It’s an idea that’s brilliant in its simplicity. If you can generate electricity using one side of a solar panel, why can’t you generate more energy using both sides? Cutting-edge technology has allowed the design of bi-facial solar arrays that boost production significantly. Our Fort Worth renewable energy experts at Bronco Renewable Energy Solutions can show you how to integrate a commercial bi-facial solar array installation in Texas into your energy savings strategy. Bi-facial solar arrays are a wonderful energy solution for commercial building purposes.
Energy efficiency increases of between 10 and 30 percent have been achieved through bi-facial solar arrays, and expectations are that 50 percent is possible in vertical applications. That translates to cell efficiency of 21 to 24 percent and a total module power of 280 to 325 watts for an array consisting of 60 modules.
The boost in power output is due to the use of boron instead of the usual aluminum in the bi-facial cell. Boron lets the rear of each solar cell absorb reflected light while increasing the front side’s efficiency. In addition, boron makes cells less likely to bow or break. Bi-facial cells are made of silicon panels, as the one-sided photovoltaic cells are, but its contacts have been modified to absorb energy on both sides.
In addition, the bi-facial solar cell design uses reflective light that usually gets lost and wasted. This means that rooftops painted white or silver would have even more opportunity for energy increases.
Our experienced Fort Worth renewable energy team at Bronco Renewable Energy Resources can help you to take advantage of increased energy production through commercial bi-facial solar array installation in Texas.
We offer a free cost estimate for every bi-facial solar array installation. Call us at (817) 241-2303 today!