New Solar Panel Technology

New solar panel technology
Rayton Solar led by CEO Andrew Yakub a UC Santa Barbara alum and member of the Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2016 is bringing revolutionary new solar panel technology to the market. Rayton’s new solar panel technology promises to reduce solar panel manufacturing costs by upwards of 60%.  This new solar panel technology also promises to make the solar panels 25% more efficient compared to existing solar panels.

new solar panel technology - accelerator A quick 101 on solar panels; solar panels are essentially created by creating a layer of silicon by slicing a thin strip of a silicon ingot. This underside of this slice of the silicon wafer is coated with metal or other conducting layer. When light falls on this silicon wafer, it releases electrons (electricity) which travel through the metal conducting layer and onto the output cables of the solar panel

Rayton has been able to leverage particle accelerator technology to aid in the slicing of pure silicon wafter.  Rayton’s silicon wafers  are just 3 microns thick compared to the current industry standard of around 200 microns.  This advanced new solar panel technology allows Raytoton make 100 solar panels with the same amount of silicon currently used in 1 solar panel.  Imagine that, use the same raw material to produce 100 solar panels instead of 1. Rayton is confident of reducing costs by 60% or more over conventional panels.

The new solar panel technology also enables Rayton to use the most pure grade of silicon available in the world – Float Zone Silicon. Currently such pure grade silicon is used only by NASA on their space program because of prohibitive costs.  Since you need so very little silicon, Rayton will be able to use Float Zone Silicon on their standard solar panels and this would increase the panels efficiency to 24% from the current 19% range.  Higher efficiency panels means you need less panels to make the same amount of power. Rayton’s assessment is that it would cut the number of panels needed by 25% and lower costs by up to 60%. This is a killer combination and I am hoping this new solar panel technology will make solar cheaper than every other source of power – be it coal, nuclear or natural gas.  new solar panel technology - processnew solar panel technology - efficiency

Global Market : New solar panel technology

The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects renewable energy to be “the largest single source of electricity growth over the next five years.” and is projected to grow to over $10.4 trillion by the year 2020.

By 2040, renewable will become the primary method of producing power. They are expected to generate 60% of new capacity and will garner 2/3 share of global power investment. globally. Global population is expected to cross 7.5 billion and the sustainable energy portfolio will exceed 700 GW or 26% of the world’s power capacity. Visit the Rayton website to learn more.

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Since Rayton’s new solar panel technology is a few years from the market, you can take a peak at the best of solar panel technologies available today right here :

