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
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
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$299.99
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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

  • 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.
Bestseller No. 2
Renogy 200 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit with Wanderer
218 Reviews
$339.99
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Renogy 200 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit with 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 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. 3
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
936 Reviews
$196.99 - $27.00 $169.99
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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

  • 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. 4
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
39 Reviews
$1,799.99
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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

  • 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. 5
Renogy 400 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Bundle Kit
8 Reviews
$566.73
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Renogy 400 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Bundle Kit

  • Four Renogy 100 Watt monocrystalline grade A high efficiency solar panels.
  • The charge controller has been upgraded to Renogy's new 30A PWM negative ground charge controller the-Renogy Wanderer.
  • One 9In MC4 connector adaptor kit with MC4 male and female connectors
  • Three pairs of branch connector included for parallel connection to maintain 12volts.
  • Fully self powered offgrid systems
SaleBestseller No. 6
Renogy 400 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit with 40A Rover MPPT Charge Controller
11 Reviews
$745.99 - $0.51 $745.48
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Renogy 400 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit with 40A Rover MPPT Charge Controller

  • 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
SaleBestseller No. 7
Renogy 200 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar RV Kit Off-Grid Kit with 30A PWM LCD Charge Controller + Mounting Brackets + MC4 Connectors + Solar Cables + Cable Entry housing
30 Reviews
$459.99 - $23.00 $436.99
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Renogy 200 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar RV Kit Off-Grid Kit with 30A PWM LCD Charge Controller + Mounting Brackets + MC4 Connectors + Solar Cables + Cable Entry housing

  • High Module conversion efficiency. Ideal output: 1000Wh per day (depending on the availability of sunlight).
  • Advanced encapsulation material with multilayered sheet laminations to enhance cell performance and provide a long service life.
  • 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).
  • Bypass diode minimizes power drop caused by shade and ensures excellent performance in low-light environments.
  • The adventurer 30A pwm charge controller is specifically designed for RV applications as it allows for aesthetically clean flush mounting on walls and is negative grounded for Battery compatibility.
Bestseller No. 8
[30W Panel Foldable] HKYH Solar Panel Lighting Kit, Solar Home DC System Kit, USB Solar Charger with 4 LED Light Bulb as Emergency Light and 5 Mobile Phone Charger/5V 2A Output Can Charge Power Bank
116 Reviews
$153.69
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[30W Panel Foldable] HKYH Solar Panel Lighting Kit, Solar Home DC System Kit, USB Solar Charger with 4 LED Light Bulb as Emergency Light and 5 Mobile Phone Charger/5V 2A Output Can Charge Power Bank

  • New Product Promotion!!!HKYH patented solar lighting system is a completely independent off-grid power system,with a foldable solar panel with larger power output.
  • The item include 1 Foldable Solar Panel+1 Solar DC System+2x2W LED+2x3W LED+ 2 IPHONE 4&5 ADAPTER+3Cord
  • The multiple outlets enable several LED bulbs working at the same time.It can be used as a portable power supply for travel and wild field.
  • The 5V 2A outlet is a universal charge port,can quickly charge cellphone,digital devices,power bank,shaver,fan etc.
  • If you have any questiones about this spotlight,don't hesitate to contact us,we are always at your service.
Bestseller No. 9
Renogy 800 Watt 12 Volt Solar Premium Kit
1 Reviews
$1,994.99
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Renogy 800 Watt 12 Volt Solar Premium Kit

  • Monocrystalline panels come with high-efficiency cells that help increase module efficiency.
  • Commander charge controller brings peak conversion efficiency of 98%, high Tracking efficiency of 99%
  • EL tested solar modules; no hot-spot heating guaranteed;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;The Commander charge controller features die-cast aluminum design allowing for natural heat dissipation
  • 4-Stage battery charging process for a rapid, efficient, and safe battery charging;RS-485 port compatible for extra features
SaleBestseller No. 10
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
190 Reviews
$324.99 - $25.52 $299.47
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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

  • Two Renogy 100-Watt monocrystalline solar panels can be connected in parallel by a pair of branch connectors.
  • 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 warranty on panels and 1-year warranty on rest of the kit components

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Author: Michael Bennet

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