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
Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit
1,010 Reviews
  • Includes 100W Solar Panel + 30A PWM Negative ground Charge Controller + MC4 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
Renogy 200 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit with Wanderer
Renogy 200 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit with Wanderer
250 Reviews
  • 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 Charge controller has been upgraded to Renogy' S 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.Open-Circuit Voltage (Voc): 21.6V
  • Monocrystalline solar cell efficiency: 21%;Ideal output: 1000Wh per day; can fully charge a 50Ah Battery from 50% in 1. 5 hours (depending on the availability of sunlight)
  • The kit now includes an 8Ft 10AWG tray cable to connect your charge controller and battery
SaleBestseller No. 3
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.
SaleBestseller No. 4
SUNGOLDPOWER 200 Watt 12V Monocrystalline Solar Panel Module Kit:2pcs 100W Mono Solar Panel Solar Cell Grade A +20A LCD PWM Charge Controller Solar+Solar Panel Connector Extension Cables+2 Sets of Z-B
SUNGOLDPOWER 200 Watt 12V Monocrystalline Solar Panel Module Kit:2pcs 100W Mono Solar Panel Solar Cell Grade A +20A LCD PWM Charge Controller Solar+Solar Panel Connector Extension Cables+2 Sets of Z-B
35 Reviews
  • 1.The kit Includes: 2pcs 100W Solar Panel (Grade A solar cell )+ 20A PWM Solar Charge Controller + a pair of 10ft solar panel connector cable + two sets of Mounting Z Brackets + a pair of solar panel connector Y branch Connector.
  • 2.Solar controller: 20A output controller with 2 USB ports, PWM charge management,12V/24V system auto-sensing, LCD display can indicate the battery battery voltage and charging current, multiple Electric Protection.
  • 3.Installation: Pre-drilled holes on the back of the panel allow for fast mounting and securing.Suitable for Caravan, RV, Golf car, Electric car, Yacht, Boat, Tent or backpack etc.
  • 4. Ideal output: high modules conversion efficiency.
  • 5. Warranty: 25 Years transferable power output for solar panel and 1-year on rest of the kit components.
SaleBestseller No. 5
Renogy Solar Panel 2pcs 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline, 2-Pack Compact Design
Renogy Solar Panel 2pcs 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline, 2-Pack Compact Design
  • Reliable Advanced encapsulation material with multi-layered sheet laminations enhance cell performance and provide a long service life.
  • Durable: positive output tolerance (0-3%); withstands high winds (2400PA) and snow loads (5400PA)
  • Versatile Use it for your RV when camping, or during beach trips with the family, either way this monocrystalline panel provides you with the most efficiency per space.
  • 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.
  • 25-year transferable power output ; 5-year material and workmanship
Bestseller No. 6
Renogy 400 Watt 12 Volt Off Grid Solar Premium Kit with Monocrystalline Solar Panel and 40A MPPT Rover Controller/Mounting Z Brackets/MC4 Adaptor Kit/Tray Cables Fuse set /MC4 fuse
Renogy 400 Watt 12 Volt Off Grid Solar Premium Kit with Monocrystalline Solar Panel and 40A MPPT Rover Controller/Mounting Z Brackets/MC4 Adaptor Kit/Tray Cables Fuse set /MC4 fuse
22 Reviews
  • Sleek design and a durable frame, the Renogy Premium 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Panel provides you with the highest efficiency per area and is the perfect item for off-grid applications.
  • Rover charge controller brings peak conversion efficiency of 98%, high Tracking efficiency of 99%; 4-Stage battery charging process for a rapid, efficient, and safe battery charging
  • IP65 rated junction box provides complete protection against environmental particles and low pressure water jets
  • Complete kit includes: (1) Renogy 400 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel (2) 40A MPPT Rover Controller(3)Z-Brackets(4)Adaptor Kit(5)Tray Cable, (6) Bluetooth Module
  • Designed for off-grid solar panel system, caravan, RV, boat, Green house solar panel system. Cell efficiency: Regular Monocrystalline: 21%
Bestseller No. 7
Renogy 200 Watt Monocrystalline Foldable Solar Suitcase, 200W Panel-20A Controller
Renogy 200 Watt Monocrystalline Foldable Solar Suitcase, 200W Panel-20A Controller
7 Reviews
  • Adjustable, Corrosion-Resistant aluminum stand. Heavy duty handle and latches for longevity.
