Buildings are responsible for almost 36 percent of global energy use and 39 percent of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions.
Rooftop solar panels are a great way to reduce carbon footprint, but rooftops have been scarcely utilized to generate solar energy globally.
One of the reasons is conventional solar systems are too heavy on rooftops that are not engineered to support their weight.
Now, Singapore-based Maxeon Solar Technologies has developed frameless, thin, and lightweight panels. The installed weight of around 6 kg / m2 is less than half that of conventional panels.
Solar panels do not use metal frames and contain no glass
These solar panel stickers do not require any kind of mounting system. As a result, it can be glued directly onto a roof…. even if the rooftop surface is not smooth. These solar panels have efficiency and performance ratings that are equivalent to standard solar panels.
Called a “peel-and-stick” solution, each Maxeon Air panel consists of several IBC solar cells that have a metal foundation and stress-free cell connections. The panels are corrosion resistant and can bend without cracking.
Stick panels have an efficiency rating of 20.9% combined with shade tolerance, hot-spot resistance, and low power-temperature coefficient.