November 2, 2020 – Press Release
Alectris, the global operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider for the solar industry working alongside partner Pellucere® Technologies, a US manufacturer of advanced optical coatings for different industries, have been announced as winners in ENI’s Innovation Match challenge for their work with Pellucere’s MoreSun® Anti-Reflective and Anti-Soiling solar coating. The two companies partnered to enter the Retrofit Solutions category awarded to technologies capable of increasing the performance of photovoltaic systems already in operation and reducing their periodic maintenance.
The selection process involved more than thirty international companies. In the final phase, a selection day was held in streaming mode and an expert jury investigated the technical and practical aspects of the finalist’s solutions, evaluating innovation and efficiency to proclaim the winners.
The MoreSun® coating solution helps solar modules without AR capture more light, increasing energy output from direct axis light by 3.5 to 4.1 percent and total energy output by up to 5.1 percent! (Excludes Anti-Soiling Benefits.) The Anti-Soiling property of MoreSun®, the prevention of accumulation of dirt and dust in arid environments, reduces cleaning 60% – 80% and increase the energy production of additional 3% – 5% beyond the Anti-Reflective benefits.
With ever tighter margins in the solar industry this latest breakthrough is set to improve the profitability of solar assets across Alectris’s global customer base.
Alectris CEO Vassilis Papaeconomou said: “I am very proud of this award from ENI. We are focussed on achieving maximum returns for our clients and this new and innovative technology, MoreSun® from our partners at Pellucere, enables us to achieve substantial gains in revenue returns and significantly improves the efficiency of our customers’ assets”
Peter Fuss, Senior Vice President at Pellucere® Technologies added: “We are delighted to partner with Alectris and to win this award. We have worked successfully together for a number of years and our close collaboration has once again enabled us to achieve outstanding results with the MoreSun® coating; winning this award from ENI is a great reward for the hard work of both our teams.”
ENI’s Innovation Match programme rewards initiatives developed to provide innovative solutions in the sustainability industry. This award is part of the company’s drive to encourage the development of technologies capable of increasing the performance of photovoltaic systems already in operation and reducing their periodic maintenance.
Alectris delivers asset care innovation for the global solar industry. With its integrated suite of operations, maintenance and asset management services, award-winning software, ACTIS, and retrofit technologies, it empowers owners with full control of their portfolios to realize worry-free, high performing solar assets.
Pellucere® Technologies develops and manufactures optical coatings and proprietary application systems that serve a wide range of energy and industrial needs. The Pellucere Technologies family of brands include MoreSun® and Talus Dirt Rejection Technology™.