Lumenco, LLC, a global pioneer in light science technologies, announced today the development of its patent-pending Cold Fusion™ nano technology film. Integration of the film into solar panels increases panel efficiencies up to 35% and decreases the temperatures of panels by more than 50° Fahrenheit. The technology costs less than $0.30 per watt when integrated into new panels and less than $1.00 per watt when retrofitting existing panels.
The Cold Fusion™ technology reflects 85-90% of the IR or heat, while allowing over 90% of the visible light to be “trapped” to create energy and lets the panel operate efficiently at a much lower temperature thereby increasing efficiency. The film has nano holes surrounded by encapsulated aluminum allowing wavelengths of 950 nanometers or smaller to enter the absorber while the longer wavelengths are reflected. Other unique microstructures help trap the visible light using TIR or total internal reflection. The film can be integrated into new panels and can also be designed to retrofit existing panels.