LAKE MARY, Fla. -- Advanced Solar Photonics, LLC, an American manufacturer of photovoltaic equipment and provider of turnkey alternative energy systems, announced it is introducing a line of next generation glass-to-glass PV modules.
The dual sided glass module series will include a range of products featuring bifacial cells, framed and frameless construction, and optical tracking front sheets with micro lenses. G2G PV solar panels feature thinner tempered glass, which reduces the distance light travels, thereby increasing overall module efficiency 10 percent. To further increase efficiency, ASP modules feature a holographic material sandwiched between the silicon and EVA layers maximizing the time per day they can generate electricity from the sun.
"The use of glass-to- glass technology in PV module encapsulation and fabrication is an example of how electricity costs can be hedged through innovation and technology rather than through financial tools," said Lawrence Hefler, spokesman for ASP. "The company's investment in research and development will continue to bring the cost of solar to grid parity making it more economically viable in the US."
G2G architecture provides dual sided protection of silicon materials from extreme weather conditions. Thinner glass ensures less heat, thermal stability, resistance to impact and elimination of micro fractures. G2G modules are expected to have a usable lifetime of 50 years without danger of mechanical damage or temperature and humidity-related delamination of the back sheet. The glass-to-glass lamination method with no multi-layer back sheet also reduces fire hazard and lessens the probability of mechanical damage over the lifetime of the module.
The highlight of the G2G series is the bifacial technology that will replace costly axis-based mechanical tracking systems with less expensive optical tracking panels while achieving the same efficiency gains.
SOURCE: Advaced Solar Photonics LLC