Double-Sided Solar Cells May Soon Be The Solar Panel Standard

Double-sided solar cells are already enabling panels to sit vertically on land or rooftops and even horizontally as the canopy of a gas station. According to a new thermodynamic formula, the amount of electricity that can be harnessed from bifacial cells can be as much as 20 percent versus standard mono facial cells. The type of terrain will be the biggest factor in the amount of energy that can be produced, concrete being the most reflective has the highest energy potential.

In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, experts estimate that by 2030, bifacial solar cells will account for nearly half of the market share for solar panels worldwide.

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