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
245 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
Bestseller No. 2
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
163 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. 3
Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Extremely Flexible Monocrystalline Solar Panel - Ultra Lightweight, Ultra Thin, Up to 248 Degree Arc, for RV, Boats, Roofs, Uneven Surfaces
Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Extremely Flexible Monocrystalline Solar Panel - Ultra Lightweight, Ultra Thin, Up to 248 Degree Arc, for RV, Boats, Roofs, Uneven Surfaces
64 Reviews
  • With a flex range of up to 248 degrees, this panel is capable of meeting a wide range of applications where standard panels can be inconvenient to mount, such as on the curved roof of an airstream.
  • ETFE material has higher light transmittance, longer service life than PET material. ETFE material also has antifouling and self-cleaning abilities, ensure best performance day after day.
  • Thanks to advanced polymer materials, this product weighs 70% less than conventional solar panels, making transportation and installation a breeze. The lightweight design also contributes to lower mpg on vehicles.
  • Sleek and barely noticeable, the Renogy 100W flexible solar panel laid flat is only a tenth of an inch tall! Approximately 95% thinner than its rigid counterpart, this panel is ideal for a stealthy solar setup.
  • Rigorously tested, the 100W panel was designed to withstand extreme wind of up to 2400 Pa and snow loads of up to 5400 Pa. The Renogy 100W flexible solar panel is the best companion for RV, boat, cabin and other applications.
Bestseller No. 4
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
52 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. 5
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
18 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
SaleBestseller No. 6
SUNER POWER 50 Watts 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 12V Off Grid Solar Panel Kit - Waterproof 50W Solar Panel + Photocell 10A Solar Charge Controller with Work Time Setting + SAE Connection Cable Kits
35 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. 7
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
985 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
SaleBestseller No. 8
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
472 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. 9
HQST 100 Watts 12 Volts Polycrystalline Solar Panel Off-Grid RV and Boat Kit with 30A PWM LCD Display Charge Controller + Adaptor Cables + Mounting Brackets
HQST 100 Watts 12 Volts Polycrystalline Solar Panel Off-Grid RV and Boat Kit with 30A PWM LCD Display Charge Controller + Adaptor Cables + Mounting Brackets
65 Reviews
  • Designed specifically for customers new to solar. Easy and convenient to install with pre-drilled holes on panels and Z brackets for fast mounting and securing.
  • Used in various off-grid applications that include 12 and 24 volts arrays, water pumping systems, signaling systems and other off-grid applications. Great for off-grid applications, such as RVs, trailers, boats, sheds, and cabins.
  • Provides many benefits, including quiet power production and grid independence. Ideal output: 500Wh per day (depending on the availability of sunlight); can fully charge a 50Ah battery from 50% in 3 hours (depending on the availability of sunlight).
  • Comes with a 100W 12V polycrystalline solar panel, a 30A PWM LCD charge controller, a pair of 20 ft 12 AWG daptor cables, a set of Z-brackets, and all necessary mounting hardware. With the 30A PWM charge controller, you can expand your system up to a maximum of 400W.
  • Warranty: Panels, 5 years material and workmanship warranty and 25 years power output warranty; Accessories, 1 year material & workmanship warranty.
Bestseller No. 10
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
13 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

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