The Benefit of Being Two Faced

Source: TUV Rheinland

“It’s good to be two-faced!” said no business person. Yet with solar energy, being two faced could be a huge benefit. Bifacial solar panels have solar cells on both the top and bottom of the panel. This allows them to capture energy from both sides by using the reflection of light on the surface below. Production can increase by up to 30%.

Manufacturer, geographic location, and system design can all impact the output of a solar array. Understanding the nuances that can affect the cost, ROI, and long-term savings of is one ways that Genie Solar Energy can help.

According to the above graph, Bifacial-1, from Prism Solar, far outperformed other systems in Tempe, Arizona and Davis, California.

As this Green Tech article articulates, creating an apples-to-apples comparison has many nuances. This means field conditions are often a far cry from artificially stable lab environments. And therefore ensuring production from a panel without considering its conditions can be difficult.

Genie Energy Ltd., (NYSE: GNE, GNEPRA) is a global energy solutions company. We supply customers in the US and Europe with electricity, including electricity generated from renewable resources and with natural gas. Through Genie Solar Energy and Prism Solar, we design, construct and install commercial solar energy solutions. We provide commercial and industrial clients with energy brokerage and consultative services through our Diversegy brand.