65W Thin Film Flexible Solar Panel for RV roof system (SND10-65)
|1. Unique product- flexible, lightweight, durable|
|2. Innovative, proprietary manufacturing technology|
|3. Historically proven solution with superior power production per installed watt|
|4. Wide variety of applications: rooftop, portable, military recreational solar|
|Peak power||65 Watt|
|Voltage at Pmax||16V|
|Current at Pmax||4.09A|
|Short circuit current||5.1A|
|Open circuit voltage||22V|
Roll-up thin film solar panels on stainless steel plates are manufactured by a roll-to-roll process.
Which allows the company to produce triple-junction thin-film silicon solar cells on rolls of thin stainless steel substrates, three feet wide and up to one mile long. The long stainless steel web is guided through a series of vacuum chambers for the deposition of nine semiconductor layers using a plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition process, and back-reflector and top electrode layers using a sputtering process. The combined thickness of the layers for the triple-junction solar cell is approximately one hundredth of the thickness of a typical sheet of paper. Therefore, only a small amount of silicon is used.
We have made advancements to the manufacturing process that allows it to market these products at a very attractive price point. However, the basic technology used in the cells and packaging techniques used in the modules are well proven, predictable and have an operating history of over ten years in the field.
About the efficiency, while conventional solar panels have efficiency topping 20%, thin film solar panels are only are about 8% efficient. Technology Review gives the example of one of thin film flexible18' long panels producing 330w, whereas if that same area was covered in conventional crystalline silicon panels in would be 740w.
Quite a difference, but then again, these panels could be used in applications where conventional solar panels simply wouldn't be appropriate.
Thin film flexible amorphous silicon solar panel offers solutions for
Flat, Corrugated and Standing Seam Metal Roofs
Single Ply TPO and EPDM Membrane Roofs
HDPE Landfill Covers
Flexible solar modules are produced utilizing a thin stainless steel substrate and flexible lamination polymers which equate to a thickness of ~1.5 mm. This allows our modules to be used for a wide variety of applications.
Flexible solar modules(~. 5 lbs/sq. Ft) are roughly three times lighter than rigid glass based PV modules, which means they can easily be installed on rooftops that may not be able to take the weight of glass modules and their support structures without the need for costly roof reinforcement modifications.
3. High Performance
Thin film amorphous silicon based PV modules offer better power performance in actual outdoor conditions vs. Some other solar technologies that currently dominate the market.
Our solar modules are flexible and lightweight and do not utilize glass which make them very durable and resilient to most weather conditions.
5. Easy to Install
Our products can be integrated into a building's roofing membrane or rolled on and adhered which allows for easy installation and also eliminates the need for roof penetrating racking structures.
Below is a comparison of a typical thin-film CdTe glass panel (~5 to ~6.8 mm thick) and our flexible, thin-film silicon module on stainless steel (~1 mm total thickness).