- Spain’s Solar Energy Institute of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid has verified the efficiency level of the unique solar panels.
- The modules were rigorously tested for an entire year by the Swiss Institute of Technology for their durability.
Insolight Sarl, a renowned Switzerland-based clean energy company, has reportedly announced that its new, innovative rooftop solar panels have achieved record levels of efficiency in their operations.
Reports cite, the company’s next-gen solar panels integrate space-grade solar cells and concentrated glass cover which allows the panels to reach 29% efficiency as compared to 19% efficiency boasted by the conventional non-concentrated solar modules.
According to a press release by Insolight, Spain’s Solar Energy Institute of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid has verified the efficiency level of the unique solar panels, thereby setting up the products for commercial launch & large-scale industrialization. The company has even taken steps towards the industrialization phase with its full-size pre-production series, which is cost-effective as well as compatible with the assembly equipment that exists in the market.
The CEO of Insolight, Laurent Coulot stated that for the rooftop solar market, a major challenge is not just about boosting of efficiencies but about doing so in a manner that merges cost-effectiveness with durability & ease of installation.
Apart from the 29% efficiency validation obtained from IES-UPM, the solar modules have also been put through rigorous tests by the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), which tested the modules for real-life conditions for about a year. The modules successfully operated without failure through storms, extreme heat as well as winter conditions.
The CTO of Insolight, Mathieu Ackermann stated that over the previous two years, the Insolight team has brought the solar panel from a laboratory prototype to a ready-to-release full-size solar power panel. Ackermann further stated that the product has been tested extensively and Insolight is now ready for large-scale production & is also developing an industrial strategy for the same.
According to reports, the company is in talks with numerous solar manufacturers for licensing its technology.