SunBoosts, patent protected, disruptive technology enables installation of PV systems on-top of greenhouses without compromising agriculture yields. This is achieved by using unique and innovative designed optical glass boosters. Boosters and PV panels are positioned to collect light when it is in excess and to allow the sun into the greenhouse when it is required for the crops. The system enables for the first time combining PV and greenhouse agriculture which in principle are competing for the same solar resource. Tens of thousands of hectares of greenhouses are erected every year, forming a huge market in which SunBoost will have a definitive edge over conventional greenhouses.
Additional vast market opportunity targeted by the booster technology is the conventional PV installations, either ground or rooftop installations, increasing their output by up to 15%. This is done by placing the boosters in spaces between rows of PV panels and directing lost sunlight from the space onto adjacent PV panels.
Sunboost is collaborating with leading Israeli PV installation developers and advanced glass products manufacturers.
The company has installed its first pilot plant in 2014.