A new way to conceive buildings is required to accelerate a more aggressively paradigm shift in the way our future cities self-produce energy.
Sun Robotics, a division of rawlemon™, is addressing the need for future buildings energy generating skins through the promotion of the first efficient, transparent and aesthetically designed power generator that provides full building integration. We deliver concentrating power plant design for the enviroment where we use it: in our cities.
Sbotic ltd is pushing the boundaries of solar energy conversion proving that net zero-energy buildings could be a standard tomorrow.
Sbotic ltd was established in 2014 to marketing the products of rawlemon™. In our will to become a major stakeholder in the changes in our societies and the unavoidable paradigm shift in energy policies, Sbotic ltd. acquired the patents of rawlemon’s energy generating module ‘’SixCities’’ and ‘’MicroTrack’’ system.
The Company has been based at headquarters in London UK in 2014.
We all know that the sun is the greatest sustainable energy source on earth. Since more than over 40 years the Technology helps us to transform this source into power. The problem is the low efficiency: 80% of installed PV panels worldwide have a performance of 15% or lower; but if the panels are not tracked with the sun, the average of annual tilt losses add up to minus 70%.
“We can squeeze more juice out of the sun.”
Sbotic has successfully reinvented the future of Building-Integrated-Photovoltaics (BIPV), combining key components of the concentrated solar power plant into a patent pending facade module called the “MICROTRACK”. The result is a 99% transparent, fully automated PV/thermal solar capture system that can be seamlessly integrated as a facade/glazing system, or as a built-in device. Based on zero-emission solar conversion and providing 4 times more efficiency than the current available products for building integration (electric/thermal production, transparency, shading, ventilation, and beauty) rawlemon™ transforms the future of zero-energy buildings.
By combining the optical properties of the spherical lense with a dual axis micro tracking system, the module can reach up to 70% yield surplus compared to conventional PV solar panels when both are arranged in a vertical orientation (Zentrum für Sonnenenergieund Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden- Württemberg). This orientational flexibility means that the MICROTRACK” can to be integrated anywhere and everywhere the sun shines. At the same time, we reduce the cell surface to 1%, which offers a radical perspective on producing sustainable and low cost energy.
Rawlemon™ is able to concentrate diffuse light, this offers a unique opportunity to produce solar energy where conventional systems fail, vastly expanding the geographical map of solar energy productivity. Even on a cloudy day, rawlemon™ produces 4 times more energy than a conventional system!
In addition to increased/optimum solar performance, rawlemon™ offers dramatic opportunities for users, designers and architects. Unlike any existing solar technology, rawlemon™ products and their dematerialised aesthetic allow for 99% transparency and full building integration with easy cleaning and maintenance and no adverse weather impact thanks to the patent pending dual axis tracking system. Moreover, it gives the possibility to connect both standard and hybrid collectors in one, converting PV electricity directly while also capturing waste-heat energy for building mechanical systems. Rawlemon™ products offer a reversible and self-sufficient system. Our next step forward is to apply this technology to the emission of light, creating new and exciting possibilities for lighting sources, media, and building communications systems, such as a transparent, self-sufficient, video wall. Our ultimate goal is to minimize the footprint renewable energies leave on our environment in this multimedia world.
The idea is so simple and effective that it has lead us to rethink the way in which our society produces energy.
Rawlemon’s revolutionary spherical solar concentrating system leads the way in state-of-the-art ecological design, producing efficient energy in any region of the world, thanks to its ability to concentrate any light.
In addition to increased and optimum solar performance, the design offers benefits for users, designers and architects. Unlike any existing solar technology, the design and its dematerialized aesthetic permits high transparency and full building integration with no impact from extreme weather conditions, due to the patent pending dual axis tracking system. Moreover, it allows the possibility to connect both standard and hybrid collectors in order to convert electricity and/or thermal energy. The design offers a scalable, reversible, self-sufficient system.
Outlook to a simple technology…
Sbotic ltd. can provide full post-sales service and support to ensure that your equipment is kept in full operational order within your laboratory.
We provide the following services to ensure complete instrument care: – Installation – Warranty and non-warranty repairs – Service plans and preventative maintenance visits – Applications and software support – User maintenance training