03 Jul '12, 2pm

Double-Sided Solar Cells Produce Up to 50% More Energy

Bifacial, or double-sided, solar cells are able to generate energy from direct sunlight on their front side and from reflected and diffused light on their rear side. They work in either a vertical or horizontal installation and could majorly boost the efficiency of solar power systems. They've been tinkered with for decades, but expensive materials and difficulty in manufacturing has kept them from taking off. Luckily, that could be changing. BSolar, an Israeli solar start up company, has announced that they have produced bifacial solar cells that are high-power, high-efficiency and more affordable to manufacture. The monocrystalline silicon solar cells are made with standard equipment and production processes, which means they could be scaled up for the mass market. According to the company , the cells "provide 10-30% higher energy (KWH) per KWp installed in standard appl...

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