|Thin-film can operate to a high efficiency at non-optimal angles therefore offering greater potential for installation locations such as the vertical side of a building.
|Thin-film operates down to 10% of sunlight, extending the number of hours over the year in which to produce electricity providing a more consistent energy yield. Additionally thin-film alignment makes panels less effected by shading.
|Panels are less affected by high temperatures so don't require ventilation for optimal operation. Furthermore thin-film works at a higher efficiency over a greater temperature range meaning maximum potential energy production.
|Initial installation costs similar to conventional building materials but additional multi-functionality makes thin-film photovoltaic glass economically superior.
|Tough and rigid panels with laminated glass increase the panel's functionality and potential for installation applications.|
With thin-film the active material is deposited as a thin, naturally translucent layer on a conductive glass substrate. We manufacture our BIPV panels by vacuum depositing an ultra-thin film of the PV absorber on a conductive TCO glass surface then laminating another glass sheet on top.