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 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. 2
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. 3
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
SaleBestseller No. 4
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
  • Designed for off-grid solar panel system, caravan, RV, boat, Green house solar panel system. Cell efficiency: Regular Monocrystalline: 21%
  • 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
SaleBestseller No. 5
Renogy 12V 100W Monocrystalline Bundle Kit Solar Panel, Black
Renogy 12V 100W Monocrystalline Bundle Kit Solar Panel, Black
  • El tested solar modules; no hot-spot heating.
  • Corrosion-resistant aluminum frame allows extended outdoor use; The panels can last for decades. Pre-drilled holes on the back of the panel allow for fast mounting and securing.
  • Backlit LCD screen of the charge controller displays system operation, diverse load control, and error codes.
  • The wanderer 10A controller come with integrated 5V 2A USB ports to charge USB devices.
  • Integrated Rs232 port allows communication with bt-1 Bluetooth module and usage of Renogy BT smartphone app.
Bestseller No. 6
Renogy 200 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Bundle Kit w/ 100w Solar Panel,30A Charge Controller,9in MC4 Adaptor Kit,A pair of Branch Connectors
Renogy 200 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Bundle Kit w/ 100w Solar Panel,30A Charge Controller,9in MC4 Adaptor Kit,A pair of Branch Connectors
199 Reviews
  • Two Renogy 100-watt Mono-crystalline Solar panels can be connected in parallel by a pair of branch connectors. Short-Circuit Current (Isc): 5.92A
  • The Charge controller has been upgraded to Renogy' S New 30A PWM negative ground charge controller -- the Renogy wanderer.
  • The system can be extended up to 400-watt in parallel connection. 4-Stage Battery charging process for a rapid, efficient, and safe battery charging
  • 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.
  • 25-year transferable power output on panels and 1-year on rest of the kit components. Optimum Operating Voltage (Vmp): 17. 7V
SaleBestseller No. 7
SUNGOLDPOWER 200 Watt 12V Monocrystalline Solar Panel Module Kit:2pcs 100W Mono Solar Panel Solar Cell Grade A +20A LCD PWM Charge Controller Solar+MC4 Extension Cables+2 Sets of Z-Bracket
SUNGOLDPOWER 200 Watt 12V Monocrystalline Solar Panel Module Kit:2pcs 100W Mono Solar Panel Solar Cell Grade A +20A LCD PWM Charge Controller Solar+MC4 Extension Cables+2 Sets of Z-Bracket
35 Reviews
  • 1.The kit Includes: 2pcs 100W Solar Panel (Grade A solar cell )+ 20A PWM Solar Charge Controller + a pair of 10ft MC4 Connector cable + two sets of Mounting Z Brackets + a pair of MC4 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.
Bestseller No. 8
ECO-WORTHY 1KW Complete Solar Panel System Kit with Battery and Inverter for Homes House Shed Farm
ECO-WORTHY 1KW Complete Solar Panel System Kit with Battery and Inverter for Homes House Shed Farm
7 Reviews
  • 4kwh daily output depends on the sunlight availability, supply for the off grid life,power for fridge and small A/C,etc.
  • Complete system with 200Ah battery and 3.5KW inverter, easy setting up.
  • Combiner box offers safety protection, with 10A fuse for each string, anti-backflow diodes and lighting protection.
  • For charging battery and a backup power, suitable for off grid shop,isolated cabin,garage,shed and remote agriculture,etc.
  • 1 year warranty and 24/7 technical support team, call ECO-WORTHY hotline whatever any question or concern you have.
Bestseller No. 9
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
Bestseller No. 10
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.

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