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
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. 3
WEIZE 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel Kit, 200 Watt (2 Pack of 100W), with 20A Charger Controller, MC4 Connector, 20ft MC4 Cable, Z Brackets
WEIZE 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel Kit, 200 Watt (2 Pack of 100W), with 20A Charger Controller, MC4 Connector, 20ft MC4 Cable, Z 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: one 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, 1 Panel usually produces 300-600Wh one day.
  • Parcel Included - 2* 100W Solar Panel, 1*20A Charger Controller, 1 Pair 20ft MC4 Extension Cables, 1 Pair MC4 Connectors, 2 Set Mount Brackets, (Battery, Tray Cables connecting the battery and controller, and Inverter are Not included).
  • 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.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Off Grid Portable Foldable 2Pcs 50W Solar Panel Suitcase Built-in Kickstand with Waterproof 20A Charger Controller
Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Off Grid Portable Foldable 2Pcs 50W Solar Panel Suitcase Built-in Kickstand with Waterproof 20A Charger Controller
505 Reviews
  • Adjustable, Corrosion-Resistant aluminum stand as well as a heavy duty handle and latches for longevity. Folded size: 19. 9 x 27. 2 x 2. 8 inches. Ideal output: 500 Watt hours per day (depends on sunlight availability)
  • Compatible with gel, sealed, Lithium, and flooded batteries. Charge controller with LCD display for displaying operating Information and data
  • 20A built-in 5-stage Solar charge controller provides overcharge protection, reducing Fire risk
  • Negative-ground charge controller for compatibility with your RV, boat, trailer, etc.
  • The low-voltage system avoids electric shock hazards
SaleBestseller No. 5
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
Bestseller No. 6
WEIZE 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel Kit, with Charger Controller, 20ft MC4 Cable, Z Brackets
WEIZE 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel Kit, with Charger Controller, 20ft MC4 Cable, Z 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 Set Mount Brackets, (Not included Battery, Tray Cables connecting the battery and controller, 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.
SaleBestseller No. 7
Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel, Compact Design 42.2 X 19.6 X 1.38 in, High Efficiency Module PV Power for Battery Charging Boat, Caravan, RV and Any Other Off Grid Applications
Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel, Compact Design 42.2 X 19.6 X 1.38 in, High Efficiency Module PV Power for Battery Charging Boat, Caravan, RV and Any Other Off Grid Applications
67 Reviews
  • 【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.
  • 【Warranty 】25-year transferable power output ; 5-year material and workmanship .
SaleBestseller No. 8
SUNER POWER 20 Watts Mono Crystalline 12V Off Grid Solar Panel Kit - Waterproof 20W Solar Panel + Photocell 10A Solar Charge Controller with Work Time Setting + SAE Connection Cable Kits
SUNER POWER 20 Watts Mono Crystalline 12V Off Grid Solar Panel Kit - Waterproof 20W Solar Panel + Photocell 10A Solar Charge Controller with Work Time Setting + SAE Connection Cable Kits
58 Reviews
  • Ideal solar power kit for variety of off grid applications including shed, cabin, gate opener, etc where 12V batteries is used as well as charge and maintain Cars, RVs, Boats, Trailer batteries.
  • Intelligent solar charge controller with optimized charging algorithm and three stages charging make the system work more efficiently, full protection prevent battery from overcharge, over discharge, over voltage, short circuit, etc.
  • Photocell Control & Work Time Setting - Turn on the loads in dusk and turn off in dawn without manul operation, 1 to 13 working hours setting according to personal requirements, practical and useful.
  • Plug & play SAE connector, easy to install and virtual free maintenance. For Adjustable Solar Panel Mount Racks, check ASIN: B07RW85NL3
  • Extended 12 months warranty + lifetime professional technical supports.
Bestseller No. 9
Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Off Grid Solar Premium Kit with Monocrystalline Solar Panel and 20A MPPT Rover Controller
Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Off Grid Solar Premium Kit with Monocrystalline Solar Panel and 20A MPPT Rover Controller
  • Mono-crystalline panels come with high-efficiency cells. Cell efficiency: regular Mono-crystalline: 21%. 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 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 areas-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 MC4 inline fuse and ANL fuse components for protecting your charge controller and battery
Bestseller No. 10
ECO-WORTHY 100 Watts Solar Panel Off Gird RV Boat Kit :100W Mono Solar Panel +20A LCD Charge Controller+Z Brackets
ECO-WORTHY 100 Watts Solar Panel Off Gird RV Boat Kit :100W Mono Solar Panel +20A LCD Charge Controller+Z Brackets
40 Reviews
  • Basic component for off-grid solar panel system, caravan, RV, boat, Green house solar panel system
  • High efficiency 100 Watt Solar Panel with high quality frame, have excellent performance in harsh weather
  • Easy installation with pre-drilled holes on the back of the solar panel
  • Controller protection system: Build-in short-circuit protection, open-circuit protection, reverse protection, over-load protection
  • Package included:1pc 100 Watt Mono Solar Panel,1/4 Z brackets and 1pc 20 A/LCD display ,1 pair 30FT extension cable

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