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
226 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 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
41 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. 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
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
950 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. 4
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
442 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.
SaleBestseller No. 5
SUNER POWER 30 Watts 12V Off Grid Solar Panel Kit - Waterproof 30W Solar Panel + Photocell 10A Solar Charge Controller with Work Time Setting + SAE Connection Cable Kits
SUNER POWER 30 Watts 12V Off Grid Solar Panel Kit - Waterproof 30W Solar Panel + Photocell 10A Solar Charge Controller with Work Time Setting + SAE Connection Cable Kits
14 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-stages charging make the system work more efficient, full protections prevent battery from overcharge and over discharge, over voltage, short circuit, etc.
  • Photocell Control & Work Time Setting - Turn on the loads in dusk and turn off in dawn without manul 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: B07PQ18LQD
  • Extended 12 months warranty + lifetime professional technical supports.
SaleBestseller 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
194 Reviews
  • 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
Bestseller No. 7
ECO-WORTHY 10W PV Polycrystalline Solar Panel System kit W/ 3A Charge Controller & 30A Battery Clips
ECO-WORTHY 10W PV Polycrystalline Solar Panel System kit W/ 3A Charge Controller & 30A Battery Clips
106 Reviews
  • Can be applied to varies DC appliance, Ideal for everyday use
  • Less than 2kgs, small in size and easy to take
  • Water-proof solar panel with long lasting aluminum frame provides over 20 years lifespan
  • 3A 12V/24V PWM charge controller, overcharge and over discharge protection for the battery
  • Battery clips with 2m extension wire, easy and convenient for operation.
SaleBestseller No. 8
Renogy KIT-BUNDLE400P Solar Panel Kit, 400 Watts
Renogy KIT-BUNDLE400P Solar Panel Kit, 400 Watts
11 Reviews
  • Designed for off-grid solar panel system, caravan, RV, boat, Green house solar panel system. Polycrystalline solar cell efficiency: 17.9%; MPPT charge controller peak efficiency: 97%
  • Withstand high wind (2400Pa) and snow loads (5400Pa); resistant aluminum frame which allows the panels last for a long time
  • The charge controller has been upgraded to Renogy's new negative grounding 30A PWM 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.
  • Complete kit includes: (1) Renogy 400 Watt 12 Volt Polycrystalline Solar Panel (2) Wanderer 30A PWM Charge Controller (3) 9in MC4 Adaptor Kit
Bestseller No. 9
WINDYNATION Complete Solar 100 Watt Panel Kit: 100W Solar Panel + 20A LCD Display PWM Charge Controller + MC4 Connectors + Mounting Z Brackets for 12V Battery off grid, RV, Boat
WINDYNATION Complete Solar 100 Watt Panel Kit: 100W Solar Panel + 20A LCD Display PWM Charge Controller + MC4 Connectors + Mounting Z Brackets for 12V Battery off grid, RV, Boat
64 Reviews
  • 100 Watt solar charging kit provides up to 100 watts of clean, free, renewable power
  • Designed for RVs, cabins, homes, boats, back-up and remote power use
  • PWM Solar Charge Controller has user adjustable settings! LCD Screen shows, voltage, solar panel status, battery state of charge, and DC load draw. See Image in photo gallery for all LCD Screen readouts. Compatible with lead acid, AGM, gel, and lithium batteries.
  • Kit will provide on average 300 Watt Hours (Wh) or 25 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 3pcs 100W solar panels (12 volt system) and 6pcs 100W solar panels (24 volt system)
  • Complete kit includes: (1) 100 Watt Polycrystalline WindyNation Solar Panel, 20-Amp (user adjustable) WindyNation LCD Display Solar Charge Controller, 40 feet of UL Listed 12 AWG Solar Cable, all necessary MC4 Connectors, all necessary mounting hardware and Installation Manual.
SaleBestseller No. 10
ACOPOWER 100W Portable Solar Panel Kit, Waterproof 20A Charge Controller for both 12V Battery and Generator
ACOPOWER 100W Portable Solar Panel Kit, Waterproof 20A Charge Controller for both 12V Battery and Generator
33 Reviews
  • Battery and Generator Ready with three choices: ONE - build-in charge controller makes it ready for 12V battery; TWO -MC4 connector design for a solar generator; THREE -charge 12V RV battery and solar generator simultaneously
  • Portable: two 50 watts solar panels attached in pairs for portability. Case design facilitates transportation and helps keep solar panel safe when storing
  • Waterproof: the kit is IP65 waterproof, outdoor durability balances portability with solid frame build; 20A waterproof charge controller on the back
  • Easy Set-up: pre-installed stand allows for easy and quick set-up. MC4 connectors or Anderson plug allow easy installation to RV / camper / trailer battery unit. For pre-wired RV or camper, please contact ACOPOWER for adapters - Furrion and SAE Zamp solar
  • Expansible: 20A charge controller pre-installed allows an expansion for totally 200W solar system. An adapter is needed for the expansion, check the portable 200W solar system, please search acopower 200w portable; to build it yourself, please contact ACOPOWER

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