Future technology: double-sided solar panels

Date:Apr 26, 2020

Usually the solar cells we see are single-sided solar cells. Such solar panels can receive direct sunlight and convert light energy into electrical energy. However, they cannot do anything about the reflected sunlight. To use the reflected sunlight, you must use double-sided solar panels.

In fact, double-sided solar panels have been developed for some time, and they are still relatively advanced technologies. Recently, an Israeli company called Bsolar launched their latest double-sided solar panel product. Bsolar uses the current mainstream crystalline silicon as the solar panel material. For the boron that is often added to single-sided solar panels, because it is difficult to correctly incorporate it into double-sided solar panels, the manufacturer has not adopted it for cost reasons.

Despite this, the current cost of double-sided solar panels is still very high, but the benefits it brings are also considerable. The double-sided design allows the solar panel to receive up to an additional 50% of energy, and placing it on some highly reflective surfaces can also effectively increase the utilization rate of reflected sunlight. If the price of double-sided solar panels can fall to an acceptable level, then it will surely become a strong competitor in the renewable energy market.

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