Industry leaders actively invest in bifacial solar panel development, as the technology shows the potential of massive commercial adoption in the coming years.
FREMONT, CA: The quest for increasing the efficiency of solar panels has resulted in the development of numerous innovations over the past few years. One of such innovations is the bifacial solar panel, which allows light to pass through both sides of the panel that is now ready for commercial adoption. The increasing adoption level encourages the professionals to focus on advancing the bifacial panels and preparing them to meet the market standards. However, affordability is one limitation that has delayed its adoption. The installation of bifacial panels involves costly procedures resulting in high prices.
Bifacial solar panels can generate electricity from direct, as well as reflected sunlight. The absence of opaque backsheets permits sunlight to penetrate the glass panels and then reflect again. Additionally, bifacial panels can be arranged in arrays different from regular arrangements. Traditionally, solar panels installed in a south-facing manner offer ideal output. The installation of bifacial panels provides the flexibility of setting it up in the east to west direction. Both the sides of these panels hold the ability to generate electricity, enabling two peak production periods-once when the sunrays fall on the first face and the next when the sun begins setting towards the west. Such optimal solar panel positioning makes it unique from the conventional one.
The glass-based bifacial solar panels' physical properties are relatively better than the solar panels in common usage. Today, manufacturers can guarantee a lifespan of 30 years for bifacial panels that is more than the lifespan of the conventional panels. Also, the bifacial panels prove to be better at resisting corrosion and cracking issues.
Market players and leaders invest their money into bifacial solar panels with an expectation of huge benefits in the coming few years, as the bifacial panels might see wide commercial adoption.
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