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SunSil Integra PV – breakthrough solar panel tech promises to improve efficiency by 30% or more

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Those clever Danes have come up with a new ‘breakthrough’ solar voltaic tech that they say will improve efficiency by 30% or more. The new SunSil Integra PV system uses intelligent solar micro cells instead of large dumb panels, which means that their product can cope with shadows, obstructions and dead cells significantly better than traditional solar panels.

In the demo video they simulate the loss of power from a leaf falling on a panel, and where the conventional panel immediately loses a large chunk of power output, the SunSil model loses almost nothing. Impressive.

Not only will the new tech improve efficiency, but also make it easier to site and install panels, as installers won’t have to worry so much about potential shadowing effects from nearby trees etc. Each panel will cost around €900.00.

 SunSil laser cuts each six inch square cell into microcells. Each is monitored and dynamically controlled by SunSil’s patented Dynamic Microcell Optimisation technology to provide the optimum output for the whole Integra module. Leaves, snow, shadowing, moss, and bird droppings are no longer a problem as the affected microcells are switched out leaving the rest operating at maximum efficiency, enabling the Integra to gather up to 30% more electricity per annum than current designs.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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