SunPower pronounces 22 % environment friendly photo voltaic panels

SunPower announces 22 percent efficient solar panelsSilicon Valley-based mostly SunPower Company is wanting so as to add a bit extra juice to your rooftop, saying its highest energy and most effective photo voltaic panel up to now. The SPR-315 photo voltaic panel is predicated on the corporate’s model spankin’ new Gen 2 photo voltaic cells, which have a rated energy output of 315 watts and boast 22 % photovoltaic (PV) effectivity — that is against the 7% to 17% widespread in most business PV techniques. In accordance with SunPower, meaning you must get roughly 50 % extra energy per sq. foot of roof space than the typical photo voltaic panel, utilizing half as many panels. Whether or not it’s going to additionally value you half as a lot or not has but to be seen, however we should always discover out by the point the SPR-315 photo voltaic panels can be found within the Spring of subsequent yr, after we too have coated our nation cottage within the stuff, and begin contributing to — not pulling from — the grid.

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