Its superior performance and a 23% reduction in production costs should enable the double-sided solar panel a real alternative to replace the traditional solar panel.

WoodMac analysis predicts a double-sided solar power exponentially over the next five years.

According to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables analysis, this year there will be approximately 5.4 GW of total double-sided solar capacity installed all over the world, mainly in Asia.

In five years, however, the distribution share will be split almost evenly between Asia and North America, with cumulative installed capacity increasing tenfold. These are the numbers on the double-sided solar, which looks like ready to become the “standard” of photovoltaic energy.

With better economic performance of the system and better energy efficiency, “bilateral” modules are able to collect solar energy from both sides of the module, using the light reflected from the ground surface on the back of the panel.

Double-sided solar seems to have inherited all the advantages of one-sided technology combined, however, with a higher power and higher reliability– Manufacturers can actually increase their efficiency by using higher wattage modules.

Although the costs are higher than those of unilateral solar, according to WoodMac forecasts, they will be offset by significantly higher energy efficiency, capable of delivering a level energy cost (i.e. an index of competitiveness market) better than a unilateral system. Analysts also predict that Double-sided solar power generation costs will be reduced by 23% over the next five years.

To ensure the financability of double-sided solar energy (its ability to obtain financing), manufacturers have worked in close collaboration over the years with research laboratories and customers to collect performance data and validate energy performance. of that type.

Data collected by WoodMac shows that, for example, asphalt produced an energy gain of almost 11%, while natural ground cover produced an energy gain of 15%.

In addition, the simulation in the laboratory also seems to have improved considerably. However, for these data to be fully corroborated, it will be necessary to wait for a measurement to be carried out over a full year, also verifying the seasonality of soil reflection, type of cover, design and optimum height, in order to maximize the performance of double-sided solar power and your economic return on investment.

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