  • Protective casing. Compatible with gel, sealed, Lithium, and flooded batteries.
  • Charge controller with LCD display for displaying operating Information and data.
  • 20A built-in Solar charge controller provides overcharge protection, reducing Fire risk.
  • Negative-ground charge controller for compatibility with an RV, boat, trailer, etc. The low-voltage system avoids electrical shock hazards.
Bestseller No. 8
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
Bestseller No. 9
DOKIO 150w Solar Panel Kit Portable Folding Monocrystalline Include Solar Charge Controller and PV Cable for 12v Battery Charging Camper RV Van
DOKIO 150w Solar Panel Kit Portable Folding Monocrystalline Include Solar Charge Controller and PV Cable for 12v Battery Charging Camper RV Van
  • 【PORTABLE DESIGN AND WIDE APPLICABILITY】-- The panel is well protected in a thick fabric pocket sewn. A practical carrying handle is available easy to carry and use and with, Ideal to use for cars,roofing,motorcycles,boats,snowmobiles,tractorscamping, camping, climbing, hiking, picnic, charging your car battery, or in emergencies,shine a light on your shed
  • 【FOLDABLE AND LIGHTWEIGHT EASY TO CARRY】-- This solar panel photovoltaic packs 150W of power yet is only 2.4cm thick and weighs only 4.1kg., making it easier to mount,transport, hang, and remove.solar panel usb port output
  • 【PUT A LOT OF POWER INTO YOUR BATTERY BANK】-- powerful high conversion efficiency with high efficiency monocrystalline solar cell, you will get greater power efficiency even though the panel is smaller than a traditional model.Maximizes system output by reducing mismatch loss
  • 【COMPLETE KIT】--you really don't NEED anything else to charge your battery,FREE solar controller for you (save 15 dollars),Solar charger for all 12V batteries with its 18V optimum power voltage.
  • 【AMAZON WAREHOUSE FAST DELIVERY+ INTIMATE AFTER-SALES SERVICE】-- Amazon FBA delivery, Receive goods in time,any questions you can contact us at any time, we will do our best to provide you with a satisfactory solution to ensure that you will not suffer any loss.
Bestseller No. 10
SUNGOLDPOWER 200 Watt 12V Polycrystalline Solar Panel Solar Module:2pcs 100W Polycrystalline Solar Panel Solar Cell Grade A +20A LCD PWM Charge Controller Solar+Solar Panel Extension Cables+Z-Brackets
SUNGOLDPOWER 200 Watt 12V Polycrystalline Solar Panel Solar Module:2pcs 100W Polycrystalline Solar Panel Solar Cell Grade A +20A LCD PWM Charge Controller Solar+Solar Panel Extension Cables+Z-Brackets
  • The long-lasting 2pcs 100W polycrystalline solar panel and the tough, sealed, aluminum frame will give you years and years of consistent, free power.The waterproof design ensures that the panel can be used in all weather conditions.
  • 20A Solar Charger Controller with two USB sockets, can charge two devices simultaneously; Over-current and short-circuit protection, inverse connection protection, low voltage and overcharge protection.
  • Hard plastic connectors at each end; female and male connectors. Solar Panel Extension Cable runs between the solar panel and charge controller or between two solar panels, allowing for greater space between both items.
  • Easy Installation with pre-drilled hole. Corrosion-resistant aluminum frame for extended outdoor use.Suitable for Caravan, RV, Golf car, Electric car, Yacht, Boat, Tent or backpack etc.
  • High modules, conversion efficiency, IP67 Rated waterproof solar panel connectors and 25 years outdoor service life standard.

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