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5 Emerging Solar Technologies

October 17, 2022

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Solar energy use has rapidly increased in popularity over the past 40 years. Solar technology has seen many breakthroughs, including more durable solar cells and higher solar energy harvesting with precision sun tracking. If you’re looking for the best solar systems, PES Solar provides affordable and functional solar installations.

Our solar solutions protect you from unpredictable increases in utility prices and allow you to use clean energy. Our solar panel experts discuss the top emerging solar technologies, revolutionizing how we utilize solar power.

1. Floating Photovoltaic Solar Farms

Floating Solar Farms are photovoltaic (PV) solar power systems that float on water. Water helps keep the solar arrays cool, making them up to 16% more efficient. Scientists at NASA believe floating solar can help decarbonize economies by 2050. 

When installed on hydroelectric dams, the solar arrays reduce evaporation, saving additional water for hydropower. The Nature Portfolio has calculated that floating solar panels could generate 4,000 gigawatts of electricity by covering 10% of the world’s hydropower reservoirs.

2. Solar Powered Lighting

Street lighting has undergone significant technical developments with advancements in solar and LED technology. Solar street lamps absorb sunlight during the day to keep streets illuminated and safe at night. Scientists are working hard to develop smart systems and improve solar power LED energy efficiency, as the technology will result in considerable savings of at least twenty-five years. 

3. Solar Skins

Solar skin is a photovoltaic technology that allows the integration of solar panels with customized stick-on designs. Solar skins have a sleek finish and conveniently hide metal components. As opposed to traditional panels, solar skin is ten times lighter, has no toxic materials, and can fit the shape of any surface.

While traditional solar panels capture more energy, solar fabrics collect a wider spectrum of light, allowing them to work even on gray days. Recent advancements in flexible solar skin solutions have increased their energy conversion from 13.4% to 16.6%. 

4. Photovoltaic Noise Barriers

Photovoltaic systems use emerging solar technologies such as noise barriers to convert sunlight into electricity. Unlike older silicon solar panels, photovoltaic noise barriers shield the receivers from noise pollution. Installing these solar panels over the roof reduces your home’s noise levels. 

5. Solar Fabrics

Scientists have been researching how to embed solar cells into clothing. Solar fabrics are small and breathable, so they’re perfect for tracking fitness levels or keeping your phone’s battery charged. The US Army is developing solar-powered robotic tents with the help of solar cell manufacturers.

Give PES Solar a Call Today and Improve Your Energy Efficiency

PES Solar provides solar power systems with the latest technology. All our solar products are up-to-date and of the highest quality. To make solar power even more affordable, we can help you apply for rebates and avoid common solar panel problems.

Contact PES Solar today to learn about emerging solar technologies or install solar panels for your home in Orlando, West Palm Beach, or Tampa, FL. Call us at 800-650-6519.