SaleBestseller No. 1
Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit with Wanderer (Negative Grounded)
Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit with Wanderer (Negative Grounded)
1,010 Reviews
  • Includes 100W Solar Panel + 30A PWM Negative ground Charge Controller + Solar Panel Connectors +8Ft 10AWG Tray Cable+ Mounting Z Brackets for RV, Boat
  • Monocrystalline solar cell efficiency: 21%;The Charge controller has been upgraded to Renogy new 30A PWM negative ground charge controller The Renogy wanderer
  • With the Renogy wanderer 30A PWM charge Controller, you can expand your system up to a maximum of 400W
  • Ideal output: 500Wh per day; can fully charge a 50Ah Battery from 50% in 3 hours (depending on the availability of sunlight)
  • Negative Grounding controller with battery reversed, overloading, short-circuit and over charging/discharging protection ensures the broader off grid applications and safety. Especially can be used on a vehicle which has battery negative on the chassis. Optimum Operating Current (Imp): 5. 29A
Bestseller No. 2
WEIZE 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel Kit, with Charger Controller, 20ft MC4 Cable, 8ft Tray Cable, Brackets
WEIZE 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel Kit, with Charger Controller, 20ft MC4 Cable, 8ft Tray Cable, Brackets
  • Weize Panel - compact design 39.6*26.3*1.4 in, monocrystalline panel of high-efficiency solar cell, efficiency up to 21%.
  • 100W Output: the panel maximum power voltage: 18.78v, maximum power current: 5.32A, 18.87*5.32=100w, not always output 100w, it depends on the sunshine, usually produce 300-600Wh a day.
  • Parcel Included - 1* Solar Panel, 1*10A Charger Controller, 1 Pair 20ft MC4 Extension Cables, 1 Pair of 8ft Battery Tray Cable, 1 Set Mount Brackets, (Not included Battery, and Inverter).
  • Easy Install - pre-drilled holes on the back of the panel allow for fast mounting, fit for Z-brackets, Pole or Tilt Mounts, ect.
  • Long Life - waterproof IP65 rated junction box, advanced encapsulation material with multi-layered sheet laminations enhance a long service life.
Bestseller No. 3
Renogy 400 Watt 12 Volt Off Grid Solar Premium Kit with Monocrystalline Solar Panel and 40A MPPT Rover Controller
Renogy 400 Watt 12 Volt Off Grid Solar Premium Kit with Monocrystalline Solar Panel and 40A MPPT Rover Controller
22 Reviews
  • Monocrystalline panels come with high-efficiency cells that help increase module efficiency. Bypass diodes minimize power drop caused by shade and ensure excellent performance in low-light environments Rover charge controller brings peak conversion efficiency of 98%, high Tracking efficiency of 99%
  • Extra thick anti-reflective, high transparency, low iron-tempered glass with enhanced stiffness and impact resistance EL tested solar modules; no hot-spot heating guaranteed Corrosion-resistant aluminum frame for extended outdoor use, allowing the panels to last for decades
  • TPT back sheet ensures smooth performance over a long period of time IP65 rated junction box provides complete protection against environmental particles and low pressure water jets
  • 4-Stage battery charging process for a rapid, efficient, and safe battery charging RS-232 port compatible for extra features Compatible with Renogy Bluetooth Module and Renogy BT APP for remote monitoring
  • Pre-drilled holes on the back of the panel allow for fast mounting and securing Comes equipped with an Male and Female Inline fuse and ANL fuse components for protecting your charge controller and battery
SaleBestseller No. 4
Renogy 200 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit with Wanderer
Renogy 200 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit with Wanderer
250 Reviews
  • 2 Renogy Premium Grade A High Efficiency 100 Watt Monocrystalline Solar Panels
  • 30Amp PMW Charge Controller which allows system expandable up to 400W 12volts and 800W 24volts.
  • Branch Connectors allows multiple panels to be wired in parallel(Solar Panel Branch Connectors)
  • 2 Sets Unique Z brackets for Mounting Total 8 pcs (Z Brackets Mount)
  • Added tray cable for connection between charge controller and battery.
SaleBestseller No. 5
TP-solar Solar Panel Kit 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Off Grid System for Homes RV Boat + 20A 12V/24V Solar Charge Controller + 16ft Solar Cables + Z-Brackets for Mounting
TP-solar Solar Panel Kit 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Off Grid System for Homes RV Boat + 20A 12V/24V Solar Charge Controller + 16ft Solar Cables + Z-Brackets for Mounting
28 Reviews
  • TP-solar 100W solar panel kits ideal for 12v battery charging, designed for RVs, cabins, homes, boats, caravan s, back-up and remote power use.
  • This kits include 4pcs Z mounting brackets and 1 pair 16ft Red and Black Solar Cable makes it easy to set up. Easy to install with pre-drilled holes on the back of panel for fast mounting and securing.
  • With the 20A charge controller with PWM funtion and LCD display , it can prevent the battery from over charge, over voltage, discharge and short circuit, reversed polarity protection, battery is fully protected. You can expand your system up to a maximum of 400W 12V system or 800W 24V system.
  • Dimensions: 1160*510*35mm (45.6*20*1.37 inch). Weight: 15.84 lbs. Voltage at Pmax (Vmp):23V. Current at Pmax (Imp): 4.3A.
  • Withstand high winds (2400Pa) and snow loads (5400Pa), strong tempered glass and aluminum frame for extended outdoor use, allowing the solar panel to last for decades.
Bestseller No. 6
200W Solar Panel Starter Kit - 12v Monocrystalline Portable Mono Solar Panel Starter Kit w/ 3 ft 11AWG Cable Set, 30A PWM Controller w/LCD - Van Campers, Car Roof, Boat- SereneLife SLSPSKT200 (2 Pcs)
