For years there has been much fascination around bifacial solar technology within the solar industry, and we definitely understand why. There’s no denying that the additional rear side power generation and improved performance in low-light conditions are serious advantages to consider when sourcing solar panels. Higher yield is always a win, right? So why haven’t we seen more bifacial panels deployed? In this blog, we will cover why bifacial technology hasn’t seen its peak and why it’s no longer the technology of the future, but the technology choice for today.
The main attraction around bifacial solar panels is the ability to absorb light from both the front and rear sides of the panel. When installed on highly reflective surfaces (i.e., a light colored roof or white rocks at the base of a ground mount) an increase of up to 30% in yield can be produced from the rear side generation.
More Bankable Than Ever
Decades of field data has been acquired and bifacial panels are gaining the confidence of solar developers and investors. With new industry standards for bifacial panels released by the International Electrotechnical Commission in 2019, consumers now have a clear common basis for measuring the current-voltage characteristics of bifacial products.
Lower Costs for Bifacial Technology
he stars have finally aligned and the cost of bifacial technology has come down significantly, allowing it to compete in the mainstream solar market. Now that bifacial pricing is comparable with that of monofacial solar panels, projections indicate that bifacial technology will gain a large share of total demand.
Our customers only pay for the STC front side rated power, yet still get the benefit of rear side power generation. Bifacial modules offer higher power density, resulting in significant balance of system savings and demonstrate higher energy yield — altogether giving consumers the best levelized cost of energy(LCOE).
Not Your Average Bifacial Panel
Our team of product engineers has stacked advanced solar technologies to maximize the power performance of our bifacial panels. Because our panels utilizes half-cut cells, our bifacial panels absorb 3% more light than conventional bifacial panels.
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