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 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
SaleBestseller 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
  • 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
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
Bestseller No. 4
SOLPERK 20W Solar Panel,12V Solar Panel Charger Kit+8A Controller, Suitable for Automotive, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV, Marine, RV, Trailer, Powersports, Snowmobile etc. Various 12V Batteries. (20W Solar
SOLPERK 20W Solar Panel,12V Solar Panel Charger Kit+8A Controller, Suitable for Automotive, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV, Marine, RV, Trailer, Powersports, Snowmobile etc. Various 12V Batteries. (20W Solar
29 Reviews
  • [High-efficiency solar panel] Solar battery charger is to convert sunlight into electric energy and charges the battery. The more the sunlight is, the higher the charging efficiency is. The charger will generate current to trickle charge the battery that prevent the loss current of the battery in storage or standby process.
  • [Charger and Maintenance Device] This product is a solar battery charger and maintainer. It can safely charge and maintain Various 12V batteries such as Wet, Gel, MF, EFB and AGM. In addition, it is also suitable for any car, motorcycle, ship, tractor, RV, Powersports, snowmobiles, trucks, shed, cabin, gate opener, etc.
  • [Full-automatic intelligent charging and maintenance Controller] Intelligent three-level charging mode, chip intelligent management charging and complete protection of battery, short circuit protection, open circuit protection, reverse protection, overload protection, under voltage protection, over charge protection to improve system efficiency and extend battery life .
  • [Easy to install and angle adjustable] The product is equipped with a bracket that adjusts the mounting angle for better sunlight reception. The product is light and easy to install for inexperienced people. The interfaces are plug-and-play. The kit needs no extra maintenance, no electricity. It’s energy conservation and environmental protection.
  • [More durable] Weatherproof Solar panels applies g a more durable aluminum alloy frame. It's windproof and rainproof, but it can't be immersed in water. Extended 12 months warranty + Lifetime technical support.
Bestseller No. 5
WindyNation 100 Watt Solar Panel Off-Grid RV Boat Kit with LCD PWM Charge Controller + Solar Cable + Connectors + Mounting Brackets
WindyNation 100 Watt Solar Panel Off-Grid RV Boat Kit with LCD PWM Charge Controller + Solar Cable + Connectors + Mounting Brackets
170 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 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.
Bestseller No. 6
TP-solar Solar Panel Kit 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Off Grid System for Homes RV Boat + 20A 12V/24V PWM Solar Charge Controller + 16ft Solar Cables with MC4 Connector + Z-Brackets for Mounting
TP-solar Solar Panel Kit 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Off Grid System for Homes RV Boat + 20A 12V/24V PWM Solar Charge Controller + 16ft Solar Cables with MC4 Connector + Z-Brackets for Mounting
28 Reviews
  • 100W solar panel kits ideal for 12v battery charging, designed for RVs, cabins, homes, boats, caravan s, back-up and remote power use.
  • Come with 4pcs Z mounting brackets and 1 pair 16ft Red and Black Solar Cable with MC4 Connector makes it easy to set up. Easy to install with pre-drilled holes on the back of panel for fast mounting and securing.
  • With 20A PWM LCD display charge controller, 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: 1180*555*35mm (46.5*21.8*1.37 inch). Weight: 15.84 lbs. Voltage at Pmax (Vmp):18V. Current at Pmax (Imp): 5.56A.
  • 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. 7
SUNER POWER 50 Watts Mono Crystalline 12V Off Grid Solar Panel Kit - Waterproof 50W Solar Panel + Photocell 10A Solar Charge Controller with Work Time Setting + SAE Connection Cable Kits
SUNER POWER 50 Watts Mono Crystalline 12V Off Grid Solar Panel Kit - Waterproof 50W Solar Panel + Photocell 10A Solar Charge Controller with Work Time Setting + SAE Connection Cable Kits
128 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-stage charge make the system work more efficient, full protections prevent battery from overcharge and over discharge, over voltage, short circuit.
  • Photocell Control & Work Time Setting - Turn on the loads in dusk and turn off in dawn without manual 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: B07QKR2NC5
  • Extended 12 months warranty + lifetime professional technical support.
SaleBestseller No. 8
ECO-WORTHY 200 Watt (2pcs 100W) Monocrystalline Solar Panel Complete Off-Grid RV Boat Kit with LCD Charge Controller + Solar Cable + Mounting Brackets for Homes RVs Car Battery Charging
ECO-WORTHY 200 Watt (2pcs 100W) Monocrystalline Solar Panel Complete Off-Grid RV Boat Kit with LCD Charge Controller + Solar Cable + Mounting Brackets for Homes RVs Car Battery Charging
47 Reviews
  • Package includes 2 pcs 100W mono solar panel + 2 set of Z style mounting brackets + 1 pc 20A solar controller + 1 pair of 16.4ft 10 awg solar cables + 1 pair of 2-in-1 connectors
  • This 200 watt solar panel kit is for off-grid, daily output 1000wh depends on the sunlight availability, it's plug and play designed renewable power system for even the new users.
  • 20A charge controller with built-in LCD display and dual USB port, and offers short-circuit protection,open-circuit protection,reverse protection,over-load protection.
  • Wiring sequence of controller: 1st please connect to battery (if you have), it will be automatically to 12v/24v according the battery voltage; 2nd the solar panel; 3rd the load.
  • Z shaped mount brackets, for setting up the panel and allowing sufficient air space for cooling panel.
Bestseller No. 9
ECO-WORTHY 25W 12V Solar Panel Kit: Portable Solar Panel + Charge Controller with USB Port + U Shaped Mount Bracket + 30A Battery Clip for Car Battery Charging,Camper,RV,Boat,Yacht
ECO-WORTHY 25W 12V Solar Panel Kit: Portable Solar Panel + Charge Controller with USB Port + U Shaped Mount Bracket + 30A Battery Clip for Car Battery Charging,Camper,RV,Boat,Yacht
  • [ Widely Use ] - Ideal portable 12V solar panel for DC applications, such as charging lead acid battery for Car, RVs, Boats, Yacht, Motorbike etc . Also for cell phone and LED lights,etc when hiking, camping and outing picnic.
  • [ Mounting Design ] - Can be mounted on ground, wood or wall, the angle of tilt is recommended to be set at 25~35° and towards the sun for higher efficiency of conversion.(Additional Mount Brackets Asin: B014MHU740, search it on Amazon)
  • [ USB Port Available ] - Built in a stable current USB module in controller, allows to charge for mobile phone, tablet, camera and other device.
  • [ Smart Controller ] - It offers auto 12V/24V PWM technology to maintain excellent charging efficiency. Built-in overcharge protection, over discharge protection, reverse protection and overload protection, keeping safety for home, outdoor, industrial and commercial uses.
  • [ Warm Tips ] - If any question before or after ordering , please feel free to contact ECO-WORTHY support team for a solution, the revert will be gave within 8hrs.
Bestseller No. 10
ECO-WORTHY 120 Watts Solar Panel Off Gird RV Boat Kit :120W Mono Solar Panel +20A LCD Charge Controller+Z Brackets+MC4 Connector with 30FT Extension Cable
ECO-WORTHY 120 Watts Solar Panel Off Gird RV Boat Kit :120W Mono Solar Panel +20A LCD Charge Controller+Z Brackets+MC4 Connector with 30FT Extension Cable
40 Reviews
  • Basic component for off-grid solar panel system, caravan, RV, boat, Green house solar panel system
  • High efficiency 120 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 120 Watt Mono Solar Panel,1/4 Z brackets and 1pc 20 A/LCD display ,1 pair MC4 connector with 30FT extension cable

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