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While the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) started in Scotland, the solar panels developed in France and reached the stage of mass production are at the point of breaking new ground in sustainable energy.
Manufactured by Maxeon Solar Technologies, these panels are thinner than a pencil and half the weight of other rooftop solar panels. Thanks to this technology, commercial businesses and houses that cannot be installed with solar panels on their roofs due to excessive weight will be able to benefit from sustainable energy by using solar energy.
Solar panels are the easiest and least expensive to install among other sustainable energy systems. For this reason, many homes and businesses prefer electricity generation via solar panels instead of other systems.
Thanks to the electricity obtained from solar panels, 75 million barrels of oil and 35 million tons of carbon dioxide gas per year are prevented from entering the atmosphere.
Currently, there are very thin solar panels on the market that can be portable or attached to the wall of houses, but this new product produced by French Maxeon has a high electricity generation capacity in a minimum area and is the thinnest solar panel in the world in its field.
Many solar panels on the market currently produced cannot be installed on the roofs of factories, warehouses, workplaces, and some houses, which have very heavy and wide roofs. These thin panels produced by Maxeon are capable of starting a new era in the field of generating electricity from solar energy.
Why do we need lighter solar panels?
The energy spent in houses and apartments, which are the living spaces of people, causes 28 percent of global warming in the world. In addition, solar panels cannot be installed on the roofs of at least 40 percent of commercial buildings due to their weight.
Lightweight solar panels are especially important in terms of being applied to commercial buildings such as factories, warehouses, and workplaces. These new solar panels do not use metal frames and heavy glass surfaces. In addition, the adhesive system that does not require a shelf is another factor that reduces the weight considerably.
When all these are combined, a system that weighs 6 kilograms per square meter and is approximately 60 percent lighter than normal solar panels emerges.
According to research by Maxeon Solar Technologies, only the European market has at least one year of the unoccupied market with lightweight roof systems waiting for solar panels to be installed.
The spokesperson of the company said in a statement that the new design they developed is largely advantageous due to the supply chain, distribution, and rapid assembly.
“This new technology solar panels weight, volume, production and shipping costs are very low. Especially large companies and small business owners can reach their zero-emission targets much faster thanks to these panels.
Maxeon solar panels are manufactured at its headquarters in Porcelette, France, on the Luxembourg-Germany border, and willfully enter the European Union market in 2022.