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Liten has developed deep knowledge of new high-yield PV architectures suitable for existing surfaces like warehouse and farm building rooftops and linear constructions. These applications will require new lightweight, flexible, and bifacial designs that will bring new opportunities to the solar photovoltaic energy market.
Energy-producing buildings must be energy-efficient, and get maximum yields out of their systems. They must also be designed to allow renewable energy to be integrated gradually over time. And they must do all of these things without impacting occupant comfort. Liten is innovating holistic responses to these challenges, with research addressing solar buildings, vehicle-to-home (V2H) convergence, and, finally, the building as an energy node that will gradually achieve a high degree of self-consumption while seamlessly integrating into tomorrow's neighborhoods and cities.
Land, air, water, and space transportation and mobility solutions will gradually integrate the innovations driving the energy transition and responding to emerging use cases. Solar photovoltaics is one of the key technologies for extending vehicle range.
To meet the needs of these markets, Liten has set the following R&D priorities:
Integration of PV technologies: Si, III-V, thin-layer
Specialized physical and electrical architectures
Reliability in different environments
Towards a new space solar generator architecture for a European high power solution. Space missions require always more solar electric power, typically more than 25kW, to power the electric propulsion of satellites and other functions such as broadband telecommunications. The available volume in satellite launch rockets is limited and does not allow the number and size of conventional rigid solar panels on board to be increased.
Since the entry of the private companies on the space market, satellites and their manufacturing processes have been subject to major changes. The space applications provide a vast field of opportunities for the development of IoT, communications, terrestrial, air and maritime navigation and positioning systems, as well as remote medicine.
When it comes to functionally integrating photovoltaic modules into buildings, it is vital to address architectural concerns. Liten, a CEA Tech institute recently evaluated techniques to improve the appearance of building-integrated photovoltaic solutions.
Transportation and Mobility
Construction and Electrical Engineering
Food Crop Industry
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.