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Photovoltaic Material Design

Photovoltaic Device and System Design: This is another hot topic experiencing rapid growth in recent years. If you have a solar energy project, be assured that we have some of the best inventors, patent holders and designers in the World. Solar photovoltaics (PVs) are arrays of cells containing a material that converts solar radiation into direct current electricity. Materials presently used for photovoltaics include amorphous silicon, polycrystalline silicon, monocrystalline silicon, cadmium telluride, and copper indium selenide/sulfide and others. Due to the growing demand for renewable energy sources, the manufacture of solar cells and photovoltaic arrays has advanced dramatically in recent years.

Photovoltaics are best known as a method for generating electric power by using solar cells to convert energy from the sun into electricity. The photovoltaic effect refers to photons of light knocking electrons into a higher state of energy to create electricity. The term photovoltaic denotes the unbiased operating mode of a photodiode in which current through the device is entirely due to the transduced light energy. Virtually all photovoltaic devices are some type of photodiode.

Solar cells produce direct current electricity from light, which can be used to power equipment or to recharge a battery. The first practical application of photovoltaics was to power orbiting satellites and other spacecraft, but today the majority of photovoltaic modules are used for grid connected power generation. In this case an inverter is required to convert the DC to AC. There is a smaller market for off-grid power for remote dwellings, boats, recreational vehicles, electric cars, roadside emergency telephones, remote sensing, and cathodic protection of pipelines.

Solar concentrators have the potential to maximize the output power per unit area from a solar module. A prototype is claimed to have achieved a concentration of solar energy that is more than 1,000 times greater than standard flat panels.

As the need for alternative and clean energy resources increases, the use of photovoltaic energy devices and systems is expected to multiply in the coming years.

You too should definitely consider integrating a photovoltaic device into your products if possible and feasible. There will be increasing demand for photovoltaic operated options of water pumps, telecommunication stations, field operational equipment...etc. If you would like our input regarding feasibility and possibility of integrating a photovoltaic module into your products, contact us.

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