Bringing down costs in PV requires optimizing the entire system - from equipment to balance of system (BOS) to labor to permitting. By applying a complete "sunlight to AC energy" design philosophy to the entire system, tenK creates efficiencies component suppliers simply can't.
RAIS™ PV System
Everything you need in solar.
Designed to Fit Together Beautifully
tenK modules, mounting systems reflectors and connectors are all designed to work together. In fact, you don't need to purchase anything from any other suppliers and the design requires no string matching or sizing. It all just fits together...and works.
No Roof Penetrations
Designed and wind tunnel verified to redirect wind forces, the RAIS™ PV System design allows steeper mounting angles for self-cleaning and energy production. Because the system is also integrated, it also means low/no ballast installations without roof penetrations.
Low System Weight
It isn't the PV array that makes a conventional system heavy, it's the ballast needed to hold it all on the roof. By working on designs that perform better in wind, the weight problem gets solved as well. Depending upon the size of the RAIS™ PV System layout and where it's installed, weights are very low, typically between 2.8 to 4 lbs per square foot.
RAIS™ PV Module
Always the optimal output.
tenKsolar's RAIS™ PV module is the world's only module without cell-to-cell dependency. Conventional solar modules are wired in series - like old style Christmas tree lights. If any one cell is impacted, the output from the entire module is affected. Our module uses conventional, high quality crystalline silicon cells, but we package them in a module design far superior to any other.
Fully Integrated Electronics, Lower Cost of Energy
In order to improve the reliability and performance of solar arrays, many solar companies are now bolting electronic controls onto PV modules. But those approaches can only go so far. tenK realized to get the optimal results for each dollar invested, we needed to design the module and electronics to work together at a level that just isn't possible with off the shelf components. And as a result, our module design fully integrates the electronics and the PV cells together in a way that reduces cost and optimizes energy output.
More light = more energy.
Turning Empty Space into Energy
The system eliminates wasted space required between rows of traditional solar panels and fills it with reflectors. The reflectors are mounted across from the modules on the north side in a V formation to create a wave pattern. Roof utilization is increased because the RAIS™ PV System system can be placed near roof obstructions such as vent pipes and HVAC equipment where traditional solar PV systems cannot be located.
Comparing rooftop to rooftop, total energy output is up to 60% greater per square foot.
Simple and reliable.
Eliminate Long DC Runs
Proprietary DC runs are expensive, so the sooner sunlight gets to AC, the better. Our design brings AC (208, 240, 277) straight off the array.
No Inverter Siting Issues
With the tenK system, there is no need to find a place in the parking lot for a big inverter. Redundant, low voltage inverters tuck right under the array on the roof, reducing installation costs and operate more efficiently,
More reliable by design
Inverters in conventional high voltage solar systems are very prone to failure. This is because electronics wear out when exposed to high voltages. Inverters in the tenK system do the DC to AC conversion at a low voltage and then step up to AC with a simple, reliable transformer.