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 :

Bestseller No. 1
Renogy 200 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit with Wanderer
Renogy 200 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit with Wanderer
234 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
  • 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. 2
Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit w/ 100W Solar Panel + 30A PWM Negative ground Charge Controller + MC4 Connectors +Tray Cable+ Mounting Z Brackets for RV, Boat
Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit w/ 100W Solar Panel + 30A PWM Negative ground Charge Controller + MC4 Connectors +Tray Cable+ Mounting Z Brackets for RV, Boat
969 Reviews
  • The charge controller has been upgraded to Renogy's new 30A PWM NegativeGround Charge Controller the Renogy Wanderer
  • With the Renogy Wanderer 30A PWM Charge Controller, you can expand your system up to a maximum of 400W
  • The kit now includes an 8ft 10AWG Tray Cable to connect your charge controller and battery
  • 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
Bestseller No. 3
WindyNation 100 Watt Solar Panel Off-Grid RV Boat Kit with LCD PWM Charge Controller + Solar Cable + MC4 Connectors + Mounting Brackets
WindyNation 100 Watt Solar Panel Off-Grid RV Boat Kit with LCD PWM Charge Controller + Solar Cable + MC4 Connectors + Mounting Brackets
151 Reviews
  • The kit includes: (1) 100 Watt WindyNation Solar Panel, 30-Amp (user adjustable) WindyNation P30L LCD Display Solar Charge Controller with Battery Temperature Sensor, 40 feet of UL Listed 12 AWG Solar Cable, all necessary MC4 Connectors, solar panel mounting hardware and Installation Manual.
  • Designed for RVs, cabins, homes, boats, back-up and remote power use
  • Kit will provide on average 350 Watt Hours (Wh) or 33 Amp hours of charge per day (depends on sunlight availability). Add more solar panels in the future! The included charge controller can handle up to 4pcs 100W solar panels (12 volt system) and 8pcs 100W solar panels (24 volt system)
  • 100 Watt solar charging kit provides up to 100 watts of clean, free, renewable power
  • PWM Solar Charge Controller has user adjustable settings! LCD Screen shows system amperage, voltage, amp-hours, temperature and DC load draw. See Image in photo gallery for all LCD Screen readouts.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Foldable Portable Solar Suitcase with Voyager Waterproof Charge Controller
Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Foldable Portable Solar Suitcase with Voyager Waterproof Charge Controller
453 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.
Bestseller No. 5
WindyNation 400 Watt (4pcs 100W) Solar Panel Kit + 1500 Watt VertaMax Power Inverter + AGM Battery Bank for RV, Boat, Cabin, Off-Grid 12 Volt Battery System
WindyNation 400 Watt (4pcs 100W) Solar Panel Kit + 1500 Watt VertaMax Power Inverter + AGM Battery Bank for RV, Boat, Cabin, Off-Grid 12 Volt Battery System
41 Reviews
  • Bundle and save! Purchase all the components together and save time and money!
  • Solar charging will provide on average 1600 Watt Hours (Wh) or 135 Amp hours of charge per day (depends on sunlight availability)
  • Perfect kit for having an off-grid 12 volt battery system. 1500 Watt VertaMax Inverter provides plenty of AC power to run your household appliances and the battery bank will supply plenty of energy for moderate use.
  • Designed for RVs, cabins, homes, boats, back-up and remote power use
  • Complete kit includes: (4pcs) 100 Watt Polycrystalline Solar Panel, 30-amp P30L Solar Charge Controller (w/ LCD Display and user adjustable settings), 40 feet of UL Listed 12 AWG Solar Cable, all necessary MC4 Connectors, all necessary solar mounting hardware + 1500 Watt (3000 Watt surge) VertaMax DC to AC Power Inverter, 2 pcs of 2 AWG Battery Cables for connecting the inverter to a 12V battery + 4pcs BattaMax 100Ah AGM (Maintenance Free) Deep Cycle Batteries with 2/0 AWG Interconnect Battery Cable.
