Advanced Solar Photonics (ASP), an American company manufacturing crystalline silicon solar photovoltaic panels, will unveil its advanced glass-to-glass photovoltaic module series at the Intersolar North America 2012 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center on July 10 to 12, 2012.
The dual sided glass module (G2G) line will comprise a variety of products with framed and frameless construction, bifacial cells, and optical tracking front sheets featuring micro lenses. G2G photovoltaic solar panels comprise thinner tempered glass that decreases the distance travelled by light, thus increasing the module’s overall efficiency by 10%. ASP modules have a holographic material between the layers of EVA and silicon to optimize the time of electricity generation per day, which further increases their efficiency.
G2G design enables double side protection of silicon materials against adverse weather conditions. Thinner glass ensures impact resistance, thermal stability, minimal heat and micro fracture removal. The expected usable operating life of G2G modules is 50 years devoid of mechanical damage or humidity and temperature-associated back sheet delamination. Moreover, the glass-to-glass lamination technique without multi-layer back sheet lessens fire hazard and reduces the occurrence of mechanical damage.
The key element of the G2G line is the bifacial technology that will use low-cost optical tracking panels as a substitute for high-cost axis-based mechanical tracking systems, but will deliver the same efficiency. Advanced Solar Photonics will exhibit five G2G products as well as the ASP 400 Watt line of photovoltaic modules at the Intersolar North America 2012.