feature for improving the reliability of solar products. Because a management system can regulate the performance of solar electronics and individual solar cells, it makes the products more user friendly and eliminates most operational costs. FlexSol Solutions has the expertise to operate different communication protocols, such as GSM and RF. We facilitate the management & monitoring process of all products and can predict possible failures in advance with our online back-end solutions. Changing the settings of a product or uploading the newest firmware can be as easy as pressing a button, which can be done anywhere on the planet.
Through years and years of experience, FlexSol Solutions has gained a broad understanding of many kinds of sensors, i.e. vibration, voltage, current, shock, temperature, gyroscopes, accelerometers, satellite receivers, etcetera. Adding sensors to different products makes them more self-sufficient and intelligent and can increase lifetime, performance and efficiency.
If you are looking for a custom and/or stand-alone PV control system, don’t hesitate to contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the possibilities.