Shingled Solar Panels: A Breakthrough in Solar Energy Efficiency

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This fascinating article will delve into the novel concept of shingled solar panels. We will conduct a thorough comparison of shingled solar panels and conventional modules, highlighting the numerous benefits that this technology offers. Prepare to see the bright side of shingled solar panels! Our goal is to assist you in determining whether shingled solar panels are the best fit for your needs! Let's dig deeper and discover even more exciting possibilities!

Shingled Solar Panels

What exactly are shingled solar panels?

Shingled solar panels are an exciting and innovative technology that offers numerous advantages for renewable energy.

Shingling is a highly innovative technique that has the potential to significantly improve cell-to-module (CTM) gains in solar panels. This method eliminates the need for interconnecting ribbons, resulting in lower resistive losses. The captivating aesthetic appeal of shingled modules is one of their most notable features. These modules are designed to look like coloured glass panels, making them an excellent choice for aesthetic building design and the rooftop solar market.

shingled solar cell

Shingled solar panel's technical structure​

The solar module market has seen exciting advancements in recent years, embracing a wide range of cell formats and interconnection technologies, moving beyond the traditional ribbon-based of full-square solar cells. These developments have resulted in even higher power outputs!

To make shingled cells, a full-size high-quality monocrystalline PERC cell is laser-cut into 5 or 6 strips, maximizing its potential. The manufacturing process demonstrates its efficiency and precision by expertly assembling long strings of 34 to 40 solar cells, which are arranged in narrow strips based on panel size. To join them, an electrically conductive adhesive (ECA) is used, which allows for increased conductivity and flexibility.

Because of their unique structure, shingled solar panels produce more energy per square metre! The cells in shingled modules extend the entire length of the module, improving performance even in partial shade. Modules are also more resistant to hotspots and less expensive to manufacture.

Shingled solar panel's technical structure

What are the optimized aspects of shingled solar panels over traditional panels?

Let us now look at the benefits of shingled solar panels over conventional panels. To achieve the desired output, conventional solar panels employ a variety of solar cells. These solar cells are thoughtfully spaced across the panel, allowing for efficient electrical connections using copper busbars and high-temperature soldering processes.

We can significantly reduce resistance losses and improve electrical connection efficiency by increasing the number of busbars. As a result, many solar panel manufacturers have wisely decided to include more busbars. Having more busbars covering the cells, on the other hand, means that more of the solar cells are efficiently used, resulting in a higher output.

In comparison to conventional solar panels, shingled cells provide a unique and innovative way of connecting them. They don't require busbars, and the cells can be seamlessly joined together. Furthermore, when compared to conventional panels, the wiring configuration of shingled solar panels brings exciting advancements. Shingled panels have the advantage of being wired in parallel, which can improve solar cell efficiency and performance when compared to conventional panels.

common PV modules VS shingled PV modules

What are the incredible benefits of shingled solar panels

Enhanced Energy Harvest:

Increased energy harvesting:

Power per square metre increased: Shingled solar cells have the advantage of not requiring top busbars, allowing more cells to be exposed to sunlight. This configuration optimizes cell spacing, maximizing the energy production potential of the solar panel area.

Improved energy efficiency as a result of shading:

Modern series-wired solar panels have made significant progress in reducing power output reduction when a portion of the panel is shaded. Shingled panels, on the other hand, have the advantage of being able to be wired in groups and configured in parallel, significantly reducing shading losses.

shingle-glass VS common half-cut

Great reliability:

High dependability:

Shingled solar panels have the advantage of not requiring the approximately 30 metres of busbars and soldered joints found in conventional panels. This reduction in busbars results in fewer busbar failures, promoting a more dependable and long-lasting solar panel system.

Enhanced mechanical performance:

Static and dynamic load tests have shown that the shingle approach provides exceptional resilience against external forces, outperforming conventional solar panels in terms of failure resistance. After a mechanical load test of 8100Pa at room temperature, there are no additional microcracks and power degradation is 0.5%.

8100Pa  static mechanical load test

Lower operating temperature:

Shingling products work more efficiently and at a lower temperature than standard solar panels. Shingled solar panels operate at 42.32°C, whereas common half-cut products operate at 455. As a result, the quality of the shingled solar panels is higher and the efficiency is higher.

Lower operating temperature  shingled solar panels

Green and ecological:

Shingled solar panels are more environmentally friendly than standard solar panels. Shingled solar panels are fluoride-free and low in lead, making them more environmentally friendly. They also replace 0.3kg metal ribbon with adhesives. They reduce the lead content of the module by more than 60%, use no solder ribbon, and use less busbar.

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Beautiful aesthetics:

Aesthetic appeal:

The appearance is clean and sleek: Shingled solar panels have a streamlined design that removes visible circuitry, giving them a modern and appealing appearance that improves their street appeal.

The technology of solar panels is constantly evolving, and shingled solar panels are at the forefront of this advancement. They provide superior performance, dependability, and aesthetics, making them the best choice for capturing solar energy.

Shingled technology is rapidly evolving, and the cost is approaching that of traditional modules. These panels are gaining popularity in places like Europe, Australia, Korea, and Japan! Maysun Solar, a 15-year-old PV module manufacturer, proudly offers a diverse range of all-black shingled solar panels in a variety of sizes.

client story 410W  shingled solar panels
client story 410W  shingled solar panels
client story 410W  shingled solar panels
client story 410W  shingled solar panels
client story 410W  shingled solar panels

Maysun Solar has specialized in producing high-quality photovoltaic modules since 2008. We have a large selection of shingled, half-cut, and IBC solar panels that provide superior performance and stylish designs that will blend in with any building. Maysun Solar has successfully established offices, warehouses, and long-term relationships with outstanding installers in a variety of countries! Please do not hesitate to contact us for the most recent module quotations or any PV-related questions.

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