Double Sided Solar Panel and Solar Tracker = More Energy At A Lower Cost

Solar power systems with double-sided (bifacial) solar panels—which collect sunlight from two sides instead of one—and single-axis tracking technology that tilts the panels so they can follow the sun are the most cost-effective to date, researchers report June 3rd in the journal Joule. They determined that this combination of technologies produces almost 35% more energy, on average than immobile single-panel photovoltaic systems, while reducing the cost of electricity by an average of 16%.

The results are stable, even when accounting for changes in the weather conditions and in the costs from the solar panels and the other components of the photovoltaic system. Read the full article here…

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