Accelerating the Future...
- Award Categories: Energy & Power
- Award Year: 2019
- Nominee URL: http://www.tessolarinc.com/home.html
Solar module prices have fallen to the point where modules now are fraction of installed cost. The 40-year-old module design drives the balance of system hardware and installation labor costs and little has been done to address that gap.
Purpose-designed photovoltaic power hardware system, combining a novel photovoltaic module with integrated installation hardware, enabling cost-effective use of higher performance materials and fully automated assembly processes. The resulting hardware reduces overall system costs while increasing efficiency and reliability.
Tessolar Inc.offers a purpose-designed photovoltaic power hardware system. This integrated system combines a novel photovoltaic module with integrated installation hardware that enables the cost-effective use of higher performance materials and fully automated assembly processes.
Market acceptance of a material that has not been tested in this specific market requires extra certification, independent engineering analysis and field proof of performance. Tessolar uses composite materials that are not well understood by the industry, which has always used basic steel and aluminum metallic hardware.
Tessolar and Tesserack combined are a factory integrated kit that includes an optimized module with lower weight and higher energy output plus integrated installation hardware – a design innovation that enables significantly lower installed system cost through lower balance of systems hardware and labor costs for both roof top and ground mounted applications and lower cost of solar generated electricity due to higher lifetime energy output.