Bifacial Solar Cells Capture Up to 50% More Sunlight

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We’ve been reporting on a lot of advancements in photovoltaic solar cells here lately, from transparent cells that capture the energy of infrared sunlight to systems that rely on Fresnel lenses for an extra concentrated jolt of juice. Via comes another innovation in photovoltaics, though a somewhat more straightforward one. A solar startup in Israel named bSolar has announced that its bifacial–that is, double-sided–solar cells are able to provide ten to thirty percent more energy in inclined horizontal installations (by capturing reflected light) or up to fifty percent more in vertical installations.

And apparently the price is “within the competitive range.”

Read: [Treehugger: Double-Sided Solar Cells Produce Up to 50% More Energy]

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