200W Solar Panel Starter Kit - 12v Monocrystalline Portable Mono Solar Panel Starter Kit w/ 3 ft 11AWG Cable Set, 30A PWM Controller w/LCD - Van Campers, Car Roof, Boat- SereneLife SLSPSKT200 (2 Pcs)
  • 2 PIECE SET: Comes w/ 2 reliable 100 watt solar panel 12v/24v & features higher module conversion efficiency and can optimally generate about about 67Ah in 12V battery or 800WH per day. Has maximum power current (Imp) of 5.32A & 5V/2A USB output
  • 30A PWM Controller: The 100 watt 12 volt solar panel kit comes w/ a 30A PWM controller with LCD screen so you can switch between different interface or to easily adjust the parameter setting by the simple press and hold
  • IP67 WATERPROOF: SereneLife 24v/12v 100w solar panel solar kit for van/campers are IP67 marine-grade waterproof and features an anodized aluminum frame to protect solar cells & convenient for installation
  • VERSATILE APPLICATION: This solar panel board is perfect for any off-grid application & suited for applications that require a smaller footprint. Used for marine, dry camp, RVs, trailer, boat, shed, cabin, golf car, electric car, camper & more
  • INSTALLATION READY: Pre-drilled holes at the back of the panel for easy mounting. Comes w/ mounting brackets, 10 wire fixers, 3ft 11 AWG cable, 20ft 11 AWG sheathed cable set w/ aviation connector, 8ft 11 AWG PV cable set w/ ring terminal, & 15A fuse
SaleBestseller No. 7
Renogy 400 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit with Wanderer
Renogy 400 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit with Wanderer
69 Reviews
  • Monocrystalline solar cell efficiency: 21%;Ideal output: 2000Wh per day; can fully charge a 200Ah battery from 50% in 3 hours (depending on the availability of sunlight).
  • With the Renogy Wanderer 30A PWM Charge Controller, you can expand your system up to a maximum of 400W.
  • The charge controller has been upgraded to Renogy' s new 30A PWM Negative-Ground Charge Controller - the Renogy Wanderer.
  • Negative grounding controller with battery reversed, overloading, short-circuit and over charging /discharging protection ensures the broader off grid applications and safety. Especially can be used on a vehicle which has battery negative on the chassis.
  • The kit now includes an 8ft 10AWG Tray Cable to connect your charge controller and battery.
Bestseller No. 8
Renogy 200 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel, Compact Design 63.8×25.9×1.4 in,High Efficiency Module PV Power for Camper, Vehicle Caravan and Any Other Off Grid Applications
Renogy 200 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel, Compact Design 63.8×25.9×1.4 in,High Efficiency Module PV Power for Camper, Vehicle Caravan and Any Other Off Grid Applications
  • 【Reliable】Advanced encapsulation material with multi-layered sheet laminations enhance cell performance and provide a long service life. EL-tested solar modules; no hot-spot heating guaranteed .Bypass diodes minimize power drop caused by shade .TPT back sheet ensures smooth performance over a long period of time
  • 【Durable】Guaranteed positive output tolerance (0-3%); withstands high winds (2400Pa) and snow loads (5400Pa). Corrosion-resistant aluminum frame allows extended outdoor use; the panels can last for decades. Anti-reflective, high transparency, low iron-tempered glass with enhanced stiffness and impact resistance. IP65 rated junction box provides complete protection against environmental particles and low-pressure water jets
  • 【Versatile】Can be used for many different applications .Ground mount compatible .Compatible with on-grid and off-grid inverters.
  • 【Installation】Ready Pre-drilled holes on the back of the panel allow for fast mounting and securing .Pre-drilled holes included for grounding. Compatible with different Renogy mounting systems such as Z-Brackets, Pole Mounts, and Tilt Mounts.
  • 【Warrenty】25-year power output warranty: 5 year/95% efficiency rate, 10 year/90% efficiency rate, 25-year/80% efficiency rate 5-year material and workmanship warranty
Bestseller No. 9
ECO-WORTHY Solar Power System for RV Off Grid Solar Panel Kit with Battery and Inverter : 2pcs 100W 12V Solar Panel + 20A Charge Controller + 2pcs 20Ah Lithium Battery + 600W Solar Inverter
ECO-WORTHY Solar Power System for RV Off Grid Solar Panel Kit with Battery and Inverter : 2pcs 100W 12V Solar Panel + 20A Charge Controller + 2pcs 20Ah Lithium Battery + 600W Solar Inverter
  • Output Power: 800Wh daily output depends on the sunlight availability, ideal for RV, Home, Boat, Camper, Caravan, Golf car, Electric car, Yacht, Boat, Tent or backpack etc.
  • Solar Panel: Corrosion-resistant aluminum frame for extended outdoor use, allowing the panels to last for decades as well as withstand high winds (2400Pa) and snow loads (5400Pa)
  • Complete solar panel kit with 2pcs 20Ah lithium battery and 600W solar inverter, easy setting up.
  • Widely Use: with 20A LCD charge controller, can expand this kit up to 360W (12V)
  • Warranty: 1 Year product warranty, any problems about the product please feel free to contact us
Bestseller No. 10
ECO-WORTHY 120 Watts 12 Volts Solar Starter Kit: 120W Monocrystalline Solar Panel + 20A PWM Charge Controller + Z Brackets + 16ft Solar Cable with Connector
ECO-WORTHY 120 Watts 12 Volts Solar Starter Kit: 120W Monocrystalline Solar Panel + 20A PWM Charge Controller + Z Brackets + 16ft Solar Cable with Connector
37 Reviews
  • Under ideal light conditions,the daily output up to 0.5 kwh
  • This solar panel have a great performance even on cloudy day
  • Controller can handle up to 360W(12V system)or 720W(24V system)
  • Great choice for Vehicle Battery Charging, like RV, Travel Trailer, Camper Van, Motorhome, Boat, Marine, Home etc.
  • Warranty-1 Year product warranty; Worry-Free Return; Professional customer service team, feel free to ask

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