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iPyramid 1 - Flat Rooftop Solar Cogeneration

A solar cogeneration system for new and existing flat rooftop buildings

June 2020
Gallery iPyramid 1 - Flat Rooftop Solar Cogeneration 1
Gallery iPyramid 1 - Flat Rooftop Solar Cogeneration 1
01.

Identification

Cogenerate Solar is the perfect solution for achieving NET-ZERO emissions in public buildings, commercial/residential REITs, hotels & resorts, malls and retail warehouses.

Cogenerate Solar is a climate change reversing company and a game-changer for the solar industry. This solution delivers NET-ZERO, cost-effectively, to homes and businesses with solar alone. With 2.5 times the energy production and half the space utilization, Cogenerate Solar captures 4 to 6 times more solar energy from the same rooftop than PV panels. This system simultaneously delivers electricity and high-grade heat critical for offset heating, cooling and industrial applications. Combined with thermal storage and thermoelectric generators, iPyramid 1 - Flat Rooftop Solar Cogeneration provides a cost-effective solar power 24 hours a day.

Label Date June 2020
From Canada
Maturity stage Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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02.

The environmental benefits

  • 80% less CO2 emitted in the atmosphere compared to traditional PV panel
  • 80% less energy used compared to traditional PV panel
  • 50% to 90% less non-renewable resources used or used without recycling
  • No water used
  • No impact on human health (particles, direct toxic compounds exposure)
03.

The Financial benefits

  • 30% shorted payback time (depending on solar irradiation)
  • 30% energy savings
  • Ability to achieve NET-ZERO
04.

Activity Region

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North america

Canada,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Implementation Stories

iPyramid 1 - Flat Rooftop Solar Cogeneration by MAXUN Solar
Implemented by BentallGreenOak in Ottawa (Canada) in 2020

BentallGreenOak, a global real estate investment management advisor, implemented the Solution on its offices’ rooftop in Ottawa in January 2020. MAXUN Solar completed the first low-profile dual-axis tracker and installed 4 units of iPyramid-1; 2 thermal (iPyramid-1T) and 2 cogeneration (iPyramid-1C) one.

Result

The system offers 3.5 times the combined energy compared to fixed tilt panels

06.

Company Profile

MAXUN Solar

MAXUN Solar is a photovoltaic and thermal energy cogeneration company.

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Headquarters Nepean, ON K2E 7S6, Canada
07.

Networking Partner

CanadaCleantech

We leverage provincial and territorial strengths to support the scale-up of Canadian cleantech.

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Solutions Associated 17
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