Bestseller No. 6
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
10 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 MC4 Inline fuse and ANL fuse components for protecting your charge controller and battery
Bestseller No. 7
ECO-WORTHY 200 Watt (2pcs 100 Watt) Monocrystalline Solar Panel Complete Off-Grid RV Boat Kit with LCD Charge Controller + Solar Cable + Mounting Brackets
ECO-WORTHY 200 Watt (2pcs 100 Watt) Monocrystalline Solar Panel Complete Off-Grid RV Boat Kit with LCD Charge Controller + Solar Cable + Mounting Brackets
8 Reviews
  • This kit includes 2 pcs 100W mono solar panel, 1 pair of 5m(16.4') 4mm² solar cables, 2 sets Z style mounting brackets, 1 pc 20A CMG Solar Controller and 1 pair of Y branch
  • This 100W Mono solar panel with its high power output and the robust design the right solution for a stand-alone system.
  • 20A charger with build-in short-circuit protection,open-circuit protection,reverse protection,over-load protection.
  • Connect order please connect 12v/24v battery with controller first, it will automatically to 12v/24v depends on battery voltage.
  • Z shape surface mount brackets, allowing sufficient air space for cooling solar panel.
Bestseller No. 8
WindyNation 200 Watt Solar Panel Kit: 2pcs 100W Solar Panels + P30L LCD PWM Charge Controller + Solar Cable + MC4 Connectors + Mounting Brackets for Off-Grid RV Boat
WindyNation 200 Watt Solar Panel Kit: 2pcs 100W Solar Panels + P30L LCD PWM Charge Controller + Solar Cable + MC4 Connectors + Mounting Brackets for Off-Grid RV Boat
45 Reviews
  • 200 Watt solar charging kit provides up to 200 watts of clean, free, renewable power
  • Designed for RVs, cabins, homes, boats, back-up power and remote power use
  • PWM Solar Charge Controller has user adjustable settings! LCD Screen shows sytem amperage, voltage, amp-hours, temperature and DC load draw. See Image #8 in photo gallery for all LCD Screen readouts.
  • Kit will provide on average 820 Watt Hours (Wh) or 75 Amp hours of charge per day (depends on sunlight availability). Can be wired for 12V or 24V battery charging.
  • Complete kit includes: 2pcs 100 Watt WindyNation Solar Panels, 30-Amp (user adjustable) LCD Display P30L Solar Charge Controller with Battery Temperature Sensor, 40 feet of UL Listed 12 AWG Solar Cable, all necessary MC4 Connectors, all necessary mounting hardware and Installation Manual.
SaleBestseller No. 9
Renogy 400 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit with 40A Rover MPPT Charge Controller
Renogy 400 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit with 40A Rover MPPT Charge Controller
16 Reviews
  • This kit includes our 40A MPPT charge controller which uses Maximum Power Point Tracking technology, transferring power up to 30% more efficiently than PWM charge controllers
  • With a Renogy 400W Monocrystalline Starter Kit MPPT, you won't have to wonder about whether you're getting the most out of your system
  • Monocrystalline solar cell efficiency: 18.4%; MPPT charge controller peak efficiency: 97%
  • You can expand your system up to a maximum of 400W (12 Volt) or 800W (24 Volt) with a Renogy 40A MPPT Charge Controller
  • Order will be delivered in multiple packages
Bestseller No. 10
Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Panel Bundle Kit with 30A Negative ground Charge Controller+9in MC4 Adaptor Kit
Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Panel Bundle Kit with 30A Negative ground Charge Controller+9in MC4 Adaptor Kit
446 Reviews
  • Authorized UL 1703 photovoltaic modules and panels. EL tested solar modules; no hotspot heating guaranteed.
  • Withstand strong wind (2400Pa)/heavy snow (5400Pa), Excellent performance in low light environments.
  • The charge controller has been upgraded to Renogy's new 30A PWM negative ground charge controller - the Renogy Wanderer.
  • Negative grounding controller ensures the broader off grid applications and safety, especially to be used on a vehicle which has battery negative on the chassis.
  • The system can be extended up to 400watt in parallel connection.

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