FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Portland State University’s vortex generation and flow deflection devices for outdoor solar panel convective cooling technology, which induces turbulence and improves surface cooling of solar panels by more than 50%. Leveraging turbulent boundary layer dynamics, this technology fosters convective cooling while remaining easily adaptable to current solar panel setups due to its modular design.
This technology is applicable across various sectors, particularly in enhancing the efficiency of solar photovoltaic plants by integrating seamlessly into existing panel designs. Its application extends beyond solar energy, having potential in cooling systems in industries like electronics and aviation. The solar energy systems market, which was worth $189.15 billion in 2022, is expected to reach $USD 837.28 billion by 2032.
Portland State University’s vortex generation and flow deflection devices for outdoor solar panel convective cooling technology is ready for collaboration (licensing, partnerships, industry feedback, etc.). Is your company the right fit? If you’d be available for a conversation with the Portland State University team, you can schedule a time directly on their team’s calendar here.