Kamis, 08 September 2011

How Solar Technology Has Advanced



Researchers and scientists are not sleeping until they get an advanced for of Photovoltaic module technology. Their desire is to provide more energy independence and somehow they have a number of breakthroughs that we can count. For your information, PV module is the panel that converts the energy from sun to electricity for use. Let us consider 5 advancements that they have come up with.

Third- Generation Solar Cells


This one uses silicon and thin cadmium telluride films and copper indium gallium seledine to convert sun rays into electricity. It is a traditional solar cell.


Sensor Solar Panels


These are flat sheets of interconnected solar cells that have the capacity to automatically track sun’s power up to about 500 to 1000 times. It generates 25 kilowatts of electricity while at its peak.


Stirling Energy System


This is a more refined design that suits deserts better. It uses thermal energy to heat a gas which expands and pushes the piston. Then, during the cooling phase of the gas, contraction occurs and the engine is cycled. This engine is about 30 percent efficient.

 High-Performance Photovoltaic


Once the national renewable energy laboratory is done with this, it would bring about high efficiency technologies for the commercial sector. It aims at doubling the conversion rate of the PV technologies.


Building-Integrated Photovoltaic


This one is also under research phase at the national renewable energy laboratory. It would help with the integration of PV panels into buildings as they are constructed. It will eventually eliminate building materials like roofs, windows, overhangs and walls and it would make the buildings more beautiful.

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